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.

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)
  • Only for USA Air Freight Mode

    • Super Capacitors or Capacitors
      Example: UN3508, with energy storage capacity greater than 0.3Wh unable to ship via Air Freight
    • Pressurised air absorbers/shock absorber

    Only for USA Sea Freight Mode

    • All kinds of Food

    For all USA Freight modes

    • All kinds of Alcohol-based / Flammable products (e.g. perfumes, cologne, toners, sanitizers etc)
    • Any external battery/powerbank for smartphones or tablets devices
    • Rechargeable glasses case (e.g. Bose)
    • Meat or animal extracts (would be discarded at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)
    • 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)
    • Alcohol products and beverages (Item(s) would be discard at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)
    • Any type of standalone batteries
    • Any battery/batteries that is packed in the same package but separated from the device
    • Counterfeit goods
    • All Electronic device which contains battery purchased from ebay/ individual seller (Used items shipped do not comply and are illegal to ship)
    • Squalane (not 100% plant based)
    • Essential oils, diffuser oils, fragrance oil and perfume oil
    • 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.
    • Diamonds, Precious metals and Gemstones
    • Fertilizer
    • Intoxicating liquors
    • Tobacco products
    • Petroleum products
    • Audio Speakers
    • Engine oils, 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), Weapons (swords / knives / guns, etc).
    • Imitation tobacco products (e.g. electronic cigarettes, etc)
    • Infectious substances
    • Seeds / live plant
    • Nail polish and nail polish removers
    • Paper currency, coins, credit cards, cheques and stamps (Item(s) would be discard at Origin)
    • 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
    • Motor vehicles
    • Ink Cartridges
    • Laser apparatus such as laser pointers that are found to have emission powers
    • Lighters with or without fuel/fluids
    • Magnets
    • Munitions of war
    • Narcotic drugs
    • Pornographic materials
    • Sprays, aerosol cans and compressed gas cylinders
    • Turpentine and paint thinner
    • Items that are not labeled in English (Dietary supplements/ Cosmetics/ Food)
    • Fuels, gasoline and gas torches
    • Precious metals and Gemstones
    • Weapons (swords / knives / guns, etc).

    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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