Items NOT Allowed in Balikbayan Boxes

The following items are not allowed in Balikbayan Boxes: (Updated July 15, 2017 based on the guidelines release by

  • Prohibited / Illegal Drugs and other substances
  • Firearms, Ammunitions, Explosives
  • Jewelries
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Motorbikes
  • Stolen goods
  • Flammable items
  • Very Fragile Items
  • Pornographic materials, gambling cards and toy guns
  • Currencies, Checks, Money Orders and Travel Checks
  • Pirated products, i.e. dvd, cd, tapes, etc
  • Items of Commercial Quantity
  • Plant seeds and plant materials and
  • Any food stuff that are not in cans, sealed packages or in bottles


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