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Customs Information

Please make a moment to review customs information before shipping to Malta.

Personal Effects Customs Clearance Malta

All shipments entering Malta are subject to duties and taxes, and any fees must be settled by the consignee.  Customers relocating to Malta for more than one year may be able to claim a rebate of any fees paid from Malta customs directly after they have been settled in the country for at least one year.  Send My Bag are unable to assist with this process and any enquiries about rebate applications would need to be made directly to Maltese customs

General Personal Effects Customs Information

Personal effects are typically defined as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your shipment is checked by  customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items, you shipment may not be assessed as personal effects. Keep this in mind if you are sending Christmas gifts or other new items. Please check with customs so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow any advice given and attach all necessary documentation.

In order to demonstrate that your shipment consists of 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 Dresses, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Pair of Gloves", and so on, rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".

As customs processes and allowances vary by country, we advise all customers 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.

Customs Clearance Time

Most shipments on this route will not be stopped by customs, however, when a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, impromptu inspection, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 3 working days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.

Personal Effects Customs Clearance Malta

All shipments entering Malta are subject to duties and taxes, and any fees must be settled by the consignee.  Customers relocating to Malta for more than one year may be able to claim a rebate of any fees paid from Malta customs directly after they have been settled in the country for at least one year.  Send My Bag are unable to assist with this process and any enquiries about rebate applications would need to be made directly to Maltese customs

General Personal Effects Customs Information

Personal effects are typically defined as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your shipment is checked by  customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items, you shipment may not be assessed as personal effects. Keep this in mind if you are sending Christmas gifts or other new items. Please check with customs so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow any advice given and attach all necessary documentation.

In order to demonstrate that your shipment consists of 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 Dresses, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Pair of Gloves", and so on, rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".

As customs processes and allowances vary by country, we advise all customers 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.

Customs Clearance Time

Most shipments on this route will not be stopped by customs, however, when a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, impromptu inspection, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 3 working days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.

Prohibited Items

Prohibited Items

With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in luggage, for security and customs reasons however certain items are prohibited, please find these listed below.

On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:

  • Shower gel.
  • Toothpaste.
  • Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.

Nail varnish, perfume 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 (excludes to / from Australia) 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 and perfume;
  • 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 kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • 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;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • 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 milk chocolate and 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;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Malta

  • Single use plastics including cutlery, plates, straws, cotton bud sticks, and food containers and cups made of polystyrene.

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.

On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:

  • Shower gel.
  • Toothpaste.
  • Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.

Nail varnish, perfume 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 (excludes to / from Australia) 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 and perfume;
  • 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 kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • 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;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • 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 milk chocolate and 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;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Malta

  • Single use plastics including cutlery, plates, straws, cotton bud sticks, and food containers and cups made of polystyrene.

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.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.

  • 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 ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • 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 and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • 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 milk chocolate and 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;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Malta

  • Single use plastics including cutlery, plates, straws, cotton bud sticks, and food containers and cups made of polystyrene.

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.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.

  • 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 ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • 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 and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • 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 milk chocolate and 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;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Malta

  • Single use plastics including cutlery, plates, straws, cotton bud sticks, and food containers and cups made of polystyrene.

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.

Why Ship to Malta?

Why Ship to Malta?

Whether you are planning to soak up some rays on the beach or engage in a more active holiday, Send My Bag can help by sending your luggage to your hotel, so that it is ready and waiting for your arrival. You can also ship home your luggage and any purchases you have made. This will make your journey much more enjoyable, without you having to wait in baggage queues or at luggage carousels. You can also avoid airline baggage fees, including those for excess or oversized luggage.

If you are a student studying for your degree in Malta, or maybe spending a third year abroad or gap year there, Send My Bag can send everything you will need for your stay in Malta. You can ship all sorts, from books, to clothes, and DVDs.

Send Luggage to Malta

Send Luggage to Malta

No matter the reason for travel to Malta, you can save yourself a lot of stress by sending your baggage to Malta with Send My Bag. Send My Bag can take care of all your luggage for you, delivering it to your accommodation in Malta ready for your arrival. This means you don’t have to pack light in order to stay within your airline’s baggage restrictions. You can bring all the possessions you need to make you feel at home in Malta, while avoiding the stress of dragging heavy bags behind you through airports and onto public transport. To learn more about sending luggage to Malta, visit our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs’.

Removals to Malta

Removals to Malta

If you are going to live in Malta you will have to think about international removals to Malta in order to move all of your possessions too. Make sure you research removal companies thoroughly and choose one with good reviews. When you hand over your items ensure they are packaged up carefully so that they arrive intact. Use sturdy packaging for your items and tape everything up well.

Student Shipping to Malta

Student Shipping to Malta

Malta’s largest institute of higher education is the University of Malta. Why not choose to study there and enjoy Malta’s mild climate all year round. Or, you could spend your gap year or third year abroad in Malta. Students can use Send My Bag to send their possessions to Malta, to allow them to set up home for the duration of their studies. Discover more about student shipping on our student page and find out how to receive your student discount.

Sending a Parcel to Malta

Sending a Parcel to Malta

It’s no problem at all to send a parcel to Malta with Send My Bag. Sending a parcel is a great idea if you left some items at home when you moved to Malta. Friends or family members can put the items you have forgotten in a box and send them on to you. Make sure the sender knows to select a sturdy box and seal it up well so everything reaches you in one piece. Learn more about sending a parcel and find out what you can send with Send My Bag and how to package your items.

It’s no problem at all to send a parcel to Malta with Send My Bag. Sending a parcel is a great idea if you left some items at home when you moved to Malta. Friends or family members can put the items you have forgotten in a box and send them on to you. Make sure the sender knows to select a sturdy box and seal it up well so everything reaches you in one piece. Learn more about sending a parcel and find out what you can send with Send My Bag and how to package your items.


Ways of Shipping to Malta

Ways of Shipping to Malta

If you are going to Malta to sunbathe on the beach or if you are moving to Malta to set up home there, or perhaps to study, there are a number of options available for getting your possessions to Malta. You can choose between several different options for international shipping to Malta, some of which may be more applicable to you than others. 


Send Golf Clubs to Malta

Send Golf Clubs to Malta

Malta is home to one golf club – the historic Royal Malta, dating back to 1888. You can try out this course using your own golf clubs by shipping them to Malta with Send My Bag. You will enjoy your round(s) of golf so much more if you are able to use your own beloved golf clubs. Shipping your golf clubs also means that you don’t have to deal with the hassle of carrying them through the airport or onto public transport. See our information on how to send golf clubs with Send My Bag, including how to best package your golf clubs.

Send your Bike to Malta

Send your Bike to Malta

Why not explore Malta’s countryside by bike? You can do this using your own bike by sending it to Malta with Send My Bag, rather than checking it into the hold of your plane and potentially having to pay outsized baggage fees. You could even try a tour of one or two of the islands by bike by sending your bike to your first hotel and having it picked up at your final hotel. Your bike needs to be taken apart and safely packaged up before being sent to Malta. Check out our information on bike shipping to learn more.

About Malta

About Malta

Malta is an archipelago in the Mediterranean with three main islands – Malta, Gozo and Comino. Malta occupies an area of 321 km2 and has a population of 412, 655 people. This Eurozone country is one of Europe’s smallest countries, once ruled by the British until its independence in 1964.

Malta is an excellent holiday destination due to its warm climate, its beaches, its historical sites and many other attractions.

The climate of Malta is typically Mediterranean with hot and sunny summers and cooler winters, but with temperatures rarely dipping below 10°C (50°F). The heat of a summer’s day is often tempered by pleasant sea breezes.

The country’s capital is Valletta, which has a population of 198,000 people. It is a very historical city with many architectural highlights. Moreover, Valletta has been chosen as the 2018 European Capital of Culture.

Attractions in Malta include Calypso Cave, which is said to be the cave that Homer wrote about in The Odyssey. There are also several museums to take in, including the Basilica Museum and the Cathedral Museum on Gozo, Casa Bernard – a late 16th-century palazzo – and the beautiful palace, Casa Rocca Piccola.

Malta and Gozo are ideal for walking expeditions, particularly around their rugged coasts. You can also enjoy sports such as windsurfing, snorkelling, jet and water skiing. For days spent lounging on the beach, the best spots include Paradise Bay and Armier, or Ramla l-Ħamra on Gozo. Other, busier, beaches include Mellieħa Bay, Għajn Tuffieħa and Golden Bay.

Please explore this page further to find out about Send My Bag’s shipping service to Malta.

Other Ways of Shipping to Malta

Other Ways of Shipping to Malta

As well as sending parcels, baggage and luggage to Malta you could look into the following alternatives for shipping items internationally, especially if you need to send large, bulky items like furniture.

Air Freight to Malta

If you need to send big items, such as an ottoman or a console table, to Malta you could choose air freight to transport them. Transit time is usually one to two days, so it’s a quick service. It can be quite pricey, though, with costs increasing as your shipment does. You will also need a customs agent to sort customs clearance, with their services needing to be paid for. Another cost to think about is getting your items to and from the airport. If you send internationally by air freight to Malta your items will likely arrive at Malta International Airport.

Sea Freight and Container Shipping to Malta

Sea freight or container shipping is another option for shipping large bulky items, like a bed or a writing desk. Sea freight shipping to Malta can take a number of weeks, so it’s a good option if you don’t need your items immediately. This option can be considerably cheaper than air freight, but you will still need to hire a customs agent and will need to arrange the transport of your items to and from the ports. This means the cost could be significantly more than expected. When using container shipping to Malta, your items will most likely arrive by ship at one of the major ports, such as the Port of Valletta or the Port of Marsaxlokk.

Shipping Goods to Malta

You should know about any duty that you need to pay and what items are permitted to be shipped when shipping goods to Malta. Make sure you research which items are restricted and which are entirely prohibited.  Take a look at the prohibited items and customs sections on this page for more information.