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Dangerous, Prohibited and Restricted Items

Please take time to read the following lists to make sure your items do not fit into these categories - some of these are obvious but others you may not know about. E.g. Deodorant cans are not allowed as they can explode during transit in certain environments they may be exposed to.

'Prohibited Items' = These are items which are completely prohibited from being sent via our services.  

'Restricted Items' = These are items which are unsuitable be sent, usually due to their fragile nature.

Dangerous and Prohibited Items   (THESE ITEMS MUST NOT BE SENT)

The following items are strictly prohibited from shipment, and must not be sent through our services under any circumstance. Any of these items being sent may result in prosecution, heavy fines and imprisonment.

IMPORTANT: There is no insurance cover (nor transit guarantees) whatsoever on any of the following items, even if an insurance premium has been paid for during the checkout process. It is your responsibility to make sure you fully understand and agree to the terms of freight and insurance when processing your order, and that any shipment of the following items is solely at your own risk and you fully accept any loss or damage as a result.

  • Aerosol cans / sprays
  • All living animals and/or creatures of every description
  • Animal skins / Furs / Any Animal Parts including but not limited to meat / ivory and ivory products
  • Any box with a ‘Hazardous’ label attached (avoid re-using old boxes)
  • Any items which are expressly prohibited from entry into the country of import.
  • Any item that requires collection online auction websites without prior authorisation from Parcel2Courier, except eBay purchases
  • Articles of exceptional value (eg, works of art, antiques, precious stones, gold and silver)
  • Batteries: Wet, Dry, Metal Or Lithium Batteries Or products containing these items. (Exception - can be sent via TNT Road Express, please contact us for details)
  • Cheques or Tickets
  • Dangerous goods - eg Explosives / Fireworks / Christmas Crackers / Radioactive Materials / Deactivated or Replica weapons and Munitions / Firearms / Swords / Knives / Weapons
  • Dry Ice
  • Engines / Generators / Gearboxes or any part containing or having contained oil / petrol. (Unless professionally cleaned)
  • Fire Extinguishers / Life Jackets
  • Food items (perishable foods) / Perishable goods
  • Furniture that is not flat-packed - Please see restricted items list
  • Hazardous materials e.g. Paint / Adhesives / Chemicals / Flammable resins, solvents, liquids / Compressed Air / Items containing any gases - See Also Household goods
  • Household goods containing flammable or corrosive liquids, such as oven or drain cleaners / perfume, aftershave / hairspray / nail varnish and remover / antiseptic wipes.
  • Human Remains / Body Fluids / Ashes
  • Live / Dead animals / Ashes
  • Magnets or items containing ferro-magnetic material
  • Mobile Phones, Tablets or any other such similar device(s)
  • Money, Coins, Keys, Negotiable items / Payment cards / Birth Certificates / Driving Licences / Stamps
  • Plants / Seeds / Flowers
  • Pornographic materials
  • Prescribed Drugs / Medication
  • Tobacco and tobacco products of every description
  • Unpackaged items, or poorly packaged items which would easily open / likely to sustain damage during the normal course of freight transit.

 

Restricted Items  (THESE ITEMS ARE SENT AT YOUR OWN RISK)

The following items are deemed unsuitable for shipment by our services, as they are of a fragile nature and are therefore restricted for insurance purposes. Any of these items being sent may also result in surcharges, delays or confiscation by freight companies and authorities where appropriate.

IMPORTANT: There is no insurance cover (nor transit guarantees) whatsoever on any of the following items, even if an insurance premium has been paid for during the checkout process. It is your responsibility to make sure you fully understand and agree to the terms of freight and insurance when processing your order, and that any shipment of the following items is solely at your own risk and you fully accept any loss or damage as a result.

  • Any items containing (or part thereof) these materials; Glass / Fiberglass / Acrylic / Mirrored items / Corian / Crystal / Ceramic / Fibreglass / Porcelain / Plaster / Marble / China / Stone / Slate / Resin / Granite / Carbon / Concrete
  • Automotive Panels and Parts (including motive and non motive vehicles such as caravans and trailers).
  • Computers / Printers
  • Designs and / or patterns and / or plans and / or manuscripts and all other documents inc but not limited to Passports
  • Deeds and/or securities and/or treasury notes and/or any other cash equivalents and/or tickets and/or vouchers and/or stamps and/or duty stamps and the like.
  • Fine Art. 'Fine Art' means paintings, etchings, pictures, tapestries and other bona fide works of art, valuable rugs, statuary, marbles, bronzes, rare books, antique silver, manuscripts, porcelains, rare glass and bric-a-brac, collections of books, mixed periodicals, photographs, slides, clippings and other articles of a similar nature including furnishings.
  • Flat-packed Furniture. Although no insurance cover, for safe transit such items should be boxed with internal packaging, and adequate protection on all corners.
  • Food products of every description (whether perishable or not perishable)
  • Household Goods Removals (Domestic - including all personal effects)
  • Jewellery and/or watches of every description
  • Lights, Light Signs, Lighting Products, and Lighting Accessories, inc but not limited to Lamp Shades.
  • Musical Instruments / Musical Equipment, inc but not limited to Speakers & Amplifiers
  • Perishable goods such as, but without limitation, pharmaceutical products.
  • Precious Metals. “Precious Metals” means silver, gold, platinum, palladium, iridium, osmium, rhodium, and ruthenium.
  • Precious Stones. “Precious Stones” means diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires.
  • Semi-precious Stones. “Semi-precious Stones” means amethyst, aquamarine, aventurine, carnelian, garnet, lapis Izauli, opal, pearls, rose quartz, topaz and tourmaline
  • Visual Displays inc. but not limited to Televisions / LCD/ LED / Plasma & TFT Screens and other such monitors
  • White Goods - e.g. fridges, ovens (also known as range, stove, cooking plate, or cooktop), microwaves, dishwashers, washing machine, air-conditioning units etc.
  • Wine, Beer & Alcoholic Beverages of every description

 

Previous version prior to 26 May 2017 no longer in effect.