Dangerous & Hazardous, Prohibited, & Owner's Risk Items

The following information is intended as a guide, however we always recommend that you check the restrictions of your chosen carrier via their website.

We also recommend that you check with the relevant government authorities at the destination/collection country, as each country has different policies as to what can be imported/exported into/from 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 Toxic
Aerosols Aerosols Flammable
Air Bags for Cars Airbags for Cars Explosive
Ammunition Ammunition Explosive Includes firearms, weapons, guns and includes parts and spent parts
Batteries Batteries Toxic Includes wet-cell and lithium
Camping Stove Camping Stoves Explosive Flammable Includes fuel containers
Christmas Cracker Christmas Crackers
Solvents and Cleaners Cleaners & Solvents Toxic
Compressed Air and Gas Cylinder Compressed Air & Gas Cylinders Flammable
Diesel Diesel Explosive Flammable
Dry Ice Dry Ice
Fire Extinguisher Fire Extinguishers Explosive
Fireworks Fireworks Explosive
Fuel Fuel Explosive Includes cooking fuel and any other flammable liquid
Gasoline Gasoline Flammable
Gun Powder Gunpowder Explosive Flammable
Hair Curlers Hair Curlers Flammable (Containing Hydrocarbon Gas)
Helium Helium Explosive
Infectious Substances Infectious Substances Toxic
Insecticides Insecticides Toxic
Life Jacket Life Jackets Explosive Includes self-inflating rafts
Bleach and Chlorine Liquid Bleach & Chlorine Toxic
Magnets Magnets
Nail Varnish Nail Varnish Includes Nail Varnish Remover
Paint and Turpentine Paint & Turpentine Flammable
Pepper Spray Pepper Spray Toxic
Perfumes Perfumes Flammable Includes Aftershave
Radioactive Material Radioactive Material Toxic
Matches Safety Matches Explosive Including Torch and Cigarette Lighters
Seat Belts Seat Belts Explosive Including Seat Belt Pretensioners
Thermometer Thermometer Flammable 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, collectable coins
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 Illegal Drugs Narcotics All illegal drugs including Khat. If illegal drugs are found, the police and/or HM Customs will be informed immediately
Imitation Firearms Firearms / Guns (Imitation or Real) Includes replica firearms, toy guns, weapons and other imitation explosive device or ammunition.
Jewellery Jewellery Low value costume jewellery worth no more than £50 can be accepted
Knives Knives Includes Swords
Lab Samples Lab Samples Includes semen, blood and any other medical samples
Matresses Matresses
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 Narcotics Includes all tobacco products
Televisions Televisions (32" +) No TV's above 32" in size. No Plasma or LCD TV's are accepted by UPS
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 has no cover against loss or 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 has no cover against loss or damage. Includes any glass or glass item.
LCD Screens and Computer Monitor LCD Screens / Computer Monitor This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage.
Memory Cards Memory Cards This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage. Incldes any other data or image storage device.
Pottery and Ceramics Pottery and Ceramics This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage. Includes plaster, china, pottery and ceramics.
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 has no cover against loss or damage. TV's of up to 32" can be sent as a restricted item.
Works of Art Works of Art This item can be sent but has no cover against loss or damage.
  • Prohibited: UN classified dangerous goods and any goods specified as such under International Air Transport Association regulations ("IATA"), the Agreement on Dangerous Goods by Road ("ADR") or International Maritime Dangerous Goods ("IMDG") regulations.
  • Prohibited: Illegal goods (these are goods which are considered illegal in the origin, the transit points and/or the destination countries and would include but not be limited to pirated goods, counterfeit goods and narcotics)