Baggage Shipping to Tuvalu
Important Tuvalu Customs Information
General Customs Information When Shipping to Tuvalu
Due to the significant duty-free allowance for personal effects granted by many countries, the majority of Send My Bag shipments worldwide will not be stopped by customs. Personal effects are used items that have been in the sender’s possession for at least 6 months.
If your bag is checked by Tuvaluan customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items, such as gifts, you may need to pay customs duties and taxes. Please check with Tuvaluan customs in advance so you are aware of any customs duties you will have to pay, follow their advice and attach all necessary documents.
We advise all travellers to check how their shipment will be assessed under Tuvaluan customs regulations, as customs processes vary by country.
You can find out more at Send My Bag’s customs information page.
To indicate to customs that you are sending personal effects, you need to fill out a brief non-generic packing list online, to be completed in the following way: "3 x Pairs Leather Sandals, 3 x Linen Dress, 4 x Cotton Trousers", etc., rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
What can I send to Tuvalu? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a holiday suitcase, for security and customs reasons however certain items are prohibited, please find these listed below.
A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
- Toner Cartridges;
- Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
- No more than 1 device containing a battery in line with our battery policy;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations and toys of same);
- Flowers and plant products;
- Human remains or ashes;
- Medical samples;
- Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Religious Artefacts
- Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
- Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
- Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
- Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
- Credit cards;
- Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
- Irreplaceable items;
- Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
- Counterfeit goods;
- Other illegal or restricted goods.
More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.
Items excluded from cover
The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:
- Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
- Glass & Porcelain.
- Any other non standard excess baggage items.
If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.