Sending a gift abroad by mail

The sender is responsible for finding out about any export restrictions concerning the goods, and for checking any import restrictions effective in the country of destination e.g. from the embassy or authorities of that particular country. Finnish Customs does not provide information about the import restrictions of other countries.

Keep in mind also that many export restrictions concern goods to be sent as gift as well. Restricted goods include for example medicines that are classified as narcotics, goods made from endangered plants and animals, firearms and firearm supplies and cultural goods.

For more information on the conditions and restrictions that apply to consignments, contact the transport company. 

Posti’s website has information on prohibited items and country-specific bans and restrictions.

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Contact Customs Information Mon–Fri 8 am–4.15 pm

Please have a look at the frequently asked questions.

If you have a question about the arrival of parcels, its contents or the handling fee, please contact Posti.

Customs Information Service