Prohibited Items

PROHIBITIONS IN ALL CATEGORIES OF ITEMS

 

·         The insertion of the articles referred to below shall be prohibited in all categories of items:

o   narcotics and psychotropic substances;

o   obscene or immoral articles;

o   articles the importation or circulation of which is prohibited in the country of destination;

·         Articles which, by their nature or their packing, may expose officials or the general public to danger, or soil or damage other items, postal equipment or third-party property;

·         Documents having the character of current and personal correspondence exchanged between persons other than the sender and the addressee or persons living with them.

 

Explosive, flammable or radioactive materials and other dangerous substances

·         The insertion of explosive, flammable or other dangerous substances as well as radioactive materials shall be prohibited in all categories of items.

·         Exceptionally, the following substances and materials shall be admitted:

·         The radioactive materials sent in letter-post items and postal parcels;

·         The biological substances sent in letter-post items.

 

Live animals

·         Live animals shall be prohibited in all categories of items.

·         Exceptionally, the following shall be admitted in letter-post items other than insured items:

·         bees, leeches and silk-worms;

·         parasites and destroyers of noxious insects intended for the control of those insects and exchanged between officially recognized institutions;

·         Flies of the family Drosophilae for biomedical research exchanged between officially recognized institutions.

·         Exceptionally, the following shall be admitted in parcels:

·         Live animals whose conveyance by post is authorized by the postal regulations of the countries concerned.

 

 Insertion of correspondence in parcels

·         The insertion of the articles mentioned below shall be prohibited in postal parcels:

·         Documents having the character of current and personal correspondence;

·         Correspondence of any kind exchanged between persons other than the sender and the addressee or persons living with them.

 

Coins, bank notes and other valuable articles

·         It shall be prohibited to insert coins, bank notes, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, travellers’ cheques, platinum, gold or silver, whether manufactured or not, precious stones, jewels or other valuable articles:

·         in uninsured letter-post items;

·         however, if the internal legislation of the countries of origin and destination permits this, such articles may be sent in a closed envelope as registered items;

·         in uninsured parcels, except where permitted by the internal legislation of the countries of origin and destination;

·         in uninsured parcels exchanged between two countries which admit insured parcels;

·         in addition, any administration may prohibit the enclosure of gold bullion in insured or uninsured parcels originating from or addressed to its territory or sent in transit à découvert across its territory; it may limit the actual value of these items.

 

Printed papers and literature for the blind

·         Printed papers and literature for the blind:

·         shall nor bear any inscription or contain any item of correspondence;

·         shall not contain any postage stamp or form of prepayment, whether cancelled or not, or any paper representing a monetary value, except in cases where the item contains as an enclosure a card, envelope or wrapper bearing the printed address of the sender of the item or his agent in the country of posting or destination of the original item, which is prepaid for return.

Treatment of items wrongly admitted

·         The treatment of items wrongly admitted is set out in the Regulations. However, items containing articles mentioned above shall in no circumstances be forwarded to their destination, delivered to the addressees or returned to origin. In the case of articles mentioned above discovered while in transit, such items shall be handled in accordance with the national legislation of the country of transit.


 

        Other items

a.       Articles contrary to the Principles of the Islamic faith  

b.      Obscene or immoral articles

c.       Counterfeit and pirated articles

d.      Original documents

·         Birth certificates

·         Transcripts

·         Death certificates

·         Passports

·         Land titles etc.

e. Oils, lotions, glycerin (all in this category)

 

 

Location & Contacts

Plot 35, Kampala Road Kampala

P.O Box 7106, Kampala, Uganda

Tel: 256-414-255511 - 5,

256-414-340915 - 9

Email: customercare@ugapost.co.ug  (link sends e-mail)

UPL WhatsApp line: 0797 298 493

 

Working Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00a.m - 6:00p.m

Saturday 9:00a.m - 2:00p.m

Sunday: Closed

 

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