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

  • Adult Toys
  • Alcohol and alcohol related items
  • Alcohol and Alcoholic products including spare parts & equipment’s which are used for alcohol production, bottle caps and labels for Alcoholic products
  • All kind of DG & Non-DG Chemicals
  • All kinds of religious books (including but not limited to Qur'an, Bible, etc.)
  • All powder and liquid shipments imported as Personal (Individuals to Individuals).
  • All items that have a hidden camera or anything that can be used as a spying item with chips such as pens, watches etc.
  • Ammunition
  • 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)
  • Any materials that will be offensive for the Muslim Culture
  • Asbestos (worn clothing/articles, compressed fiber joining/in sheets or rolls).
  • Black poppy, Coca leaves, Spices, Narcotic spices
  • Branded Stickers without products
  • Class A, B and C Drugs, Controlled medicines/substances, Opioids, Pregabalin (Chemicals, Compounds & Base Products).
  • Cannabis seeds for sowing (Sativa, Ephedra, Opium, and Potassium bromate).
  • Clothing consigned to a military unit
  • Chemicals, Haz and Non-Haz
  • Dry Ice
  • Drones (Can be imported provided GACA approval in place)
  • Drone parts and accessories (Can be imported provided GACA approval in place)
  • Electrical Shocker (personal use)
  • Electronic Smoking Devices (Including E-Cigarette flavors & Tobacco). Electronic Vape/Shesha and parts, atomizer, vape pods, juice and oils.
  • Electronic Cigarettes
  • External rear luggage carrier for motor vehicles.
  • Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
  • Films: entertainment
  • Films: promotional, training
  • Goods either shipped from or manufactured in Israel are completely banned
  • Herbal Products
  • Herbal Tea
  • Holy Quran
  • Items that fall under Export Control and would require Saudi MoD approval
  • Items of human concealment such as masks, etc.
  • Items offensive to Saudi Royal family, Saudi politics, habits, culture, or traditions.
  • Items used for gambling or games of chance
  • Khat
  • Laser pens or pointers
  • Laser Pointers
  • Magic Games
  • Male Enhancement Supplements (creams, tablets or sprays)
  • Mannequins
  • Metal Detector (personal Use)
  • Metal detector devices under personal name
  • Microfiche & microfilm
  • Mobile Boosters
  • Penile/Vulva/Mammary glands enhancement creams, gels or any other related product.
  • Phones/modems
  • Plants and Plant Products
  • Playing Cards
  • Poisons (Toxics)
  • Pokémon toys
  • Pornography in any form
  • Radio equipment
  • Radios or parts thereof
  • Religious Printed/Electronic Books such as Qur'an, Bible, Buddhism etc.
  • Replica guns
  • Satellite cards
  • Satellites Phones
  • Seeds
  • Sex Toys, pornography items and other items related to sex, creams, medicines or sprays.
  • Simulation weapons and/or parts
  • Silences for exhaust pipes of heating 8703 that functions with remote control.
  • Spice
  • Stuffed animals
  • Synthetic Marijuana (K2)
  • Tapes, audio cassettes
  • Tapes, computer
  • Tapes, video cassettes
  • Taser guns
  • Tattoo Machine
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Televisions, television equipment
  • Tobacco and Tobacco Leaves
  • Toy guns
  • Toys operated by fuel
  • Used pneumatic tires of rubber, Pneumatic tires of rubber for aircraft.
  • Video Games (containing graphic material)
  • Walkie Talkie (Personal Use)
  • Watches which have cameras attached to them

Saudi Arabia Import Restrictions

  • Mobile repeaters/Signal boosters

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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