Prohibited for transportation


List of goods which are dangerous, prohibited and not accepted for transportation:

Prohibited goods are defined as any international express shipment or part of a shipment which contains goods, whose transportation, processing or export is prohibited or restricted by any law, rule, convention or regulation of the country of origin, a transit country or the country of destination. The sender/recipient/owner of the contents of the shipment or any third party entitled to the international express shipment is required to provide necessary and reliable information about the contents and value of the international express shipment and not to order/give the following items for transportation:

  1. Food products, including ingredients or ready products (unprocessed, partially processed and processed), intended for human consumption, with a total weight of more than 10 kg, as well as those with a weight less than 10 kg, but which require storage at a certain temperature or perishable or do not have factory packaging, as well as liquid products and food products with a general weight greater than 10 kg.
  2. Medicinal products: substances or their mixtures consisting of natural, synthetic or biotechnological origins, used to prevent pregnancy, as well as those used for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases or changes in the state and functions of the body, including those containing narcotic or psychotropic substances.
    Not included in the list of goods prohibited for transport:
    - vitamins
    - biologically active additives (dietary supplements) in their factory packing with a general weight of up to 10 kg.

  3. Aerosol containers with any kind of contents. Flammable substances in pressurised containers, other than perfumes and cosmetic products.
    For example: deodorants, sprays, etc.
  4. Excise goods, including: alcohol, alcoholic beverages, beer, tobacco products, tobacco-containing material for heated tobacco products, liquid mixtures of chemicals, containing or not containing nicotine, which is used to create vapour in electronic cigarettes and which are contained, in particular, in cartridges, refill containers and other containers.
  5. Cash (bills, coins), foreign currency, bank metals, precious and semi-precious gemstones (cut and uncut, polished or unpolished), jewellery, payment documents and securities.
    For example: gold, silver, metals in the platinum in processed or unprocessed form, diamonds, rubies, pearls, amber, amethyst, turquoise, agate, stocks, bonds and their coupons, bills (bank drafts), debt obligations, letters of credit, checks, bank orders, certificates of deposit, other financial and banking documents, etc.
  6. Antiques (including antique books): items more than 100 years old, original works of art (not copies), rare awards and medals which have a cultural value.
    For example: paintings, Christian icons, drawings and pastels made entirely by hand, collages and similar decorative images; prints, engravings and lithographs; sculptures and figurines made of any materials; postal or customs stamps, postal stationery (stamped paper); collections and collectibles in the areas of zoology, botany, mineralogy, anatomy or those of historical, archaeological, paleontological, ethnographic or numismatic interest ; items that constitute national, historical or cultural value, which is determined by the legislation of the countries of import and export.
  7. Dual use and military goods, and technical means for covert surveillance.
    For example: listening devices, shielding materials that absorb radio-electronic radiation, user-coded telecommunications equipment, detection and location systems, sniper scopes, collimators, thermal imagers, night vision devices, goods containing and/or incorporating GPS trackers, etc.
  8. Weapons of all kinds, including those intended for hunting or sports, parts and ammunition for them, mockups of weapons, their full-size models and exact copies, pneumatic weapons, close combat weapons and other items specially designed for attacking and defending, electronic beam weapons of all types, electric shock devices of all kinds.
    For example: machine guns, air guns, bullets, cartridges, capsules, sabers, hunting knives, nunchucks, brass knuckles, canisters with paralytic liquids, laser guns, stun guns, knives, shurikens, etc.
  9. Explosive substances, compounds, objects fitted with them, detonators.
    For example: TNT, gunpowder, detonator capsules, electric detonators, match cords and detonation cords, ammunition, improvised explosive mixtures, signal and lighting rockets, flares, smoke cartridges, smoke flares, thermite matches, stormproof matches, railway detonators, sparklers, fireworks, firework shells, pyrotechnic products and similar items, as well as self-made items and products, gas canisters containing nerve gases, tear gas, poisonous and potent gases, etc.
  10. Live animals and plants. Fur, skins, stuffed animals, feathers, ivory and products made from it.
  11. Pornographic materials, counterfeit and falsified products.
  12. Narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, their analogues and precursors, including cannabis in any form for any purpose.
  13. Human remains, human organs, human tissue, ashes, DNA tests, blood and urine samples, etc.
  14. Unmarked containers or other vessels that contain liquids, powders or have other contents without a clear indication of their composition and purpose.
  15. Seeds and sowing material.
    For example: agricultural crop seed material, potatoes, planting material for fruit, forest and decorative crops and cut flowers from countries in which quarantine organisms (pests, plant diseases and weeds) are spread.
  16. Flammable liquids and flammable solids, as well as substances which can be self-ignitable, except those for cleaning products (household chemicals) provided that the manufacturer's company is indicated, as well as alcohol-containing perfumery and cosmetic products.
    For example: gasoline, kerosene, acetone, methanol, methyl ether, brake fluid, carbon disulfide, ethers, organic solvents, all types of glues and sealants containing flammable (self-igniting) components, empty fuel containers, potassium, sodium, calcium metal, their alloys , calcium phosphate, white phosphorus, yellow phosphorus and other substances classified as flammable solids, nitrocellulose, sparklers, coal samples, pellet samples, firewood samples, magnesium, any metal powders, etc.
  17. Poisonous and potent substances in any physical state, regardless of the form and quality of their packaging. For example: brucine, nicotine, strychnine, formalin, antifreeze, ethylene glycol, mercury, cyanide preparations, cyclone, cyanide and substances with similar properties, etc.
  18. Caustic and corrosive substances.
    For example: hydrochloric, sulfuric, nitric acids; potassium, sodium alkalis; chlorinated lime, battery electrolyte and substances with similar properties, chemicals for the removal of varnishes and paints from surfaces covered by them.
  19. Radioactive and infectious substances.
    For example: isotopes for diagnostic and treatment purposes, defectoscope heads, gamma logging devices, microorganisms (including bacteria, viruses, rickettsiae, parasites, fungi), infectious agents such as prions, vaccines, medical and clinical waste, bio-specimens, etc.
  20. Used personal items (clothes, shoes) in a dirty condition.
  21. Used automotive, aviation and other spare parts with traces of fuel and lubricants.
  22. Poaching equipment.
    For example: electrofishing systems (electrofishing rods), monofilament nets, hunting traps, etc.
  23. Metals, scrap metal and raw wood.
    For example: rare earth metals in their pure form, in mixtures or alloys, ferroalloys, lathe shavings, scrap metal, debris, milling waste, shavings, stainless steel and ferrous metal ingots intended for remelting, copper alloys, unwrought lead, nickel, unwrought tin, nickel powder, tungsten, magnesium, molybdenum, tantalum, bismuth, cadmium, titanium, zirconium, antimony, manganese, beryllium, chromium, germanium, vanadium, gallium, hafnium, indium, niobium, rhenium, thallium, nickel, tin, metal ceramics and products from them, cobalt mattes and other intermediate products of cobalt metallurgy.
  24. Documents, cargoes addressed to foreign courts, banks, executive services, PO boxes and branches of other postal services.
  25. Any data carriers (disks or flash drives) which are not in their original factory package.
  26. Automobile tires (used, for all types of vehicles), which exhibit obvious signs of damage (cuts, deformations), or whose tread is less than the permitted height: 1.6 mm -for passenger cars, 0.8 mm - for motorcycles and mopeds, 1 mm - for transport vehicles, 2mm - for buses.
  27. Any gases for household and industrial use.
    For example: gases in any kind of packaging, containers with aerosols, lighters, gas cylinders, fire extinguishers, propane-butane, nitrogen, neon, argon, oxygen, chlorine, etc.
  28. Soil samples.
  29. Prepared animal feed.
  30. Unmarked printed boards, and home-made products made from printed boards.
  31. Other dangerous items excluding new batteries, small batteries (except lead-acid) in factory packaging with sealed contacts.
    For example: cake (pomace), fertilisers, dry ice, asbestos, vinegar, magnetised materials, internal combustion engines, lawn mowers, used or unpackaged batteries and small batteries (not included in the equipment), batteries (all types except dry Li-ion), segways, electric cars, electric motorcycles, gyroscooters, gyroboards, airbags, breathing apparatus, pressurised cylinders, empty cylinders, as well as air conditioners, drilling, refrigeration equipment containing refrigerant gases and liquids, etc.