Prohibited Items You Should Never Send via India Post in India


There are various categories of items prohibited for sending through India Post within India. Here's a breakdown:

Category 1: Dangerous Goods:

  • Explosives, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizing substances, toxic and infectious substances, radioactive materials, compressed gases, and corrosive materials.
  • Fireworks and other potentially hazardous items.

Category 2: Articles of Unlawful Nature:

  • Narcotics and psychotropic substances.
  • Counterfeit currency and forged documents.
  • Obscene or immoral articles.
  • Lottery tickets and gambling devices.
  • Live animals (except certain permitted categories like day-old chicks and honeybees).
  • Plants and seeds with earth attached.

Category 3: Articles Liable to Duty or Tax:

  • Gold, silver, and precious stones exceeding a specific value.
  • Currency and negotiable instruments exceeding a specific value.

Category 4: Articles Injurious to Postal Employees or Mails:

  • Sharp instruments and pointed objects not properly protected.
  • Corrosive or staining substances.
  • Articles emitting foul odor.

Category 5: Articles Liable to Cause Damage to Postal Bags or Equipment:

  • Liquids and semi-liquids not properly packed.
  • Articles likely to rust or break easily.

Additional Prohibited Items:

  • Certain items prohibited under specific laws or regulations, such as wildlife products, firearms, and hazardous chemicals.
  • Any item considered unfit for transmission by post due to weight, size, or other factors.

Important Note: This information is for general guidance and may not be exhaustive. Always check with India Post or consult a relevant expert for the latest regulations and specific restrictions on sending particular items within India.

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