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Saudi Arabia

Check our destination guide for postal restrictions and requirements

Please note all postal items sent to Saudi Arabia (regardless of value/gift status) will now be subject to a Value-Added Tax (VAT) payable by the recipient at 5% of the article value.

Prohibitions

The following items are prohibited from importation, meaning they won't be allowed to enter the destination country, territory or region.

To check which items are considered dangerous and prohibited for sending from Australia, download our dangerous goods guide (1.2MB).

  • Alcohol
  • Animals
  • Arms and ammunitions
  • Beverages and alcoholic fluids
  • Coins, precious metals, gemstones
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Medicines unless accompanied by a prescription
  • Natural and cultured pearls
  • Pork and derivative products
  • Products that contain photogenic or cinematographic functions (e.g. watches, drones, pens, eye glasses with inbuilt cameras)

Import restrictions

If an item is subject to import restrictions, it means that provisions must be met before it will be released from customs in the destination country, territory or region.

We recommend you confirm import restrictions with local authorities before posting:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Beverages and alcoholic fluids
  • Films
  • Foodstuffs, prepared
  • Natural and cultured pearls
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plant and plant products
  • Tobacco
  • Vegetables
  • War material
  • Weapons