What You Can and Can't Ship to Qatar?

  • 1 month ago

Thinking of shipping some items to and from Qatar? What items are restricted for shipment in this country? Here’s what you need to know:


What You Can’t Ship


According to the national provider of postal services, Qatar Post,  here is a list of prohibited goods or items NOT allowed for shipment in the State of Qatar:


All kinds of alcohol / Flammable sanitizers

All tobacco products, including but not limited to Cigars, E-cigars, E-liquids, etc.

Any external battery/power bank for smartphones or tablets devices

Intoxicating liquors

Motor vehicles

Petroleum products

Any type of standalone batteries

Any additional battery/batteries that is packed in the same package but separated from the device

Alcohol products and beverages Item(s) would be discard at Origin and unable to process the returns or redirect to another address

Audio speakers

Counterfeit goods


Electronic device which contains battery purchased from Ebay .individual seller

Engine oils/ essential oils

Fuels. Gasoline and gas torches

Flammable and toxic content products (e.g. electronic cigarettes, etc.)

Infectious substances

Laser apparatus such as laser pointers that are found to have emission powers (requires appropriate licenses from NEA)

Lighters with or without fuel/fluids


Munitions of war

Meat of animal extracts

Nail polish and nail polish removal

Narcotic drugs

Pornographic materials

Perishable foods

Precious metals and Gemstones

Paper currency, coins, credit cards and cheques

Perfumes, colognes, eau de toilette and fragrance sprays

Plant seeds

Printer cartridges

Radioactive materials

Sprays, aerosol cans compressed gas cylinders

Turpentine and paint thinner

Weapons (swords/knives/guns, etc.)

Prescription medications

Used automotive parts cannot be shipped, which include wet or leaking parcels; parcels emitting odor of any kind

Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or person residing with them

Pork of all kinds and its derivatives

Products which composition includes pork fat or pork meat

Perishable substances harmful to health and unfit for human consumption

Three – layer fishing nets, the smallest with a mesh of 4cm

Remote controlled airplanes for children

Instruments for games of chance

Substances polluted by radioactivity or nuclear dust

Musical greeting cards

Garments bearing the name of the divinity or verses of the Koran

Military or similar clothing

Fetid substances

Postal items containing powder

Items containing liquid products


Products which violate public morals and the security of the state

Dry and fresh agricultural items

Insecticides for agricultural use

Chemical products for local industries

Radiophone transmitters/receivers

Headlights for automobiles

Portable long distance telephones

Instruments for weighing and measuring



What You Can Ship


Items not mentioned above are permitted, however, can also be subject for review from your local shipping provider. 


The following goods may be imported into Qatar without incurring customs duty:

  • 400 cigarettes
  • personal items and gifts up to a value of QR3,000
  • for personal use only: used video camera, photo camera, mobile, and laptop

If you are not sure about the item you wish to post please contact Qatar Post using this link to customer services.

For large shipments and for further details, you may also check Qatar Customs regulations here.

Note: It is your responsibility to check the list of prohibited and restricted items and any applicable packaging, volume, quantity, labelling and product restrictions that apply prior to posting any item.



Dangerous Goods

To comply with national and international regulations governing the carriage of mail, and ensure that mail in transport does not present a danger to the general public, Qatar Post restricts or prohibit certain items from its network.