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What may be sent?

If you send content that is not permitted, the mail item may be stopped by PostNord or customs if it is being sent outside the EU. Here you will find examples of what you are and are not permitted to send.

If you send contents that are not permitted, the mail item may be stopped by PostNord or customs if it is being sent outside the EU.

You are not permitted to send items or substances classed as dangerous goods. With certain services, what is known as a limited amount of dangerous goods may be sent.

Shipments sent by air may be subject to particular limitations.

The sender is responsible for ensuring that it is permitted to send the contents of a shipment.

What are dangerous goods?

Here are a few examples of contents that you are not permitted to send.

Cold and heat

Goods that need cold storage so as not to shorten their shelf life.

Exceptions: Goods packed in dry ice as per IATA's packing instructions.

Dead or living animals

Read more about general exceptions and dead animals to be sent to SVA – the Swedish National Veterinary Institute and the Swedish Museum of Natural History.

General exceptions: Bees, leeches, silkworms, fruit flies of the Drosophilidae family, and parasites and destroyers of insect pests being sent between officially recognized institutions.

Exceptions – PostNord Parcel: Dead animals to be sent to SVA – the Swedish National Veterinary Institute and the Swedish Museum of Natural History. They should be packed as per the instructions on the respective website and sent using the PostNord Parcel. If approved packaging is not sent as per the instructions, the parcel is returned to the sender.

Instructions SVA (In Swedish only)
Instructions, Swedish Museum of Natural History (In Swedish only)

Valuable items/Valuables

Valuable items with a value exceeding 520 EUR per package, such as precious metals, precious stones, real pearls, furs, carpets, clocks, works of art, antiques, coupons and admission tickets. Valuable documents and securities such as money, banknotes, credit cards, telephone cards and other valuable documents.

Weapons and weapon components, and copies of these

Exception – Värde: Weapons and weapon components sent within Sweden using the Värde service.

Narcotics and drugs and and counterfeit products

You are not permitted to send items or substances classed as dangerous goods. With certain services, what is known as a limited amount of dangerous goods may be sent. You can get more information on dangerous goods from MSB - Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.

Examples of contents classed as dangerous goods