Transglobal Express

Dangerous, Hazardous & Prohibited Items

The following restrictions apply to all services offered on our website. However, it is highly advisable to also check the policy of your chosen carrier as further restrictions may apply.

We also recommend that you check with customs at the destination country that you wish to send to, as each country has different policies as to what will be accepted into the country. If you are in any doubt, please contact our customer services team.

Dangerous & Hazardous

The following items are Dangerous and Hazardous goods which should not be shipped under any circumstances. If found within your consignment, items will be destroyed and you will be fined £100.
  • AdhesivesAdhesives
  • AerosolsAerosols
  • Air Bags for CarsAirbags for Cars
  • AmmunitionAmmunition & Guns
    Including firearms/guns, weapons gun powder. Includes parts & spent parts.
  • BatteriesBatteries
    Including wet-cell and lithium
  • Camping StoveCamping Stoves
    Including fuel containers
  • Christmas CrackerChristmas Crackers
  • Solvents and CleanersCleaners & Solvents
  • Compressed Air and Gas CylinderCompressed Air & Gas Cylinders
  • DieselDiesel, Fuel & Gasoline
    Including cooking fuel and any other flammable liquid
  • Dry IceDry Ice
  • Fire ExtinguisherFire Extinguishers
  • FireworksFireworks
  • Hair CurlersHair Curlers
    Hair Curlers containing Hydrocarbon Gas cannot be sent
  • HeliumHelium
  • Infectious SubstancesInfectious Substances
  • InsecticidesInsecticides
  • Life JacketLife Jackets
    Including self-inflating rafts
  • Bleach and ChlorineLiquid Bleach & Chlorine
  • MagnetsMagnets
  • Nail VarnishNail Varnish
    Including Nail Varnish Remover
  • Paint and TurpentinePaint & Turpentine
  • Pepper SprayPepper Spray
  • Perfumes and AftershavePerfume & Aftershave
  • Radioactive MaterialRadioactive Material
  • MatchesSafety Matches
    Including torch and cigarette lighters
  • Seat BeltsSeat Belts
    Including Seat Belt Pretensioners
  • ThermometerThermometer
    Includes Mercurial Barometer (containing mercury)

Prohibited Items

The following are Prohibited Items and are not accepted by any of our carriers.
  • AnimalsAnimals & Animal Products
    Includes Animal fur and skin, and other animal products
  • Body PartsBody Parts
  • BullionBullion
  • Replica Firearms / GunsReplica Firearms / Guns
  • Illegal DrugsIllegal Drugs
  • KnivesKnives
  • Lab SamplesLab & Medical Samples
  • MattressesMattresses
  • MoneyMoney
  • FurnitureNon-flat Pack Furniture
  • Personal DataPersonal Data
  • Perishable FoodstuffsPerishable Foodstuffs
  • PornographyPornography
  • Precious MetalsPrecious Metals
  • Printer InkPrinter Ink
  • StampsStamps
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • TelevisionsTelevisions (32" +)
  • White GoodsWhite Goods

Restricted Items

Restrictions apply on the following items which can vary depending on carrier or country. Please call us for further information on 0345 145 1212.
  • AlcoholAlcohol & Champagne
    Individual country and carrier restrictions apply.
  • Credit CardsCredit or Debit Cards
  • WatchesJewellery & Watches
    Carrier restrictions vary depending on value. More information
  • Mobile PhonesMobile Phones/Devices
    Restrictions apply. Please contact Customer Service.
  • PassportPassport

No Compensation Items

We offer no standard liability or insurance cover for damage of any of the following items. Cover against loss is offered on certain items. Click on the information icon for further details.
  • Data (including discs, films, memory cards etc)Data
    Including discs, films, memory cards etc. Available cover:
    • Loss
    • Damage
  • GlassGlass
    Available cover:
    • Loss
    • Damage
  • LCD screens & Computer MonitorsLCD screens & Computer Monitors
    Available cover:
    • Loss
    • Damage
  • LiquidsLiquids
    Available cover:
    • Loss
    • Damage
  • Pottery & CeramicsPottery & Ceramics
    Available cover:
    • Loss
    • Damage
  • Televisions (up to 32")Televisions (up to 32")
    Available cover:
    • Loss
    • Damage
  • Vouchers & TicketsVouchers & Tickets
    Available cover:
    • Loss
    • Damage
  • Works of ArtWorks of Art
    Available cover:
    • Loss
    • Damage

For further guidance supplied by the CAA, please refer to CAA Examples of Hazardous Goods (download PDF).

Your Responsibility

It is your responsibility, as the sender, to ensure the contents are acceptable. It is important to remember, you are the only person who knows what is inside your shipment. By accepting the parcel, neither Transglobal Express nor the courier acknowledges the contents are acceptable.