Insertion of dangerous items in international postal items is prohibited

Prohibited dangerous items for transfer by air or surface mail are listed in the UN Recommendations for transport, ICAO Technical Instructions (International Civil Aviation Organization) and IATA regulations (International Air Transport Association).

Examples of dangerous items prohibited for transfer in international postal items

Explosives

Fireworks

Bombs

Ammunition

Gunpowder

Amusement missiles

Gas under pressure

Lighter fluid

Oxygen cylinders

Gas bottles and hot plates

Sprays

Fire extinguishers

Easily Flammable Liquids

Petrol lighters

Lighter fuel

Adhesives

Paints, varnishes

Solvents

Easily flammable perfumes

Easily Flammable Article

Matches

Charcoal

Oxidizers

Chemicals for oxygen generators

Peroxides

Bleaching substances

Poisonous and Infectious Substances

Pesticides

Agricultural chemicals

Mercury compounds

Bacteria

Viruses*

Radioactive Materials

*Note

Caustic substances

Accumulator with an acid

Mercury

Acids and alkalis

Other Dangerous Items

magnets

Engines

Dry ice (dry CO2)

Batteries incl. Lithium

Note: Except, permitted in the acts of UPU (Universal Postal Union).