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Luggage Shipping to Costa Rica

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Send your luggage to Costa Rica if you are moving there, or are enjoying an extended trip. You can also send things to your loved ones living in Costa Rica.

  1. Customs - Personal Effects Information
  2. What can I send to Costa Rica? What items are restricted?
  3. Items excluded from cover

Important!

Duffles, holdalls, rucksacks and similar bags cannot currently be sent on the Express service, at present only suitcases and boxes can travel Express. If a Standard service is available duffle bags, holdalls and rucksacks can be sent on the Standard service.
Shipments bound for international destinations from the states of Idaho, Montana & Wyoming may require drop off to a third party agent and take an additional 2 working days in transit on top of the quoted transit time. Please contact us for further information.

Reviews

Excellent: 4.7 / 5
Based on 35587 independent reviews.
5.0
James verified customer
December 2018
Sending from New Zealand to Hong Kong
Very professional service at a great cost.
Very pleased and satisfied with the service. Great communication and quick arrival
Studying Abroad
Lifetime Bags Sent: 1
5.0
Birgit verified customer
December 2018
First time - loved it!
Great way to avoid the hassle of dragging an extra suitcase along to Spain...and much cheaper than booking a bag on the plane! I especially appreciated being able to choose the time for a pick up window. On delivery, I was called to advise me that my bag would arrive in 5-20 min. Great service and I would use it again.
Lifetime Bags Sent: 1

Important Costa Rica Customs Information

General Customs Information

The majority of Send My Bag shipments worldwide will not be stopped by customs as most countries offer a generous duty free allowance for personal effects.

‘Personal effects’ means used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your bag is searched by Costa Rican customs and brand new or commercial items are found, your shipment may be assessed for customs duties and taxes. If you are sending Christmas gifts to Costa Rica please make yourself aware of potential customs duties in Costa Rica, follow any advice provided by customs and attach all necessary documentation.

As customs processes and allowances are different around the world, we advise all travellers to take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing customs regulations of Costa Rica.

To find out more see our customs information page.

In order to demonstrate that your bags or boxes consist of personal effects, you will be required to complete a brief non-generic packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "1 x Woollen Jumper, 5 x Pairs of Sandals, 3 x Cotton Shirt", and so on, rather than as "10 x Used Clothing". Each item type must be added as a separate line on the packing list.

What can I send to Costa Rica? What items are restricted?

With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a vacation suitcase.  For security and customs reasons, however, certain items are prohibited.  Please find these listed below.

  • 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;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco;
  • 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, Cell 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.

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