Prohibited items for import into Singapore

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June 25, 2019
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June 25, 2019

Prohibited items for import into Singapore

The items listed below serve as guide on some of the more common items that vPost is not able to ship across all shipping mode (By air or sea).

This list is not exhaustive and could include items that are not listed below.

  • 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, Paint thinners & removers
  • Adhesive products (glue, silicone)
  • Turpentine
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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.

This list may be updated from time to time. Please contact us if you require any further assistance.

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