Restricted / Prohibited Items List






Living creatures of any kind. No Exceptions
Dead creatures of any kind No Exceptions
Animal matter – animal skins, meat and Fur Imitations are allowed






Negotiable Currency

Counterfeit currency No Exceptions
Postage stamps are prohibited unless franked or no longer usable for postage purposes. Only Against Special Terms & Conditions
Money – bankers drafts, current bank notes,  currency  notes  or  coins,  credit  cards,  debit cards, uncrossed postal orders which do not state to whom they are to be paid, cheques or dividend warrants which are uncrossed and made payable to the bearer; bearer securities including share warrants, or subscription certificates, bonds or relative coupons, un -franked postage stamps, coupons, vouchers, tokens, lottery tickets, scratch cards  or  similar documents which can be exchanged themselves or with any other document for money, goods or services  


Only Against Special Terms

& Conditions and limited to specific items only.

  Precious metals. No Exceptions

















Dangerous Goods

Dangerous goods are defined as those goods which meet the criteria of 1 or more of 9 UN hazard classes. These classes relate to the type of hazard No Exceptions
Class 1 – Explosives  


No Exceptions

Any chemical compound, mixture or device capable of producing an explosive-pyrotechnic effect, with substantial instantaneous release of heat and gas. All explosives are prohibited Examples: Ammunition, Blast caps, Christmas cracker snaps, Fireworks, Flares, Fuses, Ignites, Nitro-glycerine etc
Class 2 – Gases compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressure  







No Exceptions

Permanent gases, which cannot be liquefied at ambient temperatures; liquefied gases, which can become liquid under pressure at ambient temperatures; dissolved gases, which are dissolved under pressure in a solvent.
1.     All flammable compressed gases are prohibited
Examples: Blowlamps, Butane, Cigarette lighters, Ethane, Gas cylinders for camping stoves, Hydrogen, Methane, Propane etc
2.     All toxic compressed gases are prohibited.
Examples: Chlorine, Fluorine etc
3.     All non-flammable compressed gases are prohibited
Examples: Carbon dioxide, Neon, Nitrogen, Fire extinguishers containing such gases etc
4.     All aerosols are prohibited
Class 3 – Flammable liquids  


No Exceptions

Liquids, mixtures of liquids, or liquids containing solids which give off a flammable vapour. Any liquid with a closed cup flash point below 60.5°C is prohibited
Examples: Acetone, Benzene, Cleaning compounds, Gasoline, Lighter fuel, Paint thinners and removers, Petroleum, Solvents etc
Class 4 – Flammable Solids  


No Exceptions

Substances liable to spontaneous combustion. Substances which, in contact with water, flammable gases. Solid materials which are liable to cause fire by friction, absorption of water, spontaneous chemical changes, or retained heat from  manufacturing or processing, or which can be readily ignited and burn vigorously


Examples: Calcium carbide, Cellulose nitrate products, matches (any type including safety), Metallic magnesium, Nitro-cellulose based film, Phosphorous, Potassium, Sodium, Sodium hydride, Zinc powder, Zirconium hydride etc
Class 5 – Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides  



No Exceptions

Though not necessarily combustible themselves, these substances may cause or contribute to combustion of other substances.  They may also be liable to explosive decomposition, react   dangerously with other substances, and be injurious to health. All oxidizing substances and organic peroxides are prohibited
Examples: Bromates, Chlorates, Components of fibreglass repair kits, Nitrates, Perchlorates, Permanganates, Peroxides etc
Class 6 – Toxic and infectious substances  





No Exceptions

Substances liable to cause death or injury if swallowed or inhaled, or by skin contact. All toxic substances are prohibited
Examples: Arsenic, Beryllium, Cyanide, Fluorine, Hydrogen Solenoid, Infectious substance containing micro-organisms or their toxins which are known or suspected to cause disease, Mercury, Mercury salts, Mustard gas, Nitrobenzene, Nitrogen dioxide, Pesticides, Poisons, Rat poison. Pathogens in Risk Groups 4, and selected Risk Group  3 pathogens listed  in Schedule 9, part 5 of the latest edition of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations are prohibited
Examples: Ebola, Foot and mouth disease, Environmental, clinical and medical waste.
Class 7 – Radioactive material  


No Exceptions

All material and samples that are classified as radioactive using Table 2-12 of latest edition of the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s Technical Instructions are prohibited.
Examples: Fissile material (Uranium 235, etc), Radioactive waste material, Thorium or Uranium ores, etc
Class 8 – Corrosives  



No Exceptions

Substances which can cause severe damage by chemical action to living tissue, other freight, or the means of transport. All corrosive substances are prohibited
Examples: Aluminium chloride, Caustic soda, Corrosive cleaning fluid, Corrosive rust remover/preventative, Corrosive paint remover, Electric storage batteries, Hydrochloric acid, Nitric acid, Sulphuric acid etc
Class 9 – Miscellaneous dangerous goods  


No Exceptions

Substances which present dangers not covered elsewhere
Examples: Asbestos, Dry ice (solid carbon dioxide), Magnetised material with a magnetic field strength of 0.159 A/m or more at 2.1m from the outside of the package
Infectious substances are prohibited No Exceptions
Radioactive substances are prohibited No Exceptions
Declared Value Consignments with a declared value for customs in excess of that which is permitted Only Against Special Terms & Conditions
Diagnostic Specimens Diagnostic specimens – unless classified as Dangerous Goods Terms & Conditions apply



Consignments not accompanied by proper documentation and necessary information as required by any convention, statute or tariff applicable to such consignments No Exceptions
Terms & Conditions apply
Any required documentation was not fully and correctly completed by the sender No Exceptions







Controlled drugs may not be sent by ACG. Those discovered in transit will be stopped, and handed to Customs or the Police, who may take illegal action against the sender and/or recipient. Examples: Cocaine, Cannabis resin, LSD, Narcotics, Morphine, Opium, Psychotropic substances etc  

No Exceptions

Prescription drugs sent for medical or scientific purposes, should not meet any of the criteria of the 9 UN  hazard  classes  when  classified  by  the  sender.  Drugs  in  prescription quantities may be sent by private individuals in the case of emergencies Terms & Conditions apply
Electronics Electronic/electric appliances and must have 1 battery to power the electronic. NO power banks allowed. Terms & Conditions apply please check with ACG office
Firearms Paint ball guns, BB guns, antique weapons, swords, knives etc No Exceptions
Firearms Firearms (including parts) and ammunition are prohibited No Exceptions






Goods which require special handling or careful treatment because they are particularly fragile or can only be transported upright or only lying on a certain side. These items must be packed in wooden crates. Sent at own risk
Ceramics or composites wholly or partially made of china and/or porcelain Sent at own risk
Glassware – items partially or wholly made of glass, or containing glass, (example:

picture frames that contain glass)  These items are sent at our customers risk if not packaged adequately.

Sent at own risk
Lighting – containing fluorescent tubes, neon lighting, x-ray tubes, light bulbs etc Sent at own risk
Musical instrument. Must be packaged in adequately packaging. Sent at own risk
Plaster items – including plaster of Paris, fibre clay. Must be packaged in adequately packaging. Sent at own risk


Lottery tickets, Gambling Devises, where prohibited by law No Exceptions
Tickets and related advertisements for illegal lotteries No Exceptions
illegal Items that is unlawful and/or illegally sent No Exceptions
Import/Export Controls Goods being processed under a temporary import/export requiring duty and/off tax exemption or reclaim Charges may apply. Check with ACG office.
Liquids Liquids not otherwise classed as Dangerous Goods Terms & Conditions apply
Fossils, stones or stoneware Sent at own risk
Marble or any stone derivative Sent at own risk


Indecent, obscene or offensive communications, prints, photographs, books or other articles, and packets bearing grossly offensive, indecent or obscene words, marks or designs are prohibited. Those discovered in transit will be stopped, and handed to Customs or the Police, who may take legal action against the sender and/or recipient  

No Exceptions

Other Goods that the damage or loss of would result in high consequential damages Only Against Special Terms & Conditions


Parcels that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind No Exceptions
Any item that is inadequately packaged No Exceptions
Perishables Foodstuffs and perishable food articles and beverages requiring refrigeration or other environmental control No Exceptions


Plants and plant material, including seeds and cut flowers (cut flowers are acceptable to certain destinations only) Terms & Conditions apply


Foul or disgusting material, pornography and/or obscene material, and any unsolicited indecent item or representation of any kind No Exceptions
Post Office Addresses


Shipments to Army Post Office (APO), Fleet Post Office (FPO), Post Office Box (PO Box) addresses. Only Against Special Terms & Conditions
Prohibited  Shipments the transportation, exportation or importation of which is prohibited by any law statute or regulation. No Exceptions
Prohibited Origins Origin of goods not allowed for imports as per destination country local laws and regulations             No Exceptions



Human and animal remains, including ashes

Packages which would be likely to cause damage to other packages, equipment, staff, or the public.

No Exceptions


No Exceptions


Safety Goods which are insufficiently packed No Exceptions


Tobacco Products Cigarette, Cigars, Electronic Cigarettes, Tobacco, vape and nicotine Terms & Conditions



Valuable goods – Precious metals and stones, jewellery and genuine pearls. Articles made largely or wholly of gold, silver or other precious metals Terms & Conditions apply
Any item that is classed as ‘high risk’ under our terms and conditions (unless we have specifically agreed in writing to carry these items and you have complied with any other conditions for the carriage of these items) Terms & Conditions apply


** Special terms & conditions are related to the commodity, value, quantity and local country laws and regulations.


General Guide of Hazardous Material
(This List is NOT a complete list of all IATA Dangerous Goods)
Acid Disinfectants Paint (oil based)
Adhesive Products (containing flammable liquid) Dry Ice Palladium
Aerosol Cans (EG: hairspray) Dyes Party Poppers
Air Bag (car) Essential Oils (EG: eucalyptus, tea tree)


Fibreglass Repair Kits

Perfume (including aftershave, cologne)

Perfumery Products


Aluminium Powder Fire Extinguishers Petrol
Ammonia Products Fire Lighters Phosphorus
Anti-Freeze Fireworks (EG: skyrockets, sparklers, crackers) Plastic Solvent
Poisons (EG: cyanide, lead, arsenic)


Appliances (containing batteries) Flares Flint Lighters
Barometers Furs and Skins (untreated) Polyester Resin Kits
Batteries (contained in any appliance) Gas (EG: propane, butane, hydrogen, helium) Propane
Batteries (car or wet cell) Gas Cylinders (EG: camping gas cylinders – full or empty)

Generators (fuel powered)

Glue (EG: flammable, quick drying)


Batteries (made from lithium) Ruthenium
Battery Fluid Shock Absorbers (gas or compressed air)

Signals, Distress

Blasting Caps
Bleach Hair Colouring/Bleaches Signals, Smoke
Blood Hairspray (aerosol)





Laundry Detergents

Lighter Fluid

Brake Fluid Solvents
Bullets Sparklers

Sulphuric Acid

Swimming Pool Chemicals

Tea Tree Oil

Textile Dyes

Caps For Starting Guns
Caps For Toy Guns
Carbon Paper

Caustic Soda



Liquid Nitrogen

Lithium Batteries

Magnetic Material


Theatrical Flares
Thermometers (mercury)
Toner (EG: photocopier)
Toy Caps
Chlorates Matches Toys (containing batteries)
Chlorine Mercury Turpentine
Christmas Crackers Motor Fuels Varnish (EG: removers, thinners)
Cigarette Lighters Nail Polish

Nail Polish Remover

Oven Cleaners (which include caustic soda)

Weed Killers

Zinc Powder

Cleaning Materials (liquid or powder)
Dental casting alloy containing gold or silver
Deodorant (aerosols) Oxygen Cylinders

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