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Hazardous and Prohibited Items – International Services

Prohibited Items

For security and legal reasons,
items which may fall into any of the categories below
are prohibited from International Courier Services.

Full list of prohibited items:*

  • Acetone
  • Aerosols (of any kind including saline solution, cosmetics)
  • Alcohol
  • Aluminium Chloride
  • Antiques
  • Arsenic
  • Architectural Models
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries including lithium-ion batteries (individually or as part of an electronic device)
  • Benzene
  • Beryllium
  • Blasting Caps
  • Bromates
  • Bullion
  • Butane
  • Calcium Carbide
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Cash including coin, credit cards, laser cards, debit cards, passports, bank drafts, sterling drafts, blank cheque, postage stamps .
  • Caustic Soda
  • Cellulose
  • Ceramics including China, Porcelain, Delph, Crockery and Dishes
  • Chlorates
  • Chlorine
  • Cleaning Fluids
  • Computer Appliances ( RAM, Chips, SIMMS & CPU)
  • Corrosive Fluids
  • Corrosive Paint Remover
  • Corrosive substances (including acids and batteries)
  • Counterfeit and Pirated Items
  • Cyanide
  • Diagnostic Samples
  • Drugs and Pharmaceutical products inc. Vitamins
  • Dry Ice (Solid Carbon Dioxide)
  • Equipment to include laboratory / testing equipment
  • Ethane
  • Explosive substances (including fireworks, gas cylinders, ammunition or crackers)
  • Electronic devices, laptops, ipads, tablets, mobile phones.
  • Fiberglass Compounds
  • Firearms , weaponry, ammunition & replica firearms (including toys)
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fissile Material (Uranium 235 etc.)
  • Flammable substances (including matches, lighters)
  • Flares
  • Flowers
  • Fluorine
  • Fragile Items
  • Furs
  • Fuses
  • Gasoline
  • Glass including items containing glass
  • Hazardous or combustible material (as defined in the regulations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA))
  • Human remains including ashes
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Hydrogen
  • Igniters
  • Illegal narcotics
  • Industrial Diamonds
  • Infectious substances (including medical samples, biological samples or serums)
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery
  • Lighter Fuel
  • Liquids (of any kind item that is including water, baby wipes,alcohol, gels, creams, aftershaves and perfumes)
  • Living Creatures/Animals and Insects
  • Magnetised material
  • Matches
  • Mercury
  • Mercury Salts
  • Metallic Magnesium
  • Methane
  • Mustard Gas
  • Negotiable Instruments
  • Neon
  • Nitrates
  • Nitrobenzene
  • Nitrocellulose Film
  • Nitrogen
  • Nitrogen Dioxide
  • Nitro-glycerine
  • Nitric Acid
  • Organic or Biological materials
  • Paint Remover
  • Paint Thinner
  • Paraffin
  • Passports and ID Cards
  • Pathogenic Material
  • Perchlorates
  • Perishable items to include perishable food, meat of any sort.
  • Permanganates
  • Peroxides
  • Petroleum
  • Phosphorous
  • Plants and Plant Products ( seeds and tobacco)
  • Pornography including indecent or obscene material
  • Potassium
  • Powder- fine, dry particles produced by the grinding, crushing, or disintegration of a solid substance,
  • Precious Metals
  • Propane
  • Radioactive Waste Material (Uranium or Thorium Ores etc.)
  • Rat Poison
  • Selenite
  • Serum
  • Sharp Utensils & Tools
  • Sodiums
  • Sodium Hydride
  • Solvents
  • Sulphuric Acid
  • Tinned Foods
  • Toothpaste
  • Toner & Ink cartridges (separately packed or in printers)
  • Vaccines
  • Vouchers  or Tickets with Monetary face value
  • Works of art
  • Zinc Powder

Or any item(s) the carriage of which is prohibited by law, regulation or statute of any federal, state or local government of any country to or through which the shipment may be carried.

* Additional items may be prohibited by worldBOX and this list is subject to change without notice therefore this is by no means an exhaustive list. For further information, please contact us at  or for more information call Customer Services Mon-Fri on +353–1–884 9590.

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