Baggage Shipping to Trinidad and Tobago
Important Trinidad and Tobago Customs Information
General Customs Information
Customs officials worldwide typically view personal effects as used items that have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. Shipments that only consist of personal effects tend not to be stopped by customs.
If you are only sending personal effects, you need to demonstrate this to the customs officials by completing a brief non-generic packing list online, in the following format: "4 x Cotton T-shirt, 4 x Pairs Polyester Socks, 2 x Straw Hat ", and so on, and not as "10 x Used Clothing".
If Trinidad and Tobago customs find brand new or commercial items in what you are sending, you may need to pay duties and taxes. This is why you should check what customs duties need to be paid before you send any gifts to Trinidad and Tobago. We suggest you follow any advice given by local customs and attach all necessary documentation.
We ask travellers to take a few minutes to see how their personal circumstances and the items they are sending will be assessed under current Trinidad and Tobago customs regulations, as this may be different to other countries you have shipped to before.
More information is available on our customs information page.
What can I send to Trinidad and Tobago? 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.