Air Cargo Prohibited & Restricted Goods

Prohibited goods cannot be shipped by air – No exceptions. These types of goods are either prohibited by International Air Transportation Association (IATA), or they are prohibited in the countries we deliver to.

Please review this list before you ship a prohibited item. 

The restricted list can be shipped under special conditions.

Prohibited

CBD

Cannabidiol, CBD oil, CBD capsules and other CBD products. A derivative product of the marijuana plant (Cannabis sativa L). Whether or not containing THC.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • CBD oil

CBD

Agriculture

Items grown on farms or in gardens or items used when cultivating soil; planting; raising, and harvesting plants, crops, fruits and vegetables.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Seeds

  • Hay

  • Corn

  • Soybeans

  • Soil

  • Grain

  • Feed

  • Mowers

  • Tractors

Agriculture

Alcohol

Alcohol, beer and wine is prohibited to ship on all carriers

Examples

  • Alcoholic Beverages

    - All are prohibited - No exceptions

Alcohol

Animals

Animals or parts of animals

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Live Animals

  • Dead Animals

  • Animal Parts

  • Animal Tissue

  • Animal furs

  • Animal skin

  • Live Fish

Animals

Chemicals

Raw chemicals but also some adhesives, pastes, sealants, cosmetics like peroxide, precursors for chemical weapons, etc... Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet from the manufacturer to determine if the product can ship.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Dry Ice
  • Adhesives
  • Sealants
  • Precursors to Chemical Weapons
  • Peroxide
  • Crazy Glue Adhesive
  • Disinfectants

Chemicals

Biohazards

Biological substances that may contain contagions or other hazardous substances.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Bodily Fluids

  • Cell Cultures

  • Lab Reagents

  • Medical Specimens

  • Tissue Samples

  • Tear gas

  • Human Remains

Biohazards

Corrosive

Acids or bases can react and cause corroding or eating away of a substance. All are prohibited regardless of how small the quantities are - No exception.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Hydrochloric Acid

  • Sulfuric Acid

  • Lye

  • Some Cleaners

  • Cosmetic derma-peel

  • Battery fluid

  • Dyes

  • Iodine

Corrosive

Drug Contraband

Drug-related items restricted or banned by US law

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Narcotics

  • Illegal Drugs

  • Drug Paraphernalia

  • Prescription medication

  • CBD

  • Marijuana

Drug Contraband

ECCN Regulated

Items requiring an ECCN (Export Control Classification Number). Items requiring an export license from the Department of Commerce, and dual-use items found on the Commerce Control List (CCL). Often relating to navigation and avionics, computer parts, telecommunication devices, etc...

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Large microprocessors (like those used by satelite companies and space agencies)

  • Aircraft Parts

  • Aerospace Parts

  • Antennas

ECCN Regulated

Electric Bikes over 100Wh

A personal transporter, electric scooter, or battery powered bicycle composed of two wheels held in a frame one behind the other, powered by a lithium battery.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

Electric Bikes, E-Scooters, etc...

  • Can only ship via ocean

Electric Bikes over 100Wh

Engines

Internal combustion engines, gas-powered engines, like the kind used in a motor vehicle or other machine

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

-Internal combustion engines

-Only acceptable in ocean cargo

 

Engines

Counterfeit

Items not produced by the original manufacturer in violation of copyright/trademark laws

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Knock-offs

  • Pirated Goods

  • Imitation products

Counterfeit

Fertilizers and Pesticides

Chemical/Organic products designed for use as fertilizer or pesticides. Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet from the manufacturer to determine if the product can indeed ship.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Fertilizers
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticide
  • Rodenticides
  • Sodium Nitrates
  • Ammonium Sulphate
  • Organic Nitrogenous Fertilizers

Fertilizers and Pesticides

Firearms

Items related to guns or other devices designed to inflect damage by launching one or more projectiles at a high speed.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Air Guns
  • Ammunition
  • Gunpowder
  • Paintball Guns and Balls
  • Magazines
  • Scopes/Sights
  • Stun Guns
  • Tasers
  • Gun Parts
  • Replica Firearms
  • Firearm related products
  • Gunsmithing Equipment
  • Reloading Devices
  • Imitation Firearms

Firearms

Flammable / Combustible

Items are capable of being easily ignited and of burning quickly. Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet from the manufacturer to determine if the product is indeed flammable or combustible.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Fuel

  • Matches

  • Lighters

  • Cellulose Nitrate Film

  • Resins

Flammable / Combustible

Gambling

Devices used in gambling or game of chance activities

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Gambling Devices

  • Poker Chips

  • Slot Machines

  • Roulette Wheels

  • Tokens

Gambling

Hazardous Material & Dangerous Goods

Any item or agent (biological, chemical, radiological, and/or physical), which has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment. Any item classed as Dangerous Goods. Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet from the manufacturer to determine if the product can indeed ship.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Fire Extinguishers

  • Antifreeze

  • Chemical Strippers

  • Chlorine Bleach

  • Drain Cleaners

  • Anything regulated by DOT as hazardous

Hazardous Material & Dangerous Goods

Hoverboards

A self-balancing scooter (also self-balancing board) is a self-balancing personal transporter consisting of two motorized wheels connected to a pair of articulated pads on which the rider places their feet.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Hoverboards

Hoverboards

Human Remains

Bodies and / or ashes

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Ashes

Human Remains

Tactical Knives

Knives that are intended for use as a weapon

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Butterfly Knives

  • Switchblades

  • Concealable Blades

  • Daggers

  • Push Knives

  • Ballistic Knives

  • Bayonets

  • Stabbing Weapons

  • Bayo Knife

Tactical Knives

Ivory

A hard creamy-white substance composing the main part of the tusks of an elephant, walrus, or narwhal, often (especially formerly) used to make ornaments and other articles. Tusk, Horns or Teeth from Elephants, Hippopotamus, Sperm Whales, Killer Whales, Narwhals, Wart Hog, and Elk

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Powdered Ivory

  • Jewelry

  • Statues

  • Boxes

  • Raw Ivory

Ivory

Tactical Equipment

Military or Law Enforcement equipment and weaponry

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Body Armor

  • Gas Masks

  • Hand Cuffs

  • Lock Pickers

  • Night-Vision/Infrared Goggles

  • Rifle Scopes

  • Military and Law Enforcement Items

  • Thermal Imaging

  • Any item regulated by CBP, ITAR, or the US Departments of Commerce, State or Treasury

  • Kevlar

Tactical Equipment

Lead Acid Batteries

Batteries that utilize lead and acid cores, such as car batteries.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Spillable - Auto Batteries

Lead Acid Batteries

Explosives

Items susceptible to explosion or combustion

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Class 1 Dangerous Goods

  • Flares

  • Gun Powder

  • Matches

  • Fireworks

  • Flashbangs

  • Smoke Grenades

  • Ammunition/cartridges

  • Detonators

  • Fuses

  • Primers

  • Air bag inflators

Explosives

Tobacco and Nicotine Products

Any product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them. Nicotine in any form

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Tobacco

  • Nicotine Products

  • Cigars and Cigarettes

  • Chewing tobacco

  • Tobacco wrapping papers

  • Nicotine Patches

  • Liquid nicotine

Tobacco and Nicotine Products

Loose Lithium Batteries

Lithium ion, lithium polymer, lithium metal batteries and lithium power banks not installed in devices are prohibited to ship

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Lithium batteries not packed with equipment

  • Lithium Power Banks

  • Loose or Spare Lithium batteries

  • Lithium Coin Cell Batteries

Loose Lithium Batteries

Loose Precious Stones

Loose polished or unpolished minerals or stones of high value. Usually used in jewelry or ornaments.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Loose Diamonds

  • Loose Gems

  • Loose Rubys

  • Loose Sapphires

  • Loose Emeralds

Loose Precious Stones

Means of Payment

Items used as currency or for payment

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Currency

  • Coins

  • Stamps

  • Gold Bullion

  • Money Instruments

  • Cash

  • Credit Cards

  • Gambling Devices

  • Lottery Tickets

  • Checks

  • Tokens

  • Bonds

  • Gift Cards

Means of Payment

Medical Devices

Items used for aiding in the diagnosis, monitoring or treatment of medical conditions. Medical/Dental equipment and supplies

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Prescription devices

  • Dental equipment

  • Veterinary equipment

Medical Devices

Perishable Food

Food and foodstuffs with a limited shelf life or requiring refrigeration/freezing to avoid spoilage.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Fruits

  • Vegetables

  • Meat

  • Sausage

  • Caviar

Perishable Food

Plants

Live Plant: A young tree, vine, shrub, or herb planted or suitable for planting.
Dead or Dried Plants.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Flowers

  • Seeds

  • Soil

  • Roots

  • Grass

  • Hay

  • Logs

  • Pine Cones

  • Fungus

  • Raw Wood/Lumber

Plants

Poison

A substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Class 6.1 and 6.2 items

  • Nicotine

  • Rat Poison

  • Toxic Materials

Poison

Political

Printed, audio or visual material relating to the government or the public affairs of a country.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Books

  • Pamphlets

  • Audio Recordings

  • Video Recordings

Political

Pornography

Printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Books

  • Magazines

  • Videos

  • Pictures

Pornography

Prescription Drugs

A pharmaceutical drug that legally requires a medical prescription from a doctor to be dispensed.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Prescription Drugs

  • Viagra

  • Steroids

Prescription Drugs

Pressurized Canisters

Products packaged in containers using pressurized gas. Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet from the manufacturer to determine if the product can indeed ship.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Fire Extinguishers

  • Compressed Gas

  • Gas cartridges

  • Helium

  • Propane

  • Car Shock Absorbers

Pressurized Canisters

Weapons

A weapon, arm, or armament is any device used with intent to inflict damage or harm to living creatures, structures, or systems

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Crossbows

  • Clubs

  • Pepper Spray

  • Firearms and Firearm Parts

  • Knives and Stabbing Weapons

  • Tasers

  • Crossbows

  • Billy Clubs

Weapons

Radioactive Material

Items emitting or relating to the emission of ionizing radiation or particle. Items will be marked with a radioactive placard.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Radioactive Material

  • Medical isotopes

  • Density gauges

Radioactive Material

Soil

Soil or soil enhancing products

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • Dirt

  • Mud

  • Peat

  • Sand

  • Clay

Soil

Restricted

E-Juice

Liquid used in e-cigarette devices and vaping devices

Examples

  • E-liquid

  • E-Juice

    - Prohibited and not allowed.

E-Juice

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Consumer spray items like deodorant, or hairspray

Examples

  • Hair Spray, Shaving Cream & Deodorant

    - All aerosols are prohibited by air.

    -Allowable by ocean - $300 minimum charge

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Jewelry

Personal ornaments, such as necklaces, rings, or bracelets, are typically made from or contain jewels and precious metal.

Examples

  • Jewelry with a value greater than $2,500 US

    - This item may not be shipped to Kenya

Jewelry

Art and Antiquities

Works of art, collectible objects, antiques of high value or considerable age.

Examples

  • Artwork, Collectibles, etc...

    - Limited to a value no greater than $2,500 USD

  • Figurines

    - Limited to a value no greater than $2,500 USD

  • Paintings or Sculptures

    - Limited to a value no greater than $2,500 USD

  • Memorabilia

    - Limited to a value no greater than $2,500 USD

Art and Antiquities

Cosmetics, Beauty Products

Cosmetics, hair products, toiletries, beauty supplies such as makeup and face cream.

Examples

  • Hair Spray, Shaving Cream & aerosol deodorants, Hand Sanitizer, nail polish & nail lacquer

    - Can only be shipped via ocean. $300 minimum charge.

Cosmetics, Beauty Products

Perfume/Cologne

Perfumes, colognes and fragrant/aromatic liquids typically made from essential oils or extracts from flowers and spices used to impart a pleasant smell.

Examples

  • Perfume/Cologne, body spray, essentials oils

    - Currently only accepted via ocean cargo, the minimum charge is $300.

Perfume / Cologne

Stamps

US Postage Stamps. For collectible stamps please see Art and Antiques.

Examples

  • Uncancelled/unused US postage stamps

    - This item may not be shipped to Kenya

Stamps

Toy Guns & Weapons

Nerf, airsoft, cap guns, foam swords, etc.

Examples

  • Toy guns and Nerf guns

    - Cannot ship Kenya

Toy Guns & Weapons

Used Auto Parts

Used, aftermarket or second-hand item that is a component of an automobile or motorcycle.

Examples of items that cannot be shipped:

  • License Plates
  • Airbags are prohibited by air

 

Used Auto Parts

Liquids

A substance having a consistency like that of water or oil.

Examples

  • All Liquids

    - May not be shipped by air without pre-approval with a valid MSDS document.

Liquids

Common Goods Prohibited For Air Shipping – No Exceptions

  • Any lithium batteries NOT CONTAINED in equipment. For example, you can ship a phone, a laptop, etc but you cannot ship a phone battery, laptop replacement batteries, power banks, or any type of lithium batteries not contained inside the equipment.
  • Sex Toys – No exceptions
  • Hoverboards, balance wheels, or any lithium powered vehicle.
  • Nail polish & nail lacquers
  • Aerosols of any kind (Please note, we can handle perfumes once a month)
  • Poisons on any kind – rat poisons, insect poisons, and repellents.
  • Seeds of any kind or any quantities.
  • Fertilizers
  • Bulk commercial used shoes and clothes (currently banned in Kenya until further notice). We can ship personal use quantities but must be laundered.
  • Any product that contains concentrated alcohol like sanitizers.
  • Any currency, legal tender, unused stamps, collector’s coins, and antiques – no exceptions.
  • Tobacco, Cigars, Vape, vape juice, or anything related
  • Any Illegal drugs, narcotics, etc
  • Any over-the-counter medications like cough syrups, pain killers, or any prescription medications – no exception. Health supplements are allowed but not over-the-counter medications.
  • Any homemade herbs, spices, supplements whose ingredients cannot be verified.
  • Any police or military-related, for Example, Camo clothes, military boots, night-vision goggles, handcuffs, pepper spray, tasers.
  • Any gun-related – whether real guns, toy guns, water guns, gun holsters, paintball guns, gun scopes, silencers, etc.
  • Printer tonners or cartilages.
  • Any Explosives – fireworks, grenades, fuses, detonators, firecrackers, etc
  • Anything flammable – lighters, lighter fluids, propane, jumper fluids match sticks & boxes, any chemical liable of supporting combustion or rated as flammable.
  • Anything corrosive – acids, strong alkalines, etc
  • Any agent that can cause a disease to humans or animals. Examples: Arsenic, Beryllium, Cyanide, Fluorine, Hydrogen Solenoid, Infectious substance containing micro-organisms or their toxins which are known or suspected to cause disease, Mercury, Mercury salts, Mustard gas, Nitrobenzene, Nitrogen dioxide, Pesticides, Poisons, Rat poison.
  • Voting -related materials – Example – Ballot papers, ballot machines, ballot boxes.
  • Bleaches and detergents – Example, Lysol toilet cleaner, liquid laundry detergents.
  • Glass, ceramics, and breakables – Not worth the risk
  • Hemp & CBD oil – It may be legal in the USA but illegal in Kenya – No exceptions
  • Animal or human remains
  • Counterfeit goods of any kind.
  • Any compressed or liquefied gasses – Example, oxygen tanks
  • Any product containing nitrates or nitroglycerine
  •  Miscellaneous dangerous material. For example, Asbestos, Dry ice (solid carbon dioxide), Magnetised material with a magnetic field strength of 0.159 A/m or more at a distance of 2.1m from the outside of the package.
  • Gambling, lottery & casino-related
  • Foodstuffs and perishable food articles and beverages requiring refrigeration or other environmental control
  • Adult videos, pictures, or content of any kind
  • We chose not to facilitate or handle any material related to satanism & Luciferianism.