Baggage Shipping to Pakistan
Pakistan is a large country, officially named the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, in South Asia, with a huge population of over 180 million people. Its tourism industry hit its heyday in the 1970s, but has been described recently as being up and coming once again, attracting up to around 1 million tourists per year. To learn more about luggage shipping to Pakistan, please read on:
Why Ship to Pakistan?
If you’re planning a visit to Pakistan, whether it’s a business trip, a long holiday to see the sights and explore the wonderful countryside, or perhaps you’re relocating, there’s always the risk that your suitcase may be overweight and that you’ll be forced to pay extra charges to take it on board the plane. Or you may want to take oversized or unusual items and equipment for activities, such as skiing or snowboarding in the mountains, or a diving kit and gear for scuba diving and snorkelling.
If this sounds like an issue you might have and need to resolve, Send My Bag might be the answer you’re looking for. When you book a collection from us, we can pick up your bag, equipment or extra luggage right from your front door and deliver it to your accommodation in Pakistan, wherever that might be. It saves you from all the hassle of having to transport awkward or heavy bags all the way from home to your destination or resort, and can also save on the extra fees you might incur. It’s quick and easy to organise a shipment via Send My Bag and it will get your extra luggage there safely and reliably.
Students can also use the services of Send My Bag to transport their belongings to/from their student accommodation when moving to Pakistan or abroad from Pakistan for their studies.
Ways of Shipping to Pakistan
If you are going on holiday to Pakistan or if you are moving there, you will need to find some way to transport your belongings. It is a good idea to research the various options available for shipping to Pakistan. Some options will be better for you than others. You can choose between several different options for international shipping to Pakistan. Here are some of them below:
Send Luggage to Pakistan
You can send your luggage and boxes to Pakistan with Send My Bag. If you are going sightseeing in Pakistan, if you are going backpacking, or if you are moving abroad to Pakistan to live, you can save yourself a lot of stress and hassle by sending your possessions with Send My Bag. You can bring lots of your favourite belongings with you to Pakistan to help ease homesickness. With your luggage taken care of, you can get on with sightseeing, sunbathing or skiing, or whatever you have come to Pakistan to do. Send My Bag has numerous international routes, with a great-value flat rate for each route up to a massive 30 kg. To learn more about sending luggage to Pakistan, visit our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs’.
send golf clubs to Pakistan
Pakistan has around 30 golf courses to choose from, with Karachi, Royal Palm and Rawalpindi being highly rated. Your golf clubs needn’t become burdensome while travelling; instead you can send your golf clubs to Pakistan with Send My Bag, allowing you to travel light. Golfing is so much more enjoyable if you are able to play using your own golf clubs, rather than renting some, so consider sending your golf clubs with Send My Bag. Make sure you find out how best to package your golf clubs by visiting Send My Bag's golf clubs shipping page.
send your bike to Pakistan
Pakistan has some amazing cycling routes, most notably the Karakoram Highway with its breath-taking scenery. You can send your bicycle to Pakistan, to your first hotel and cycle along the highway as far as you like, and then have your bike picked up from your final destination. Sending your bike to Pakistan couldn’t be easier. If you send your bike you will avoid oversized baggage fees and won't have to carry the bike to and from the airport. Read our information page on sending bicycles to learn how to safely package your bike.
Send your skis to Pakistan
Some people may not be aware of the opportunities for winter sports in the mountainous regions of Pakistan. You can go skiing or snowboarding there, with the resort of Malam Jabba due to reopen this winter. Why not send your skis and the rest of your luggage to Pakistan to help you better enjoy your journey, without having to drag heavy skis and bulky clothing along with you. Read our ski shipping page to find out more.
Removals to Pakistan
If you are attracted by the Pakistani way of life and are moving to Pakistan permanently, you may need to think about international removals to Pakistan in order to transport all of your possessions. Take care to research removal companies thoroughly and make sure all items are carefully packaged so that they won’t get damaged in transit.
Student shipping to Pakistan
Pakistan has many good universities, including the National University of Sciences and Technology, Quaid-i-Azam University and the University of Karachi. Students choosing to study abroad in Pakistan can send their belongings to Pakistan with Send My Bag. This could be books, writing materials and everyday items such as clothes. By having their favourite belongings from home, students will be able to quickly settle into student life in Pakistan. To find out more about student luggage shipping, take a look at our student removals page.
Sending a parcel to Pakistan
You can also send a parcel to Pakistan with Send My Bag ? a great idea if you need to send a smaller number of items, or if it suits you best to send things in a box. Sending parcels is a great way to stay in contact with home as care packages can sent be back and forth. Make sure you choose a sturdy box when sending a parcel to Pakistan and tape it up well so nothing gets damaged in transit. Take a look at our parcel shipping information page to find out what you can send with Send My Bag and how to best package your items.
As well as sending parcels, baggage and luggage to Pakistan you could attempt the following options for shipping items internationally, especially if you need to send large, bulky items like a table or chairs:
Air Freight to Pakistan
You could consider using air freight to send items to Pakistan. This service usually takes one to two days. You need to consider the size of your shipment to determine what you would have to pay, and you need to factor in the cost of paying for a customs agent to handle customs clearance for you. In addition, you need to transport your items to and from the airport somehow. Costs could, therefore, quickly mount up. If you send internationally by air freight to Pakistan your items will likely arrive at one of the major airports, such as Jinnah, Gwadar or Quetta International Airports.
Sea Freight and Container Shipping to Pakistan
You could go for sea freight or container shipping to transport your possessions to Pakistan, instead. This is a good option for very large items, such as a snooker table or even a car. This service is much slower and can be less expensive than air freight, but you will still need to use the services of a customs agent and will need to sort out how to get your items to and from the ports ? so the cost could be more than expected. When using container shipping to Pakistan your items will most likely arrive by ship at one of the major sea ports, such as Karachi or Port Qasim.
Shipping Goods to Pakistan
You should be aware of the current customs rules in Pakistan when shipping goods there. Find out what duty you need to pay and what items are allowed to be shipped to Pakistan, which items are restricted, and which are completely prohibited. Read the section below on ‘What can I send to Pakistan? What items are restricted?’
Important Pakistan Customs Information
Holiday baggage and other time sensitive packages should not be sent on this route.
The volume of shipments sent to this destination across the last 12 weeks has not been sufficient to meet our minimum number of on time shipments required for holiday baggage approval.
On this route you are required to visit the destination country’s official customs website and make yourself aware of any requirements, processes or fees, which may be due based on your personal circumstances and what you are shipping.
Upon arrival in the destination you agree to comply with any customs processes, provide the customs authority with any information they request and to discuss the clearance of the shipment directly with the customs authority or our delivery partner in the destination.
General Customs Information
Personal effects are usually assessed as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your bag is checked by customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items your shipment may be assessed for customs duties and taxes. If you are sending Christmas gifts please check with the destination country so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow their advice and attach all necessary documentation.
In order to demonstrate your shipment is personal effects you will be required to complete a brief non generic packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "5 x Cotton T-Shirts, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Cotton Shirt" and so on rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
Customs processes and allowances do vary by country and as such we advise all travellers take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing customs regulations of the destination.
More information is available on our customs information page.
What can I send to Pakistan? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a holiday suitcase however for security and customs reasons certain items are prohibited.
On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:
- Shower gel.
- Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.
Flammable liquids such as nail varnish, perfume, aftershave, liquid deodorant and aerosols are not permitted. If these items are included in your luggage it may be returned to you.
Whilst non alcohol based liquids are permitted, damage caused by leakage is not covered by complimentary cover and therefore only small amounts should be sent. If an x-ray shows liquids of any type security may stop your bag for inspection.
A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.
The following items are prohibited at all times:
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Alcohol based or Flammable Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type including, but not limited to, nail varnish, perfume & aftershave;
- Toner Cartridges;
- Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
- No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any type of battery;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations 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.
In addition to the above when sending to Pakistan we prohibit the sending of:
- Gambling Devices;
- Items offensive to Muslim culture.
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.
The climate in Pakistan can be hugely varied depending on season, altitude and location. One of the highest temperatures in the world has been recorded there, yet the mountains in the north are usually covered in snow. Temperatures soar during the summer, with average temperatures of around 38°C and hot winds inland. Winters are generally cold with average temperatures sitting around 4°C in Punjab and below freezing further north. The currency used in Pakistan is the Pakistani Rupee, and the official languages of the country are Urdu and English.
Pakistan is a hugely diverse country that draws tourists to attractions of all kinds, from the ruins of ancient civilisations such as Mohenjo-daro and Taxila, to the Himalayan Mountains in the north where winter sports prevail, and the beaches of the Arabian Sea where you can practise scuba diving.