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Turkmenistan

Check our destination guide for postal restrictions and requirements

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).

  • Antiques
  • Eggs, raw
  • Electronic and high-frequency machines
  • Furs
  • Honey and honeycomb
  • Ivory
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Viagra

 

  • Ordinary and registered Letters: 
    Turkmenistan does not accept ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to customs duty. International Express services have been suspended to Turkmenistan indefinitely due to Political unrest.

Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries and devices containing them are prohibited from being sent via International Express.

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:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animal products
  • Blueprints
  • Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
  • Bees
  • Animal products
  • Bees
  • Dairy products
  • Fish products
  • Food products
  • Fruit
  • Leeches
  • Medicines
  • Plants and plant products
  • Silkworms
  • Stamps
  • Vegetables
  • Weapons, hunting
  • Weapons and parts of weapons

Personal use items

Turkmenistan admits items for the exclusive personal use of the addressee, subject to the payment of customs duty and subject to certain items not exceeding the quantities shown.

  • Clothing - coats, jackets, etc: 3 of each kind
  • Cloth: 10 metres
  • Photographic and video equipment: 1 of each kind
  • Audio recordings: 10
  • Video recordings: 5
  • Personal computers and peripheral equipment: 1
  • Computer tapes and discs: 15
  • Wine and vodka 1 litre
  • Radio and video machines: 1 of each kind
  • Electronic music equipment: 1 of each kind
  • Primary religious works - Bible Koran, Tora, etc: 2 of each kind
  • Crucifixes, icons, etc.: 2 of each kind

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

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.

Commercial goods must include an invoice.

Inherited goods require a certificate, endorsed by a consul, which confirms the right of inheritance.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the Australia Post Customer Contact Centre on 13 76 78.

Delivery locations & exclusions

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

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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