Items that are considered dangerous, prohibited, or restricted cannot be imported into Singapore using vPost.

Customs Authorities in both countries employ strict measures to monitor each item processed. The list below is not a comprehensive list but a list of common items that you cannot send using vPost.

We reserved the rights to advise you that the products are not accepted for import while the list did not specifically indicate the limitations.

Where appropriate, we will contact you to discuss and agree on an appropriate action to take; use reasonable efforts to return the item to merchant at your cost; or dispose the item in any manner we deem fit without being liable to you, if a re-direction is required, additional charges are applicable for such re-direction.

The list below serves as a guide on products that vPost does not ship all shipping mode (Both by air and sea freight).

This list is not exhaustive and may be updated by vPost regularly according to the latest import and export regulations from various countries and any other transport or freight restrictions that we receive and only includes some of the most common items.

These restrictions are in addition to the list of dangerous and prohibited goods into Singapore, please click here for the list of import restrictions to Singapore.

  • Bringing in more than 3 months' supply of all supplements are subject to Customs/HSA/SFA Regulations & Clearance. Please visit for more information here
  • For any Fragile or breakable items (Refer to our T&C here (Under Clause 15) for the liability for such items)
  • Perishable foods (e.g. cheese, yoghurt, eggs) (would be discarded at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)
  • Processed foods more than 5kg and above SGD100 (food products that are not classified as meat, seafood or fresh fruits and vegetables)
  • All type of religious items in any form of object (e.g. buddha image, amulets, artefact objects and antique)
  • Explosives
    Including all kinds of weapons and ammunition, fireworks, firecrackers, flares, etc.
  • Gases
    Such as, butane, propane, oxygen, cylinders, tear gases, mosquito repellent, aqualung cylinders, hair spray and aerosols, etc.
  • Fertiliser
    Such as, Chemical fertiliser, Mined fertiliser, Organic fertiliser
  • Flammable Liquids
    Such as, all forms of fuel (for instance, wood, coal, and oil), paints, diluents, resins, adhesives, perfume, cosmetics lotion etc.
  • Flammable solids; substances liable to spontaneous combustion; substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases.
    Such as, matches, lighters, etc.
  • Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides
    Such as, bleaches (liquid/powder), medical oxygen, peroxide, etc.
  • Toxic and infectious substances
    Such as, insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, bacteria and virus cultures, etc.
  • Radioactive material
    Such as, Yttrium-90, Indium-111, Iodine-123 and radioactive waste, etc.
  • Corrosives
    Such as, acids, alkalis, mercury, charged accumulators, wet cells, etc.
  • Miscellaneous dangerous goods
    Such as, magnetic materials and knives, swords, sticks, arrows, standalone lithium battery, all electronics with/built-in battery, etc.
  • Super Capacitors or Capacitors
    Example: UN3508, with energy storage capacity greater than 0.3Wh unable to ship via Air Freight

We reserved the rights to advise you that the products are not accepted for import while the list did not specifically indicate the limitations.

For more information concerning dangerous and prohibited goods, you may go to Singapore Post website.

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