This list may be updated from time to time. Last updated 06/12/2021.

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 items listed below serve as a guide on some of the most common items that vPost does not ship across 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.

  • 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 Air Freight Mode

  • Super Capacitors or Capacitors Example: UN3508, with energy storage capacity greater than 0.3Wh unable to ship via Air Freight

    Super Capacitors or Capacitors

For All Other Freight Mode

  • Candle

  • Perishable foods (e.g., cheese, yoghurt, eggs) (would be discarded at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address

    Perishable foods
  • Meat or animal extracts (would be discarded at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)

    Meat or animal extracts
  • Processed foods more than 5kg and above SGD100 (food products that are not classified as meat, seafood or fresh fruits and vegetables)

    Processed foods
  • Fishes and fishery products (including fin fish, crustaceans, and mollusks)

    Fishes and fishery products
  • Jewelry, precious metals, and stones

    Jewelry, precious metals, and stones
  • Diamonds

  • Currency

  • Gold & Silver

    Gold & Silver
  • Imitation arms including toy guns, toy pistols, hand grenades

    Imitation arms
  • Processed egg

    Processed egg
  • Counterfeit/replica goods

    Counterfeit/replica goods
  • Endangered species of wildlife and their by-products

    Endangered species of wildlife
  • Alcohol products and beverages

    (Item(s) would be discarded at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)
    Alcohol products and beverages
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  • Animals
  • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
  • Art Works
  • 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)
  • Fertilizers
  • Firecrackers & fireworks
  • Chewing gum
  • Chewing tobacco, shisha tobacco and imitation tobacco products (e.g. electronic cigarettes, etc)
  • Any unidentifiable material, substance or chemical.
  • Fuels
  • Drone
  • Gasoline
  • Gas torches
  • Any food, supplement, drug or cosmetic that has been issued a Consumer Safety Advisory Warning by Authority (HSA or etc)
  • Prescription drugs
  • Unlicensed drugs
  • Pets
  • Pet food and feed that contains meat or meat products and feed for non-producing animals (Requires health certificate issued by veterinary authority of the exporting country).
  • Intoxicating liquors
  • Tobacco products
  • Items that are not labeled in English (Dietary supplements/ Cosmetics/ Food)
  • Petroleum products
  • Articles, publications of a pornographic or obscene nature
  • Reproduction of copyright publications - all types of video tapes ,video compact discs, digital video discs, laser discs, records or cassettes
  • Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances
  • Weed killers
  • Firearms, parts thereof and ammunition
  • Night Vision / Infra-Red Goggles and Binoculars
  • Sharp knives (eg: hunting knives and swords)
  • Furs
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Human remains, including ashes
  • Laser apparatus such as laser pointers that are found to have emission powers
  • Lighters with or without fuel/fluids
  • Radioactive material & waste
  • Items that require temperature-control
  • Medical samples (e.g. biological/diagnostic specimens, blood, urine, bodily fluids, etc.)
  • Narcotic drugs
  • Seeds / live plant
  • Squalane (not 100% plant based)
  • Narcotics (illegal)
  • Nicotine
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion
  • Seditious and treasonable materials
  • Motor vehicles (including but not limited to, personal mobility devices, such as Hover board, Electric Scooter, Segway, Unicycle and power assisted bicycle. Item(s) received at Origin unable to process for redirect to another address)
  • 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 IMDA (please refer to IMDA’s Media Classification database to determine whether a product is banned)
  • Royal Expert Whitening Cream (HSA Website)

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 Customs website.