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It is very important that you do not send prohibited items in the post or by courier.

Items are prohibited because they pose a risk to the safety of our employees, customers and other people and equipment associated with the postal and courier systems.

Cayman Islands Postal Service (CIPS) will not accept any liability or provide compensation for prohibited items (or any postal or courier item that contains a prohibited item) that are:

  • Damaged
  • Lost
  • Confiscated/disposed of
  • Delayed in delivery.

If you send a prohibited item you will be liable for any damage or costs caused by that item.

As prohibited items can be dangerous, postal and courier items suspected of containing prohibited items may be opened by CIPS or other authorised parties. If any prohibited item is found in a postal or courier item, it will not be delivered and we will not refund postage costs. CIPS is not obliged to return the item to you, but may, at our discretion (and at your cost):

  • Make the item safe
  • Return the item to you by a licensed dangerous goods carrier or security firm
  • Destroy the item
  • Dispose of the item
  • Deliver the item to the appropriate authorities.

There are also penalties for sending prohibited items under the Postal Regulations and other legislation.