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Restricted products

Please take note that we follow strictly to this list of items that cannot be imported into Singapore and exported out from the destination countries as indicated below.

Please check this list often for any updates to prevent any delay in your packages. Click on the tabs below to view the unauthorized items for each country.

Prohibited items for import into Singapore

The following commodities are not acceptable for transport by vPost under any circumstances.

  • All kinds of Alcohol / Flammable sanitizers (e.g. perfumes, cologne, toners, etc)
  • Compressed gas cylinders
  • Sprays (e.g. hairsprays, fragrance sprays, body sprays)
  • Aerosol cans
  • Drone
  • Shaving creams, after shaves, shaving gels
  • Hair mousse
  • Treatments containing alcohol (e.g. Rogaine)
  • Fuels
  • Battery fluids
  • Gasoline
  • Lighters with or without fuel/fluids
  • Gas torches
  • Nail polish & nail polish removers
  • Sanitizers
  • Essential oils, diffuser oils, fragrance oil and perfume oil
  • Items that are not labeled in English (Dietary supplements/ Cosmetics/ Food)
  • Any food, supplement, drug or cosmetic that has been issued a Consumer Safety Advisory Warning by Authority (HSA or etc)
  • Any unidentifiable material, substance or chemical.
  • Any external battery/powerbank for smartphones or tablets devices
  • Intoxicating liquors
  • Tobacco products
  • Petroleum products
  • Articles, publications of a pornographic or obscene nature
  • Alcohol products and beverages
  • Animals
  • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
  • Art Works
  • Asbestos 
  • Bullion
  • Candle
  • Diamonds
  • Currency
  • Gold & Silver
  • Chewing gum
  • Chewing tobacco, shisha tobacco and imitation tobacco products  (e.g. electronic cigarettes, etc)
  • Cigarette lighters in shapes of pistols or revolvers 
  • Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances 
  • Explosives, poisons, radioactive material, compressed gas, corrosive, firearms, flammables and any item which by its nature can potentially cause damage to other items or expose regulatory and customs officers to injury.
  • Any product that can be used in military, chemical or biological weapons, missile technology, or nuclear proliferation (e.g. handcuffs, leg cuffs, ankle cuffs, police-type batons, spraying and fogging systems) 
  • Endangered species of wildlife and their by-products
  • Bleach
  • Paint thinners & removers
  • Adhesive products (glue, silicone)
  • Turpentine
  • Fertilizers
  • Weed killers
  • Motor vehicles (including but not limited to, personal mobility devices, such as Hoverboard, Electric Scooter, Segway, Unicycle and power assisted bicycle)
  • Firecrackers & fireworks 
  • Firearms, parts thereof and ammunition
  • Night Vision / Infra-Red Goggles and Binoculars
  • Sharp knives (eg: hunting knives and swords)
  • Imitation arms including toy guns, toy pistols, hand grenades
  • Furs
  • Fishes and fishery products (including fin fish, crustaceans and molluscs)
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Human remains, including ashes
  • Jewelry, precious metals and stones
  • Laser apparatus such as laser pointers that are found to have emission powers
  • Magnetic material
  • Radioactive material & waste
  • Items that require temperature-control
  • Medical samples (e.g. biological/diagnostic specimens, blood, urine, bodily fluids, etc.)
  • Narcotic drugs
  • Prescription drugs
  • Unlicensed drugs
  • Meat or animal extracts
  • Seeds / live plant
  • Narcotics (illegal)
  • Nicotine
  • Processed egg
  • Pets
  • Perishable foods (e.g., cheese, yoghurt, eggs)
  • Processed foods more than 5kg and above SGD100 (food products that are not classified as meat, seafood or fresh fruits and vegetables)
  • Electronic device which contains battery purchased from ebay/ individual seller (Used items shipped without manufacturer’s packaging do not comply and are illegal to ship)
  • Reproduction of copyright publications, video tapes, video compact discs, digital video discs, laser discs, records or cassettes
  • Counterfeit/replica goods
  • Seditious and treasonable materials
  • Supplements claim to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent animal diseases (HSA website)
  • Publications and audio materials (books, films, video tapes, discs) that are banned/controlled in Singapore by the MDA(please refer to MDA's Media Classification database to determine whether a product is banned)
  • Laptop computers – No more than 1 laptop computer per package. Each package may not contain more than 1 lithium ion battery which must be contained within the laptop.
  • All Samsung Galaxy Note7
  • Royal Expert Whitening Cream (HSA Website)

For more information on HSA Press Release, you may go to HSA website.
For more information on AVA Press Release, you may go to AVA website.
For more information concerning dangerous and prohibited goods, you may go to Singapore Post website.

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Prohibited items for export from US

  • All kinds of Alcohol / Flammable sanitizers
  • All tobacco products, including but not limited to Cigars, E-Cigars, E-Liquids, etc.
  • Any external battery/powerbank for smartphones or tablets devices
  • Intoxicating liquors
  • Tobacco products
  • Motor vehicles
  • Petroleum products
  • Any type of standalone batteries 
  • Any additional battery/batteries that is packed in the same package but separated from the device
  • Alcohol products and beverages (Item(s) would be discard at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)
  • Audio Speakers
  • Counterfeit goods 
  • Diamonds 
  • Electronic device which contains battery purchased from ebay/ individual seller (Used items shipped without manufacturer’s packaging do not comply and are illegal to ship)
  • Engine oils
  • Essential oils, diffuser oils, fragrance oil and perfume oil
  • Items that are not labeled in English (Dietary supplements/ Cosmetics/ Food)
  • Any food, supplement, drug or cosmetic that has been issued a Consumer Safety Advisory Warning by Authority (HSA or etc)
  • Any unidentifiable material, substance or chemical.
  • Fuels, gasoline and gas torches 
  • Flammable and toxic content products (e.g. products with Minoxidil, zinc oxide, Rosemary Oil and etc.)
  • Firearms (or parts thereof) 
  • Imitation tobacco products (e.g. electronic cigarettes, etc)
  • Infectious substances 
  • Laser apparatus such as laser pointers that are found to have emission powers
  • Lighters with or without fuel/fluids
  • Magnets
  • Munitions of war 
  • Meat or animal extracts
  • Seeds / live plant
  • Nail polish and nail polish removers 
  • Narcotic drugs 
  • Pornographic materials 
  • Perishable foods (e.g., cheese, yoghurt, eggs)
  • Processed foods more than 5kg and above SGD100 (food products that are not classified as meat, seafood or fresh fruits and vegetables)
  • Precious metals and Gemstones 
  • Paper currency, coins, credit cards and cheques 
  • Perfumes, colognes, eau de toilette and fragrance sprays 
  • Perfume samples (Item(s) would be discard at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)
  • Radioactive materials 
  • Sprays, aerosol cans and compressed gas cylinders 
  • Turpentine and paint thinner 
  • Weapons (swords / knives / guns, etc).

This list may be updated from time to time. Please contact the U.S. & European Customs for any enquiry.
For more information concerning dangerous and prohibited goods, you may go to Singapore Post website.

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Prohibited items for export from Europe

  • All kinds of Alcohol / Flammable sanitizers
  • All tobacco products, including but not limited to Cigars, E-Cigars, E-Liquids, etc.
  • Any external battery/powerbank for smartphones or tablets devices
  • Intoxicating liquors
  • Tobacco products
  • Motor vehicles
  • Petroleum products
  • Any type of standalone batteries
  • Any additional battery/batteries that is packed in the same package but separated from the device
  • Alcohol products and beverages
  • Counterfeit goods
  • Diamonds
  • Electronic device which contains battery purchased from ebay/ individual seller (Used items shipped without manufacturer’s packaging do not comply and are illegal to ship)
  • Engine oils
  • Essential oils, diffuser oils, fragrance oil and perfume oil
  • Items that are not labeled in English (Dietary supplements/ Cosmetics/ Food)
  • Any food, supplement, drug or cosmetic that has been issued a Consumer Safety Advisory Warning by Authority (HSA or etc)
  • Any unidentifiable material, substance or chemical.
  • Fuels, gasoline and gas torches
  • Flammable and toxic content products (e.g. products with Minoxidil, zinc oxide, Rosemary Oil and etc.)
  • Firearms (or parts thereof)
  • Imitation tobacco products (e.g. electronic cigarettes, etc)
  • Infectious substances
  • Items containing lithium ion batteries Laser apparatus such as laser pointers that are found to have emission powers
  • Lighters with or without fuel/fluids
  • Magnets
  • Munitions of war
  • Meat or animal extracts
  • Seeds / live plant
  • Nail polish and nail polish removers
  • Narcotic drugs
  • Pornographic materials
  • Perishable foods (e.g., cheese, yoghurt, eggs)
  • Processed foods more than 5kg and above SGD100 (food products that are not classified as meat, seafood or fresh fruits and vegetables)
  • Precious metals and Gemstones
  • Paper currency, coins, credit cards and cheques Perfumes, colognes, eau de toilette and fragrance sprays
  • Radioactive materials
  • Sprays, aerosol cans and compressed gas cylinders
  • Turpentine and paint thinner
  • Weapons (swords / knives / guns, etc).

This list may be updated from time to time. Please contact the U.S. & European Customs for any enquiry.

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Prohibited items for export from Japan

  • All kinds of Alcohol / Flammable sanitizers
  • All tobacco products, including but not limited to Cigars, E-Cigars, E-Liquids, etc.
  • Any external battery/powerbank for smartphones or tablets devices
  • Essential oils, diffuser oils, fragrance oil and perfume oil
  • Items that are not labeled in English (Dietary supplements/ Cosmetics/ Food)
  • Any food, supplement, drug or cosmetic that has been issued a Consumer Safety Advisory Warning by Authority (HSA or etc)
  • Any unidentifiable material, substance or chemical.
  • Intoxicating liquors
  • Tobacco products
  • Motor vehicles
  • Petroleum products
  • Any type of standalone batteries 
  • Animals and plants 
  • Beef extract 
  • Chemicals and drugs 
  • Coins and bills 
  • Paper currency, coins, credit cards, cheques and stamps
  • Dangerous goods classified by Japanese local regulation or IATA Dangerous Regulations including any materials with dry ice
  • Flammable items such as perfume / nail polish
  • Imitation tobacco products (e.g. electronic cigarettes, etc)
  • Items restricted by the Washington Treaty, ie. ivory 
  • Items that contains Aloe, squalene, sharks’ extract or coral (eg: certain types of cosmetics or lip balm) 
  • Items that require temperature control 
  • Laser apparatus such as laser pointers that are found to have emission powers
  • Electronic device which contains battery purchased from ebay/ individual seller (Used items shipped without manufacturer’s packaging do not comply and are illegal to ship)
  • Meat or animal extracts 
  • Seeds / live plant
  • Perishable foods (e.g., cheese, yoghurt, eggs)
  • Processed foods more than 5kg and above SGD100 (food products that are not classified as meat, seafood or fresh fruits and vegetables)
  • Precious stones and metal 
  • Restricted or controlled items by the Japanese Government
  • Weapons such as guns, swords and knives 

This list may be updated from time to time. Please contact the Japanese Customs for any enquiry.

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