Monday, 13 February 2017

What do I Need to Check Before Sending a Parcel to Italy?

Sending a parcel to Italy with Transglobal Express is simple, however before booking your parcel delivery to Italy, we would always advise to check important information about sending a parcel there.

Dangerous, Hazardous & Prohibited Items

 Before sending anything abroad, you will need to check what items are classed as Dangerous, Hazardous & Prohibited items. If you do send something that falls in to these categories, you could end up with a fine of £100. You can find a list of these items here. We also recommend checking the policy of your chosen carrier as further restrictions may apply. You can find details on our carrier’s own restrictions specific to Italy on this page.

Customs Advice

 As the UK and Italy are still part of the EU, customs clearance is not needed. However, security checks will still be carried out. It is important that all documents required for your parcel delivery to Italy are completed accurately to avoid any problems or delays. Once you have completed your booking, we will generate your documents for you ready to print off and complete.
It is also worth knowing that VAT is payable on all carriage charges for EU shipments.

Transit Times to Italy

 It could be possible that your parcel to Italy needs to be delivered by a certain date. Transit times from the UK to Italy are generally one day with an express service, and at least three days with cheaper economy services. Some regions of Italy are regarded as “remote” which may require additional transit time.
If you would like to get a more accurate idea of a transit time for your parcel, please use one of our transit time calculators using your postcodes. It is worth noting that whilst enjoying a very high success rate, we can never guarantee transit times due to issues such as local bank holidays, adverse weather conditions and potential customs delays.

If you would like any more information or have any questions about sending a parcel to Italy, please feel free to contact us via e-mail, phone, or live chat.

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