Prohibited and Restricted Items when Sending
to Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s status as a free port doesn’t mean that you can send just anything through customs. There are still items that are not allowed into the country, just like there are goods that couriers will not carry. You can see ’s list of restricted goods for information on what you cannot send by courier and, though there are few prohibited items in Hong Kong, there are some goods that require a permit to import:

  • Material that is radioactive
  • Radio equipment and mobile phones
  • Hazardous chemicals or other controlled substances
  • Animals or goods made from animals
  • Diamonds, unworked
  • Sand, except if importing from China
  • Pesticides
  • Firearms, ammunition and explosives
  • Drugs, medicines and pharmaceuticals

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of goods that you will need a permit to import. For more information, please visit the Hong Kong customs site, where there is a complete list.

Contacting Hong Kong Customs:

Hong Kong customs phone number: (852) 2815 7711


Address: 700 Nathan Road,


Hong Kong