Are there any items I cannot send?

Yes, any hazardous or dangerous commodities are prohibited from all Luggage Forward shipments. For shipments traveling between two countries, there may be additional items that are restricted by customs on a country-specific basis. 

Here are some of the most common items that cannot be shipped in your luggage:

  • Medication, OTC, prescription, or vitamins 
  • Food & Alcohol
  • Perfume (or anything with alcohol content)
  • Pressurized Containers (aerosol, CO2 cartridges, etc) 
  • Valuables or Currency
  • Electronics
  • Lithium based, or Alkaline batteries

For additional items that cannot be shipped, please visit

Violators of the Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR parts 100—185) may be subject to civil penalties of up to $75,000 for each violation ($175,000 if the violation results in severe injury or substantial destruction to property). 

Upon booking, you will be provided with a list of common items that are disallowed. If you have specific questions, please contact one of our forwarding specialists or see our Terms of Service.

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