Why are some items prohibited or restricted?
We restrict or prohibit certain items from our network in order to comply with national and international regulations governing the carriage of mail, and ensure the mail is safe for everyone. Many everyday items, such as aerosols, nail varnish, and perfumes are considered dangerous goods under transport legislation.
You are responsible for checking whether or not an item is prohibited or restricted. If you are sending items internationally a number of countries and international organisations, including the United Kingdom and the European Union, impose certain restrictions, also known as sanctions, on what you can send to certain individuals, organisations or countries.