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Uganda

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).

  • Alcohols and spirits
  • Bank notes and other currency
  • Coins
  • Distilled beverages containing basic oils or noxious chemical substances
  • Flick knives
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Shaving brushes, Japanese.

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:

  • Clothing, bedding etc., used, for sale
  • Coins
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Firearms
  • Franking machines
  • Fruit
  • Metals, raw precious
  • Military uniforms
  • Parasites and insect killers
  • Plants
  • Publications relating to sexual matters and birth control
  • Seeds.

Uganda requires an import permit for many goods. Plants, seeds and fruit require the approval of the Commissioner, Agriculture Department, Entebbe, Uganda. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.

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 require an invoice. Mark the article invoice enclosed.

Some goods require a Certificate of Origin.

Used clothing, bedding, and so on, require a Certificate of Disinfection.

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) - Parcels delivers to all destinations
    International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
  • Parcels for delivery beyond the railway system
    Parcels for delivery beyond the railway system must be watertight.

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Uganda 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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