Restricted & Banned Items



Prohibited Goods not permitted to book in any network
  • Live Stock and its Articles
  • Activated SIM cards
  • Air guns, replica and imitation firearms
  • Alcohol/tobacco/drugs/poisonous goods
  • Animal Raw Skins/Furs
  • Antiques (objects over 100 years old)
  • APO ( Army Post Office ) / FPO ( Fleet Post Office )/DPO (Diplomatic Post Office) Addresses
  • Arms & Ammunitions
  • Asbestos
  • Biological Substance, Category B
  • Bullion (of any precious metal)
  • Contraband including, but not limited to, illicit drugs and counterfeit goods
  • Corrosive items (acids, chemicals), radioactive material such as Aluminum chloride, Caustic soda, Corrosive cleaning fluid, Corrosive rust remover/preventative, Corrosive paint remover (Nail Polish), Acid (Hydrochloric acid, Nitric acid, Sulphuric acid, etc.)
  • Cremated or Disinerred Human Remains
  • Currency, Cheques, Bullion, Payment Cards, Traveler Cheques, Stamps
  • Dangerous goods and Hazardous material prohibited or restricted by IATA /ICAO and other Government or Regulatory Agencies
  • Dry Ice
  • Drugs - Cocaine, Cannabis resin, LSD, Narcotics, Morphine,Opium, Psychotropic substances, etc.
  • Edible Oils, De-oiled groundnut cakes, Fodder and Rice bran
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Endangered species/plants and its parts under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
  • Explosives (arms, ammunition, fireworks, flares, gunpowder, airbag inflators)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fireworks and Other items of an incendiary or Flammable nature
  • Flammable items (fire crackers, oil cans, adhesives, paint cans)
  • Gambling devices, lottery tickets.
  • Gold, Silver, Platinum, Articles of Gem & Jewelry
  • Gases compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressure
  • Hazarous Waste, including but not limited to Used Hypodermic Needles and/or Syringes or Medical waste
  • High capacity batteries such as car batteries, generator batteries
  • Human and Animal Embryos,
  • Human and animal remains, including ashes
  • Human Corpses, Organs or Body Parts.
  • Hunting (animal) trophies,
  • Indian Postal Articles
  • Industrial Diamonds
  • Ivory and ivory products
  • Ketamine and other Drugs of Illegal Narcotics (contraband) and Psychotropic substances
  • Knives
  • LEDs, LCDs, plasma, OLED and any kind of television screens
  • Letter of Credit/Bill of Lading
  • Liquid Chemicals and other liquid products
  • Lottery tickets and gambling devices where prohibited by law.
  • Machinery parts containing oil, grease, fuel or batteries
  • Magnetized material
  • Marijuana, including Marijuana intended for medical use
  • Meat and Edible Meat of all kinds
  • Narcotic drugs and Psychotropic substances
  • Negotiable Items or documents
  • Negotiable Currency - Bullion, Money, Fake/Dummy/Collectable Cash, Payment Cards, Traveler Cheques, Passports, IDs, Stamps
  • Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides Solids such as Fertilizers, Dyes, Bromates, Chlorates, Nitrates, Perchlorates, Permanganates, Peroxides, Weed killers, Insecticides
  • Plants and plant material including Seeds and Cut Flowers.
  • Pornographic material
  • Precious, semi-precious metals or stones in any form including bricks
  • Radioactive material - Fissile material (Uranium 235, etc.), Radioactive waste material, Thorium or Uranium ores etc
  • Sand/Soil and Ores
  • Sandalwood and its oils
  • Sea shells, including polished sea shells and handicrafts
  • Special Chemicals, Organisms, Materials, Equipments & Technologies (SCOMET) items
  • Sword
  • Toner (Photocopier)
  • Toxic and infectious substances - Arsenic, Beryllium, Cyanide, Fluorine, Hydrogen Solenoid, Mercury, Mercury salts, Mustard gas, Nitrobenzene, Nitrogen dioxide, Pesticides, Poisons, Rat poison, Ebola, Foot and mouth disease, Environmental, clinical and medical waste
  • Wet Ice (Frozen Water)
  • Wood and wood pulp/products
Restricted Commodities permitted only with prior approval from the Customs clearance team
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Artificial Jewelry
  • Auto parts with fluids in them
  • Banderols/Tax stickers with a shipment value in excess of EUR 500,000
  • Cannabis for medicinal purposes from bona fide pharmaceutical manufacturers with appropriate licences and where lawful to ship, which must be in tablet or liquid form, may be carried with an approved business case.
  • Carnets
  • Cigarettes, cigars, tobacco products and electronic cigarettes with a shipment value in excess of EUR 500,000
  • Commemorative coins and medals with an individual value or total shipment value of EUR 2,000 or more are restricted for carriage
  • Food stuffs, Perishable Food articles and Beverages requiring refrigeration or other Environmental control
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Loose Pearls
  • Maps and literature where Indian external boundaries have been shown incorrectly
  • Other Regulated Material (ORM-D) Service
  • Passports (only with Govt approval)
  • Seeds
  • Shipments that requires special License or Permit for transportation
  • Televisions
  • Time-sensitive or critical written materials or documents including bids and contract proposals
  • Tobacco
  • Used Merchandise
  • Watches
  • Works of art
NDPS prohibited drugs - Marketing Substance
  • Acetrophine
  • Alfentanil
  • Allobarbital
  • Alphacetylmethadol
  • Alprazolam
  • Amfepramone
  • Amfetamine
  • Amineptine
  • Amobarbital
  • Amphetamine
  • Anileridine
  • Benzylmorphine
  • Beta-Hydroxy-3-methyl fentanyl
  • Betaprodine
  • Bromazepam
  • Brotizolam
  • Buprenorphine
  • Camazepam
  • Chlordiazepoxide
  • Clobazam
  • Clonazepam
  • Clorazepate
  • Clotiazepam
  • Codeine
  • Codeinone
  • Codinovo
  • Delorazepam
  • Delta-9-tetrahydro-cannabinl
  • Dexamfetamine
  • Dexamphetamine
  • Dextropropoxyphene
  • Diazepam
  • Dicodide
  • Diconone
  • Diethylpropion
  • Difenoxin
  • Dihydrocodeine
  • Dihydromorphine
  • Dihydroxy
  • Dilaudide
  • Dimorphid
  • Dionine
  • Diphenoxylate
  • Diphenoxylic Acid
  • Dipipanone
  • Dronabinol
  • Estazolam
  • Ethyl Loflazepate
  • Ethylmorphine
  • Fencamfamin
  • Fenethylline
  • Fenetylline
  • Fentanyl
  • Flurazepam
  • Fluruitrazepam
  • Glutethimide
  • Hybernil
  • Hycodan
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Ketamine
  • Ketazolam
  • Levamfetamine
  • Levamfetamine
  • Loprazolam
  • Lorazepam
  • Lorazeram
  • Lormetazepam
  • Lormetazepam
  • Mazindol
  • Medazepam
  • Meprobamate
  • Mesocarb
  • Metamfetamine
  • Metamfetamine
  • Methadone
  • Methamphetamine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Methylphenidate
  • Midazolam
  • Morphine
  • Multacodin
  • Nicomorphine
  • Nimetazepam
  • Nitrazepam
  • Nomocodeine
  • Novalaudon
  • Nycodide
  • Oxazepam
  • Oxycodone
  • Oxymorphone
  • Paramorfan
  • Pemoline
  • Pentazocine
  • Pentobarbital
  • Pethidine
  • Phendimetrazine
  • Phenmetrazine
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phentermine
  • Phocodine
  • Prazepam
  • Propiram
  • Racemate
  • Remifentanil
  • Secobarbital
  • Sufentanil
  • Tetrazepam
  • Tilidine
  • Tramadol
  • Triazolam
  • Zipeprol
  • Zolpidem

Dangerous Goods



Definition: Commodities, which possess potentially hazardous characteristics. These are as the laid out by IATA in the Dangerous Goods Regulations.

The categories of dangerous goods are:

  • Class 1: Explosives
  • Class 2: Gases
  • Class 3: Flammable Liquids
  • Class 4: Flammable Solids
  • Class 5: Oxidizers and Organic Peroxides
  • Class 6: Toxic & Infectious Substances
  • Class 7: Radioactive Material
  • Class 8: Corrosives
  • Class 9: Miscellaneous e.g. Magnets – a danger to airplane equipment

The guidelines are available in the following links: