Prohibited articles list
The limits of weight/size for the Letter Mail
- PostCard: maximum weight 20g. maximum size - 240X340mm; maximum thickness – 5mm.
- Letter: maxsimum weight 250g. maximum size - 240X340mm; maximum thickness: 5mm.
- Small package: maxsimum weight 2kg. maximum size - 240X340mm; maximum thickness: 50mm.
- M Bag: maxsimum weight 30kg. maximum height - 80cm; maximum circumference -120cm.
Requered quantity of Customs declarations (CN23): 3
If it’s possible to send insured* Letter Post: No
Maximum insurance coverage: 0
*Insured Letter mail –Type of Registered letter, Small package which is insured at cost declared by the sender.
Insured value should not be more than the actual cost of the package content and should not exceed 10 000 GEL.
The limits of weight/size for the Parcel: Parcel shall be admitted up to a maximum weight of 30 kilograms.
In addition, Parcel shall not normally exceed 1.05 meters for any one dimension or three meters
for the sum of the length and the greatest circumference measured in a direction other than length.
If it’s possible to send insured* Parcel: No
Maximum insurance coverage: 0
Requered quantity of Customs declarations: 3
*Insured Parcel–Type of Registered Parcel, which is insured at cost declared by the sender. Insured value should not be more than the actual cost of the package content and should not exceed 10 000 GEL.
The limits of weight/size for the dispatched EMS: EMS items shall be admitted up to a maximum weight of 30 kilograms.
In addition, EMS items shall not normally exceed 1.05 meters for any one dimension or three meters for the sum of the length
and the greatest circumference measured in a direction other than length.
Coverage territories: Entire territory
EMS delivery week days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Requered quantity of Customs declarations: 2
Quantity of attempts made for the purpose of EMS item delivery: 2 attempts
An undeliverable EMS item is held back for a period of days: 7 days
EMS item delivery to P.O. Box: No
Conditions of admission of articles imported and exported or in transit
a Articles which, by their nature or their packing, may represent a danger to officials or dirty or damage correspondence.
b Articles liable to customs duty unless sent as small packets or printed papers. The same applies to insured letters and boxes and samples of goods containing articles liable to customs duty,except when the country of destination admits such items.
c Samples sent in bulk so as to avoid collection of exit duties.
d Opium, morphine, cocaine and other narcotics, unless the dispatch is made for medical or scientific purposes in the form of an insured box for countries admitting them on that condition.
e Articles prohibited from admission to or circulation in Rwanda.
f Articles prohibited from admission to or circulation in other countries.
g Live animals, except bees, leeches, silkworms, parasites and destroyers of harmful insects intended for the control of such insects and exchanged between officially recognized institutions.
h Explosive, combustible or hazardous materials. However, the following are not regarded as hazardous: biological materi- als such as perishable biological materials consisting of live pathogenicmicro-organisms or live pathogenic viruses as well as perishable biological materials which do not contain live pathogenic micro-organisms or live pathogenic viruses.
i Obscene or immoral articles or articles bearing on the outside defamatory inscriptions or inscriptions contrary to public order or morals.
j Any articles, on which the address side has been divided in whole or in part into several boxes intended for successive addresses.
k Articles which relate in any way to so-called "snowball" operations.
l Articles of correspondence, except those of a scientific nature, mainly concerning magic.
It is also prohibited to:
a insert letters, even if open, or notes that may serve as current and personal correspondence into parcels, business papers, printed papers, impressions for the use of the blind,samples of goods, small packets, so-called "phonopost" items, insured boxes sent at reduced rates by the Post and postal parcels;
b affix to postal items sent at reduced rates or to their envelopes, wrappers or packaging, indications, writing or marks in the nature of current and personal correspondence or able to serve assuch;
c insert into items other than insured or registered letters securities payable to bearer of an amount exceeding 50 Rwandese francs (RWF) or coins; the latter are, however, excluded from insuredletters;
d insert into letters, even registered letters, or into other items entrusted to the Post, other than insured boxes and parcels, articles made of gold or silver, jewels or other precious materials;
e insert into letters, correspondence, notes or documents addressed to persons other than the addressee or persons living with the addressee;
f send items in a completely transparent envelope or in an envelope with an open panel or in an envelope with a transpar- ent panel which gives off reflections in artificial light as well as itemsin envelopes with a transparent panel under which the address is written in pencil or indelible pencil;
g send lottery tickets, prepayment forms and postage stamps, whether cancelled or not, in reduced-rate items; however, cancelled postage stamps included in business papers are admitted assuch.