Prohibited & Restricted Items

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Drugs / Contraband

"Ship Your Cart" has a strict zero tolerance policy for illegal drugs. These products are prohibited and will be handed over to the authorities:

  • Controlled or illicit substances
  • Cocaine
  • Ecgonine
  • Hashish
  • Opium
  • Storax
  • Cannabis sativa
  • Chemicals
  • Marijuana
  • Shisha
  • Narcotics

Alcohol / Tobacco

  • Alcohol for human consumption is not allowed. Entry into the Oman is prohibited for alcohol, liquor, and any food products that include it or its flavoring. Due to rules regarding the transit of dangerous goods and hazardous materials, some alcohol products may also be limited.
  • Imports of tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars, and tobacco, are prohibited entering Oman. Please be aware that some e-cigarette devices, pods, liquids, and related products can be classified as tobacco products and forbidden from entering Oman.
  • Please note that alcohol contained in perfumes, nail polish removers and floor cleaners, for example, may face some restrictions, but may not be prohibited.

Currency, gems, precious metals & stones

  • Currency
  • Gift vouchers
  • Forged and duplicate currency
  • Cashiers or travelers' cheques
  • Money orders
  • Negotiable instruments in bearer form
  • Bullion
  • Crocidolite
  • Actinolite
  • Anthophyllite
  • Amosite
  • Tremolite
  • Asbestos
  • Rough diamonds
  • Loose diamonds or gems
  • Fossils, jewelry, stones or stoneware, marble or any stone derivative
  • Mother of Pearl items commonly found on watches, guitars, and jewelry items
  • Gold, diamond, silver & precious stones
  • Antiques
  • Jewelry

Medicines, dietary supplements & cosmetics

  • Prescription (“RX”) medications of any kind; this includes
  • Human Growth Hormones (HGH), prohormones, and stem cell-derived medications (even if not RX).
  • SHIP YOUR CART also does not import over-the-counter (OTC) medications.
  • In addition, any OTC medications or dietary supplements must adhere to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) labeling guidelines. 
  • Products may also be denied for import if found to be harmful to consumers or have consumer health warnings from governments.


  • Long-range/military walkie talkie
    Alarm devices (gas or battery powered)
  • Mobile phones (unless battery separately wrapped)
  • Smoking electronic devices
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Electronic water pipe “shisha”
  • Military grade electronics of any kind
  • High-powered/commercial grade networking devices
  • Satellite phones
  • Laser (as laser hair removals or laser pens)
  • Spy cameras/recorders, surreptitious listening devices
  • Smartphones
  • Machines for the reception, conversion

Firearms, weaponry & military / tactical equipment

All of the following firearms, weaponry, and military/tactical items are prohibited and will not be imported by SHIP YOUR CART:

Weapon accessories, including:
  • Magazines/ammunition clips
  • Butt-stocks,
  • Forends
  • Gun barrels
  • Firing pins
  • Hammers
  • Trigger housings
  • Upper or lower receivers
  • Pistol grips
  • Ammo extenders
  • Weapon lasers
  • Holographic weapon sights
  • Red dot sights
  • Reticle sights
  • Rifle scopes
  • Thermal imaging/night vision scopes
  • Firearms
  • Guns (whether real or replica)
  • Ammunition
  • Bullets
  • Rubber bullets
  • Cartridges
  • Gun powder, including jewelry made of or containing bullets/casings
  • Tactical/military helmets
  • Body armor/Kevlar (both soft and hard)
  • Gas masks and gas mask filters
  • Mace
  • Pepper spray
  • Bayonets
  • Brass knuckles or similar articles
  • Stun guns
  • Stun batons
  • Electroshock weapons Batons
  • Saps
  • Billy clubs
  • Metal handcuffs
  • Plastic zip-tie restraints
  • Police or military uniforms
  • Cane swords, gravity knives, butterfly knives, automatic knives and hunting knives
  • Striking weapons
  • Military/tactical/police shields
  • Military training equipment

Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

Lithium batteries (ion & metal)

  • Batteries spare/or loose, including lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, for portable electronic devices, cannot be shipped. Articles that have the primary purpose as a power source, e.g. power banks are considered spare batteries.
  • Loose batteries included within product packages will be removed and discarded.
  • Items that include in-built batteries such as phones, tablets, laptops, personal electronic devices may be shipped (provided they are brand new/unused); however e-hover boards and e-scooters etc. are prohibited.

Materials / items of sensitive nature

Oman prohibits the import of these items and as such SHIP YOUR CART will not export these kinds of items.

  • Adult videos/movies
  • Pornography and/or obscene material, any unsolicited indecent item or representation of any kind
  • Adult magazines/books
  • Sex toys
  • Other adult-themed products
  • Human and animal remains
  • Ashes

Flammable liquids/hazardous materials / dangerous goods for transportation

  • Many products may be restricted or prohibited as hazardous materials for transportation (dangerous goods). SHIP YOUR CART has trained dangerous goods specialists who can classify, package, label, and help you import certain products that are classified as dangerous goods. in order to confirm whether a product is considered a dangerous good and whether SHIP YOUR CART is able to import the product on your behalf, we recommend you provide us with a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) (formally known as a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
  • Your Merchant should be able to provide you with this document. The following list is not exhaustive, and products may differ in classification depending on ingredients contained within the product. SHIP YOUR CART will not be able to import and may not be able to return the product domestically.
  • Flammable liquids and flammable solids (e.g. Cologne, perfume)
  • Fireworks (e.g. Skyrockets, sparklers, crackers)
  • Flint lighters
  • Glues and adhesives (e.g. Flammable, quick drying)
  • Hairspray (aerosol)
  • Kerosene
  • Insecticides
  • Igniters
  • Hair coloring/bleaches
  • Gas cylinders (e.g. Camping gas cylinders – full or empty)
  • Gas (e.g. Propane, butane, hydrogen, helium)
  • Flares
  • Fire lighters
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Essential oils (e.g. Eucalyptus, tea tree)
  • Explosives
  • Dyes
  • Disinfectants
  • Deodorant (aerosols)
  • Corrosives (e.g. nail polish)
  • Chlorine
  • Chlorates
  • Charcoal
  • Cap gun caps, model rocket engines
  • Ammunition/cartridges, gun powder, fireworks, flares, firearms
  • Poisons & toxic substances
  • Tear gas
  • Laboratory chemicals, including corrosives, acids, lye, or other strong bases, etc.
  • Certain oxidising agents
  • Chemical oxygen generators
  • Nitrates
  • Party poppers
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Peroxides
  • Potassium permanganate
  • Lighters with fuel and matches
  • All non-flammable compressed gases including carbon dioxide, neon, helium, nitrogen etc.
  • All toxic compressed gases including chlorine, fluorine etc.
  • Gasoline
  • Petrol
  • Plastic solvent
  • Varnish (e.g. Removers, thinners)
  • Zinc powder
  • Weed killer
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Thermometers (mercury)
  • Toxic (poisonous) and infectious substances.
  • Matches
  • Toner (e.g. Photocopier)
  • Sparklers
  • Mercury
  • Motor fuels
  • Shock absorbers
  • Sodium
  • Radiation polluted substances
  • Nitrites
  • Signals, distress
  • Airbags, airbag inflators, seat belt pretensioners
  • Fertilisers
  • Radioactive materials
  • Paint, varnish, stains, paint thinners
  • Acetone, nail polish, nail polish remover
  • Window/counter cleaners
  • Drain/oven cleaners
  • Antifreeze
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitisers
  • Water/aquarium test kits
  • Large or strong magnets except within speakers
  • Lead acid batteries and alkaline batteries
  • Carbon or activated carbon
  • Agricultural chemicals, including pesticides and fungicides

Gambling materials & items

SHIP YOUR CART will not export any of the following:

  • Lottery tickets
  • Slot machines or other gambling devices, including parts and accessories except playing cards

SHIP YOUR CART will not import live or dead animals or insects

  • Animal antlers, bones, claws, hair, fur, skin, horn, ivory, and teeth
  • Snake, ostrich, alligator, crocodile, lizard, stingray, and other reptile/amphibian skins
  • Fish skin, shark teeth, shark cartilage supplements, and sturgeon/beluga caviar (fish eggs/roe)
  • Bird feathers and insects
  • Coral, shells, starfish, sand dollars, and other marine life
  • Mother-of-pearl items commonly found on watches, guitars, and jewelry items
  • Triple-layered fishing nets
  • Taxidermy
  • Plants
  • Seeds
  • Soil
  • Jewelry
  • Ivory; ivory powder and waste

Perishable items, including foodstuffs


  • Pork products and pork flavoring
  • White wine vinegar
  • Wet food/meat products (without Halal certificate)
  • Meals ready-to-eat/MRES
  • Dry ice
  • Frozen food
  • Perishable food
  • Lab reagents
  • Biological substances or agents
  • Live bait
  • Hemp seeds/oils
  • Poppy seeds


  • Food items containing animal gelatine
  • Food items containing natural chicken/meat dried/flavoring (artificial flavoring permitted except pork and alcohol)
  • Wet food/meat products (with Halal certificate)
  • Honey
  • Book