Ship Luggage to Nicaragua
Important Nicaragua Customs Information
General Customs Information
If you are only sending personal effects to Nicaragua, it is unlikely your shipment will be stopped by customs. This is because most countries offer a generous duty-free allowance. Personal effects are typically viewed as items that have been owned by the sender for at least 6 months.
If you send brand new or commercial items, however, you may have to pay customs duties and taxes. This is something to bear in mind if sending gifts to Nicaragua. Before you book in your collection, please check with Nicaraguan customs to find out whether you need to pay any customs duties. Please follow any advice given and attach all documentation required of you.
You must demonstrate to customs officials that you are sending only personal effects by filling out a short non-generic packing list online, to be completed as follows: "1 x Leather Jacket, 4 x Pairs of Jeans, 5 x Cotton Blouse", and so on, rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
We ask all travellers to take a few minutes to check how their particular circumstances and what they are sending will be viewed according to Nicaraguan customs regulations.
Further information is available on our customs information page.
What can I send to Nicaragua? 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;
- 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, 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.