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Russia Import Restrictions

In order to enter Russia, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Russia government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Russia, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Russia.

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Russian Federation authorities before posting:

Animal products Fruit Printed matter, books, brochures
Anti-parasite products Leeches Silkworms
Bees Medicines Stamps
Currency and other securities Mineral oil Tobacco
Dairy products Narcotics Vegetables
Fish products Plants and plant products Weapons, hunting Weapons
Pharmaceutical products    

Special documentation

Commercial goods must include an invoice.

Inherited goods require a certificate, endorsed by a consul, which confirms the right of inheritance.

If Express Courier International and Express Post International Parcel products are valued at more than 5000 roubles, they may be subject to additional brokerage/ delivery costs (if delivered outside of the following cities: Vladivostok, Moscow, St Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk, Samara). Please check with the Express Call Centre on 1800 007 678


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Russian Federation prohibits:

In addition, it is prohibited to send the following articles for personal use (sent to the address of private individuals or sent by private individuals for needs that are not related to company activities):