Please note that articles defined by the Universal Postal Union Convention (Article 18) – coins and bank notes, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to the bearer, travellers’ checks, platinum, gold and silver, precious stones, jewels and other valuable articles –
can only be sent in insured postal items.
Registered Letter with Insurance
Please note that articles defined by the Universal Postal Union Convention (Article 18) – coins and bank notes, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to the bearer –
can only be sent in insured postal items.
Prohibition of posting applies to any parcel
International Express Mail – EMS
- Having deficient or improper packaging. An appropriate box or packaging matching the nature of the contents must be used.
- Containing the following valuables: gold, precious stones, jewels, money, coins, documents and all sorts of securities, precious antiques and works of art.
- Containing dangerous items which may cause damage to other parcels, equipment and personnel dealing with parcels (toxics, combustible and similar substances, explosives, ammunition, armour etc.) during the handling.
- Containing fragile and breakable items.
- Containing live animals, highly perishable products, temperature sensitive substances, narcotics.
- Containing food products, pressurized containers and lighters.
EMS shipments may not contain
International Express Mail – UPS
- Food products, live animals, gold, precious stones, jewels, medical supplies, cash and other means of payment, pressurized containers and lighters.
- Dangerous items which can cause damage to other shipments, postal equipment or personnel.
Pošta Slovenije is entitled to refuse to accept any UPS Express Saver, UPS Express or UPS Express Plus shipment
Lithium Batteries Prohibited In Airmail
- Containing food products, live animals, gold, precious stones, jewels, medicines (with the exception of EU Member States), cash and other means of payment, pressurized containers and lighters.
- Containing dangerous items that may cause damage to other mail items, postal equipment of personnel.
- Addressed to a P.O. Box (P.O. Box, Postfach, Case postale, Postbus, Apartado Correos, Apartado Postal) and Poste Restante shipments.
Universal Postal Union Initiative – Keep me safe to get me there faster
Lithium cells/batteries are prohibited from travelling in air transport even if they are installed in a device/equipment. They can be found in cameras, GPS devices, mobile phones, portable computers, etc.
Prohibition does not apply to any postal items, even priority mail items, transported to its destination by road.
Mail is transported by road to the following countries
Austria, Italy, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia – all postal items
Czech Republic and Germany – all parcel mail and non-priority letters
Serbia and the United States – non-priority letters
The initiative launched by UPU aims at raising awareness of
postal service users about allowed and prohibited mail contents to increase security of global transport of goods. It is also supported by the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), International Aviation Transport Association and World Customs Organization. Postal operators, customs administrations and air carriers act in close cooperation in order to ensure a fast and safe transport of mail all over the world. Only by respecting the rules, the transport times, content checking times and customs clearance times can be shorter.
The consumers are often not aware that certain
goods, classified as dangerous goods, cannot travel through the international postal network.
Numerous articles of general consumption, generally not known as dangerous, can become such when sent by mail. An airbag, for example, contains explosives, while perfumes, oil paints, aerosols and lithium batteries can be
flammable. Therefore, they are
considered as dangerous by air carriers, as they can cause fire with devastating consequences. As international mail is generally transported by air, prohibitions and restrictions related to the transport of such goods are strictly respected.
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Transport of dangerous goods in the exemptions of the Agreement on International Road Transport of Dangerous Goods
Flammable liquids and substances
Counterfeit and pirated merchandise
Based on a prior written agreement Pošta Slovenije (Post of Slovenia, PS) offers the option of sending dangerous goods, with certain restrictions. In this way PS performs the domestic and international road transport of dangerous goods, where certain exemptions will apply, as laid down in the Transport of Dangerous Goods Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, Nos. 33/06, 41/09, 97/10 and 56/15) and the Agreement on International Road Transport of Dangerous Goods (Official Gazette of the SFRJ - Treaties, No. 59/72), the document notifying succession (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia - Treaties, No. 9/92) with Annexes A and B (hereinafter: ADR) and concluded multilateral agreements with foreign postal operators.
The condition for acceptance of dangerous goods in the above exceptions is the prior written confirmation of the contractor and the concluded a written agreement on the sending of dangerous in ADR exceptions which is submitted together with safety sheets (if necessary) and an inventory of the contents to the following email address:
The list of goods that the PS can take over for transport as well as the terms and conditions of acceptance are specified in more detail in the
List of Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities and in the
Instructions for the Transport of Dangerous Goods in the exceptions of the ADR agreement.
Detailed instructions on the service and transport of dangerous goods can be found in the Transport of Dangerous Goods-User's Manual.