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International Shipping to Bahamas-Restricted Items

Posted on Fri, May 23, 2014

International Shipping to Bahamas is not as complicated as one may fear it would be. Some other areas of the world have many more restrictions and much trickier regulations. However, there are still several important rules and restrictions when shipping to this area of the world.

 Bahamian Flag - The National Flag of The Bahamas

Before looking at the list below, here are a few definitions which may help make understanding the rules a bit easier.
•    Perishable -An item that is susceptible to rotting, decaying, or ruined. This usually refers to types of food.
•    Nonperishable - An item that is not able to be broken down or rot. Non-food items for example.
•    Infectious - Something that can cause or spread an infection.
•    Non-Infectious - Something that can't cause or spread an infection.


Knowing these terms will make the following list of prohibited items more easily understood.
These items are prohibited from being shipped to the Bahamas:
1.    Obscene or indecent materials including photos, books, articles, or other printed material.
2.    Perishable infectious biological substances.
3.    Perishable non-infectious biological substances. (This would include different types of perishable foods).
4.    Radioactive materials.
5.    Skimmed milk in tins.


Many of these rules are fairly explanatory. In some cases they are not so different from restricted items in other countries as well.  For example, consider rule number 4. Radioactive materials can be very dangerous for anyone who unknowingly comes in contact with the items. People can get very sick and in some cases die from exposure.


There are some other Limits that need to be taken into consideration when mailing packages to the Bahamas:


Maximum Size Limits:
Although the minimum size limit is simply to ensure the item is large enough to clearly display the address you are mailing the item to and clearly display the return address (your address) there are some maximum limit sizes.
•    Max length = 46 inches
•    Max width = 35 inches
•    Max height = 46 inches
•    Max length and girth combined = 108 inches


Value Limits:
The maximum value of items being sent to the Bahamas cannot be larger than $2,499.


About the Bahamas:
On a side note, did you know that the Bahamas is an island country made up of more than 700 different islands? They are located to the south east of the state of Florida and are south of the Florida Keys. This is a prime vacation destination.
Despite having so many islands, the population of the Bahamas remains relatively small in comparison to other countries. According to the 2009 census the largest city in all of the Bahamas is called Nassau. The population for Nassau which is on the island of New Providence has 238,132. The tenth largest city (Clarence Town, Long Island) has only 1,709 people on it. That's quite a range and these are only some of the largest cities. Can you imagine the smallest?


Are you ready to ship something to the Bahamas? Please contact us and we will help you get started. We are more than willing to answer any questions or concerns you may have about shipping internationally, whether it is to the Bahamas or other countries. We'd be happy to help. If you need help shipping to other countries. here is a list of some of the countries that we also ship to.

Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Baruba
Belarus
Belize
Belgium
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia |
Bonaire
Botswana
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
|Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Congo Republic of
Cook Island
Costa Rica
Croatia
Curaco
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Faeroe Islands
Fijii
Finland
France
French Guinana
French Polynesia
Gabon
The Gambia
Germany
Georgia
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Libyan Arab Jamahiriy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Reunion
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saba
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy
St. Eustatius
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Vincent
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tonga
Tongo
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
U.S. Virgin Islands
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Vietnam
Wallis and Futuna
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

 

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