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United Arab Emirates

Check our destination guide for postal restrictions and requirements


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).

  • Animals, live
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Carbon paper
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Fruit and nuts
  • Ivory
  • Insecticides, agriculture
  • Inorganic and organic chemicals
  • Live animals
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Oil cloth
  • Oiled paper
  • Miscellaneous chemical products
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Pearls, cultured, imitated or artificial
  • Printed books, newspapers and pictures- offensive by nature
  • Pork and pork products
  • Prepared foodstuffs
  • Photographic or cinematographic products
  • Raw hides and skins
  • Residue/waste from the food industry Weapons and parts thereof.

Transporting food of any kind is prohibited under International Courier.

Lithium batteries

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

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
  • Anti-parasite products
  • Films
  • Medical products
  • Narcotics
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants and plant products
  • Publications and books
  • Substances sent for medical examination or analysis.<