Items that are restricted/prohibited to ship via BotswanaPost.


All aerosols are prohibited (Hair Spray, Deodorant, etc.)



Any Other Shipment Prohibited by Law 

The transportation, exportation or importation of which is prohibited by any law, statute or regulation, any commodity which has a UN number (IATA) can’t be moved on a courier network.


Any collectible painting, Sculpture or other work of Art Antiques.


Aluminum chloride, Caustic soda, Corrosive cleaning fluid, Corrosive rust remover/preventative, Corrosive paint remover, Acid (Hydrochloric acid, Nitric acid, Sulphuric acid, etc.) Substances which can cause severe damage by chemical action to living tissue, other freight, or the means of transport. All corrosive substances are prohibited.

Counterfeit Goods

Fake/Counterfeit goods are not allowed to be shipped out to other countries.


Cocaine, Cannabis Resin, LSD and Narcotics, Morphine and Opium, Psychotropic substances, Prescription drugs sent for medical or scientific purposes.


Ammunition, Firearms (including parts), Blasting caps, Christmas cracker snaps, Party poppers, Theatrical flares, Fireworks (Skyrockets, Sparklers, Crackers), Flares, Fuses, Ignites, Nitro-glycerine, Any chemical compound, mixture or device capable of producing an explosive pyrotechnic effect, with substantial instantaneous release of heat and gas. All explosives are prohibited.

Flammable Liquids

Alcohol, Perfume, Acetone, Benzene, Kerosene, Motor fuels, Battery fluid, Gasoline, Lighter fuel, Cleaning compounds (Bleach, Disinfectants, Laundry detergents, Oven cleaners, etc.), Nail Polish, Paint thinners and removers, Petroleum, Adhesive products (Glue, Silicone, etc.) Turpentine, Solvents, Liquids, mixtures of liquids, or liquids containing solids in solution or suspension which give off a flammable vapor, etc.

Flammable Solids

Calcium carbide, Cellulose nitrate products, matches (any type including safety), Metallic magnesium, Nitro-cellulose based film, Phosphorous, Potassium, Sodium, Charcoal, Flint lighters, Hydride, Zinc powder, Zirconium hydride, Substances liable to spontaneous combustion. Substances which in contact with water, emit flammable gases. Solid materials which are liable to cause fire by friction, absorption of water, spontaneous chemical changes, or retained heat from manufacturing or processing, or which can be readily ignited and burn vigorously.

Fragile Glassware

Ceramics, Lighting (fluorescent tubes, neon lighting, x-ray tubes, light bulbs, etc.) Musical instruments, Plaster items (fibred clay)


Lottery Tickets, Gambling Devices

Gases Compressed, Liquefied or Dissolved Under Pressure

All flammable compressed gases are prohibited (Blowlamps, Butane, Cigarette lighters), Ethane, Gas cylinders (Camping gas cylinders full or empty) Ammonia products, Hydrogen, Methane, Propane, etc. Permanent gases, which cannot be liquefied at ambient temperatures; liquefied gases, which can become liquid under pressure at ambient temperatures; dissolved gases, which are dissolved under pressure in a solvent.


Fossils, Jewels, Stones or stoneware, Marble or any stone derivative.


Asbestos, Dry ice (solid carbon dioxide), Magnetized material, Toner (Photocopier), etc.

Negotiable Currency

Bullion, Money, Fake/Dummy/Collectable Cash, Payment Cards, Cheques, Travellers Cheques.

Oxidising Substances

Dye, Bromates, Chlorates, Components of fiberglass repair kits, Nitrates, Perchlorates, Permanganates, Peroxides, Fertilizers, Weed killers, Insecticides, etc. Though not necessarily combustible themselves, these substances may cause or contribute to combustion of other substances. They may also be liable to explosive decomposition, react dangerously with other substances, and be injurious to health. All oxidizing substances and organic peroxides are prohibited.


Badly Packaged. Wet or leaking Parcels, Parcels emitting odour of any kind.


Foodstuffs, Perishable Food Articles, Beverages requiring refrigeration or other environmental control.


Plants and Plant material.


Foul or disgusting Material, Pornography and/or obscene Material, Any unsolicited Indecent Item or representation of any kind.

Radioactive Material

Fissile material (Uranium 235, etc.) Radioactive waste material, Thorium or Uranium ores, etc. All material and samples that are classified as radioactive as in the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions are prohibited.


Human and animal remains, Ashes.


Guns and Gun Accessories,  Toy Weapons, Paint Ball Guns and BB guns, Antique weapons, Knives and Swords, Fake grenades, Items that could be used as weapons, etc.

Tobacco Products

Cigarettes, Cigars, Electronic Cigarettes, Tobacco, E-Cigarette concentrates, etc.

Toxic and Infectious Substances

Arsenic, Beryllium, Cyanide, Fluorine, Hydrogen Solenoid, Mercury, Mercury salts, Mustard gas, Nitrobenzene, Nitrogen dioxide, Pesticides, Poisons Rat poison, Ebola, Foot and mouth disease, Environmental, clinical and medical waste. Substances liable to cause death or injury if swallowed or inhaled, or by skin contact. All toxic substances are prohibited.