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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

Okay to send? Send responsibly.

As the sender, it's your responsibility to make sure your items don't break any laws or rules – both within Australia and in the destination country.

Restrictions and conditions can change at short notice so the information on this page should be used as a guide only. For the latest information, you should check the UPU prohibitions & restrictions (PDF 7.2MB) or contact the destination country's customs, postal trade or government authority.

It's also your responsibility to check if the destination country imposes any duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees on the item you're sending. If you're unsure, please contact the consulate office of the destination country.

Special documentation

In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.

Addressing

All addresses must contain the full correct country title - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Authorities may confiscate mail not correctly addressed.

Medicines

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia admits medicines only if accompanied by a medical prescription issued by a competent official authority.

Delivery locations & exclusions

Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.

  • International Express (carried via the EMS network) delivers to all destinations
    International Express - Parcels does deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not pay compensation for damage to articles containing:
    • Liquids or substances that easily liquefy
    • Fragile items
    • Perishable items.
  • International Registered Post - Letters
    Prohibitions for International Registered Post - Letters includes; coins, bank notes, securities of any kind payable to the bearer, travellers’ cheques, platinum, gold or silver whether manufactured or not, precious stones, jewels or other valuable articles.

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Saudi Post website.

Make sure it's safe to send

Some items are considered dangerous and unsuitable for sending from Australia, even if they’re not prohibited by the destination country.

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