DHL does not ship the following products


Certain rules apply to the content of your parcel. As a shipper, you are supposed to know what products you can and cannot ship. For security reasons we do not ship the following items:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Art, antiques, and precious stones and precious metals
  • Money, coins, debit cards and credit cards, SIM cards, securities, and valuable documents such as passports
  • Products that can spoil
  • Food and medicine (unless allowed to be transported unconditioned and the items are properly packaged)
  • Human organs and human remains, including ashes
  • Animals (including insects), parts of animals (also fur and ivory) and hunting trophies
  • Plants, except flower bulbs, seeds and tubers
  • Christmas trees
  • Fertilizer 
  • Excise goods to destinations outside the Netherlands
  • Dangerous goods (chemicals, paint, batteries, perfume etc.). 
  • Parcels with an inherent defect which, because of their nature, can damage people, merchandise, or equipment.
  • Products whose transport is legally prohibited in the country of origin, transit, or destination
  • Products that require special facilities, safety precautions, or permits
  • Products that can be considered offensive, such as pornography or goods that are politically sensitive, must be packaged correctly and the packaging may not be perceived as provocative
  • Prohibited items such as firearms, explosives, military equipment, etc.
  • Illegal goods such as counterfeit products
  • Watches with a value of €5.000 or more
  • Unaccompanied baggage
  • Manure, fertilizers and plant food, not dissolved in water. Both organic and artificial fertilizer
  • Narcotics/drugs and products related or similar to them, including (but not limited to) drugs/substances/products subject to the Opium Act and/or products containing CBD (Cannabidiol), both natural and synthetic
  • Goods, software and technology that may have military applications or contribute to the production or proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (for example, nuclear weapons, chemical warfare gases or biological weapons). These are "dual use" goods as described in EU regulations 428/2009 and 2019/2199.