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Shipping Restrictions

Can you ship it?

Can you mail alcohol? Beer? Cigarettes? Fruits and vegetables? If you have any questions about whether or not the contents of your shipment can be shipped by USPS®, consult the lists of prohibited and restricted items below. The lists are not exhaustive, so if you’re looking for information not covered below, please refer to the resources available under Helpful Links.

All prohibited domestic items are also prohibited from being shipped internationally. However, some items that are prohibited from being shipped internationally can shipped domestically, with some restrictions.

Prohibited Domestic Items

  • Air bags
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Gasoline
  • Marijuana (medical or otherwise)

Helpful Links

Publication 52: Hazardous, Restricted, & Perishable Mail
IMM® 135: Mailable Dangerous Goods
IMM 136: Non–Mailable Goods
International Restrictions by Country

 

Prohibited International Items

  • Aerosols
  • Air Bags
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Ammunition
  • Cigarettes
  • Dry Ice
  • Explosives
  • Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
  • Gasoline
  • Marijuana (medical or otherwise)
  • Nail Polish
  • Perfumes (containing alcohol)
  • Poison

Restricted Domestic Items

Aerosols Expand Collapse FAQ question

Examples of mailable gases and aerosols include propane, butane, and fire extinguishers. Make sure you read about the specific rules and restrictions for sending mailable gases.

List of Mailable Gases

Restricted International Items

Cigars Expand Collapse FAQ question

Cigars may be mailed internationally unless the country you are shipping to prohibits it.

Tobacco Restrictions

Tobacco Restrictions

Cigars Expand Collapse FAQ question

Cigars may be mailed domestically. They may also be shipped internationally unless the country you are shipping to prohibits it.