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.
The following are Prohibited Items and are not accepted by any of our carriers.
Animals & Animal Products
Includes animal fur and skin, hunting trophies (including legally acquired), and other animal products.
Includes DNA swabs, human remains, ashes, and human hair (including real hair extensions)
- Dish Washers
- Replica Firearms / Guns
- Fridges & Freezers
- Illegal Drugs
- Knives & Weapons
- Lab & Medical Samples
- Loose Furniture
- Money (incl. coins, & medals)
- Personal Data
Examples include: food, plants and temperature-controlled goods.
- Precious Metals
- Printer Ink
- Sanitary/Phytosanitary Goods
Examples include: BSA, FBS, Serum, Collagen, edible insects, pet chews, fish, meat, whey/milk and plant seeds
- Tumble Dryers
- Washing Machines
Restrictions apply on the following items which can vary depending on carrier or country. Please call us for further information on 0345 145 1212.
No Compensation Items
For further guidance supplied by the CAA, please refer to CAA Examples of Hazardous Goods (download PDF).
Each carrier also has its own list of prohibited and restricted items. Please note that they may vary depending on your delivery destination.
Second-Hand Electronic Goods
If you are sending second-hand electronic goods, please first check with the relevant customs authority whether you also need to include a certificate of compliance to prove safety. This is the responsibility of the shipper.
It is your responsibility, as the sender, to ensure the contents of your consignments are acceptable and meet all policy and safety requirements. It is important to remember that you are the only person who knows what is inside of your shipment. By taking your parcel, neither Transglobal Express nor the courier acknowledges that the contents are acceptable.