Saudi Arabia Prohibited and Restricted Items

FedEx Cross Border is unable to ship prohibited and non-approved restricted items on behalf of its customers.

FedEx Cross Border has prepared a global list of prohibited and restricted items that apply regardless of a shipment's destination. In addition to these global prohibitions and restrictions, individual countries or territories may impose further prohibitions or restrictions on the importation of certain items.

You can refer to the FedEx Cross Border global lists and the Saudi Arabia country-specific list to help determine whether or not your product is prohibited or restricted for shipment.

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Country Specific List for Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Import Prohibitions

  • All shipments containing jewelry including, but not limited to, gold, silver, platinum, pearls, stones and diamonds, etc. with a declared or commercial value of above US$5 are prohibited and will be confiscated by the customs authorities in Saudi Arabia
  • Adult Toys
  • Alcohol and alcohol related items
  • All kinds of religious books (including but not limited to Qur'an, Bible, etc.)
  • Any item contrary to the Royal Family, Saudi Arabian or Muslim beliefs or morality
  • Any item that has a hidden camera or anything that can be used as a spying device (pens, watches, etc.)
  • Any items which depict or display the female anatomy (other than for strict medical purposes)
  • Chemicals, Haz and Non-Haz
  • Commercial shipments containing jewelry including, but not limited to, gold, silver, platinum, pearls, stones and diamonds, etc.
  • Communications equipment
  • Compact discs
  • Computer components & parts
  • Computer software
  • Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
  • Dates
  • Diskettes
  • Drugs, Prescription and Non-Prescription
  • Dry Ice
  • Electrical Shocker (personal use)
  • Electronic Cigarettes
  • Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
  • Films: entertainment
  • Films: promotional, training
  • Foodstuffs
  • Goods either shipped from or manufactured in Israel are completely banned
  • Grain samples
  • Herbal Products
  • Herbal Tea
  • Items of human concealment such as masks, etc.
  • Items used for gambling or games of chance
  • Laser Pointers
  • Magic Games
  • Male Enhancement Supplements (creams, tablets or sprays)
  • Medical samples
  • Medical/dental supplies & equipment
  • Metal Detector (personal Use)
  • Microfiche & microfilm
  • Phones/modems
  • Plants and Plant Products
  • Pornography in any form
  • Radio equipment
  • Radios or parts thereof
  • Seeds
  • Sex toys and other items related to sex
  • Spice
  • Stuffed animals and Pokemon toys
  • Synthetic Marijuana (K2)
  • Tapes, audio cassettes
  • Tapes, computer
  • Tapes, video cassettes
  • Tattoo Machine
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Televisions, television equipment
  • Tobacco and Tobacco Leaves
  • Toys operated by fuel
  • Video Games (containing graphic material)
  • Watches which have cameras attached to them

Saudi Arabia Import Restrictions

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Contact the FedEx Cross Border Compliance Team

Please note that these lists are provided as a reference only. For any questions about prohibited and restricted items, email the FedEx Cross Border Compliance team.

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