Dangerous & Hazardous, and 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.

  • Hazardous Items will not be accepted on to any of our services.
  • Prohibited items will not be accepted on to any of our services.
  • Owner's Risk Goods can be sent but will not be covered against loss or damage.

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.

Dangerous & Hazardous Goods

The following items are Dangerous and Hazardous goods which should not be shipped under any circumstances.

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

  Item Additional Information
Adhesives Adhesives  
Aerosols Aerosols  
Air Bags for Cars Airbags for Cars  
Ammunition Ammunition Includes firearms, weapons, guns and includes parts and spent parts
Batteries Batteries Includes wet-cell and lithium
Camping Stove Camping Stoves Includes fuel containers
Christmas Cracker Christmas Crackers    
Solvents and Cleaners Cleaners & Solvents  
Compressed Air and Gas Cylinder Compressed Air & Gas Cylinders  
Diesel Diesel  
Dry Ice Dry Ice  
Fire Extinguisher Fire Extinguishers  
Fireworks Fireworks  
Fuel Fuel Includes cooking fuel and any other flammable liquid
Gasoline Gasoline  
Gun Powder Gunpowder  
Hair Curlers Hair Curlers (Containing Hydrocarbon Gas)
Helium Helium  
Infectious Substances Infectious Substances  
Insecticides Insecticides  
Life Jacket Life Jackets Includes self-inflating rafts
Bleach and Chlorine Liquid Bleach & Chlorine  
Magnets Magnets  
Nail Varnish Nail Varnish Includes Nail Varnish Remover
Paint and Turpentine Paint & Turpentine  
Pepper Spray Pepper Spray  
Perfumes Perfumes Includes Aftershave
Radioactive Material Radioactive Material  
Matches Safety Matches Including Torch and Cigarette Lighters
Seat Belts Seat Belts Including Seat Belt Pretensioners
Thermometer Thermometer Includes Mercurial Barometer (contains mercury)

Prohibited Items

The following items are Prohibited Items and will not be accepted by the carriers.

  Item Additional Information
Alcohol Alcohol Includes any alcoholic beverage
DHL will carry Alcohol.
Animals Animals Includes living or dead animals, fish, insects, larvae, pupae etc
Animal Fur and Skin Animal Fur/Skin  
Animal Products Animal Products Including but notlimited to ivory, fur, and garments trimmed with fur
Articles of Exceptional Value Articles of exceptional value Including works of art, antiques, precious stones, jewelry, gold and silver
Body Parts Body Parts Including human remains and ashes
Bullion Bullion  
Champagne Champagne Including other alcoholic beverages
Credit Cards Credit or Debit Cards Including any other bank cards
Illegal Drugs Firearms / Guns (Imitation or Real) Includes replica firearms, toy guns, weapons and other imitation explosive device or ammunition
Imitation Firearms Illegal Drugs All illegal drugs including Khat. If illegal drugs are found, the police and/or HM Customs will be informed immediately
Jewellery Jewellery Low value costume jewellery worth no more than £50 can be accepted
Knives Knives Includes Swords
Kayaks/Canoes Kayaks/Canoes Prohibited by TNT only
Lab Samples Lab Samples Includes semen, blood and any other medical samples
Tax Stickers & Banderols Ladders Prohibited by TNT only
Mattresses Mattresses  
Medical Samples Medical Samples Including but not limited to bodily fluids and tissue samples
Mobile Phones Mobile Phones No lithium batteries accepted. No more than two mobile phones can be sent.
Money Money Including cash or cheques, or any other vouchers with a face value
Furniture Non-flat Pack Furniture  
Personal Data Personal Data Includes packages containing unencrypted personal data in electronic format
Perishable Foodstuffs Non-perishable foods can be accepted, subject to the customs policy of the destination country.
Pornography Pornography  
Precious Metals Precious Metals Includes any precious metals or precious stones
Printer Ink Printer Ink Includes any printer ink or toner cartridges
Stamps Stamps  
Tax Stickers & Banderols Tax Stickers & Banderols  
Tobacco Tobacco Includes all tobacco products
Televisions Televisions (32" +) No TV's above 32" in size. No Plasma or LCD TV's are accepted by UPS
Tyres Tyres Prohibited by TNT only
Watches Watches Watches with a value of £250 and over are not accepted
White Goods White Goods Including fridges and freezers etc

Owner's Risk Goods

The following items can be sent at the owner's risk but no liability for loss or damage applies.

  Item Additional Information
Antiques Antiques This item can be sent but cannot be covered against damage.
Discs Discs This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage.
Vouchers Documents & Vouchers This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage.
Films Films This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage.
Glass Glass This item can be sent but cannot be covered against damage.
LCD Screens and Computer Monitor LCD Screens / Computer Monitor This item can be sent but cannot be covered against damage.
Memory Cards Memory Cards This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage. Includes any other data or image storage device.
Pottery and Ceramics Pottery and Ceramics This item can be sent but cannot be covered against damage.
Tapes Tapes This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage.
Televisions Televisions (up to 32" TV) This item can be sent but cannot be covered against damage. TVs of up to 32" can be sent as a restricted item.

 

Works of Art Works of Art This item can be sent but cannot be covered against damage.