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This list may be updated from time to time. Last updated 08/12/2021.

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 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)
  • Face mask, Disposable/Reusable surgical mask

    Face mask
  • Prescription drugs

    Prescription drugs
  • Unlicensed drugs

    Unlicensed drugs
  • Processed egg (would be discarded at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)

    Processed egg
  • 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
  • Counterfeit/replica goods

    Counterfeit/replica goods
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  • Supplements claim to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent animal diseases
  • Drone
  • 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.
  • Super Capacitors or Capacitors
    Example: UN3508, with energy storage capacity greater than 0.3Wh unable to ship via Air Freight
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fuels
  • Gasoline
  • Gas torches
  • 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
  • Fertilizers
  • Weed killers
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pets
  • All types of video tapes ,video compact discs, digital video discs, laser discs, records or cassettes
  • Seditious and treasonable materials
  • 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.

Category: Important vPost Shipping Guidelines