Certain mail item contents are subject to restrictions and prohibitions. Prohibition of sending dangerous goods applies to all postal items. To learn more, please see the International Mail Manual – Dangerous Goods.

Registered Letter

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.

Parcels

Prohibition of posting applies to any parcel

  • 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.
International Express Mail – EMS

EMS shipments may not contain

  • 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.
International Express Mail – UPS

Pošta Slovenije is entitled to refuse to accept any UPS Express Saver, UPS Express or UPS Express Plus shipment

  • 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.

Lithium Batteries Prohibited In Airmail

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

Universal Postal Union Initiative – "Keep me safe to get me there faster"

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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Explosive materials

 

Flammable liquids and substances

 

Counterfeit and pirated merchandise