Are there any products I can't ship internationally with PostNL?

The following goods and substances are prohibited by law to ship in every country:

  • Perfume and aftershave
  • Lithium (batteries)
  • Aerosols (e.g. deodorants, air fresheners, hairspray and whipped cream)
  • Gases (flammable and non-flammable)
  • Flammable liquids
  • Flammable solids
  • Oxidising agents and organic peroxides
  • Toxic and infectious substances
  • Radioactive materials
  • Acidic substances
  • Drugs and intoxicants
  • Lithium (batteries) and magnets
  • Excise goods
  • Weapons (covered by the Arms and Ammunition Act)
  • Explosive substances and goods
  • Pornographic materials
  • Human and animal material
  • Live animals
  • Medical/Dental Equipment

More information on PostNL’s prohibited items to be shipped can be found here.


  • Liquids: Shipments containing liquids exceeding a quantity of 100 ml are not permitted.
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