What items are prohibited from either shipment or importation?

When packing your belongings, it’s important to be aware that there are certain items and products that we cannot accept for transportation or that are restricted under conditions of carriage. There are also certain items that are deemed inadvisable to pack and ship and may affect the terms of your insurance. 
For example: foodstuffs of any description or liquids which may leak in transit, cash, bonds, jewellery, alcohol, fireworks or explosives, flammable gasses, liquids or solids, poisons, corrosives, ammunition or firearms, swords, sabres, daggers, spears and switch blades, scuba diving tanks, gas cylinders, aerosol cans, butane lighters and other pressurised articles. Additionally, you must not pack perfumes in an airfreight consignment, we recommend that you check all cosmetics for their contents and potentially hazardous nature before packing.
In addition, you should also not pack building materials such as wood, bricks, cement, sand, rocks. Or soil of any type, plants of any kind including dried flowers, bulbs, seeds, pinecones and pot pourri, untreated animal pelts, furs and hunting trophies and pornography of any description including articles of simple nudity if you are relocating to a Muslim country.
Special care must also be taken when packing household cleaning products or products containing chemicals from your garage or shed. Ensure you read the contents of everything and if they are flammable or hazardous in anyway, DO NOT PACK THEM. For information as to where you can dispose of them safely, speak with your local Council. 
Every country will have their own regulations and the above list is not exhaustive by any means. If you require any advice about what to and not pack, contact your Moving Co-ordinator.

Posted on: 31st May 2022