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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

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Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Italy, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Italy is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Italy, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.


We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

Example prices for Italy Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg Euro Express 1-4 business days *
£ 69.70
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1kg Euro Saver 3-6 business days *
£ 55.30

Choice is at the very heart of what we do at RapidParcel.com. After all, we're a courier comparison website, so if you're booking a package delivery to Venice you'll be able to make a choice from a list of carefully selected, tried and tested courier companies. The choice doesn't end there, however. At RapidParcel.com we present you with options every step of the way, allowing you to tailor almost every feature of your Venice package delivery so that it precisely meets your needs, circumstances and budget.

Venice is one of the world's most famous cities and tourist attractions. Built on 117 islands in the Venetian lagoon, it is a truly unique city, famed for both its architectural splendour and cultural heritage. As a result of this, the main driver for Venice's economy is tourism, with an average of over 50,000 tourists a day. Visitors are attracted by the famous waterways and such sights as the Grand Canal, St Mark's Basilica and the Piazza San Marco, and by a rich artistic history which includes being home to the likes of Titian, Tintoretto, Monteverdi, Vivaldi and Canaletto.

No matter why you need to organise a package delivery to Venice, the choices start to open up the instant you make the decision to book shipping to Venice. The first choice on offer is how to access our website. We've moved much of our service online, which makes things quicker and simpler, and you can choose whether to go online and book you parcel delivery to Venice via a computer or, if you're on the move, by utilising our mobile-optimised website (Mobisite) on your mobile phone, which offers the same range of features but in the palm of your hand wherever you may be. It could be that this Venice parcel delivery is the first of its kind that you've booked and, although our booking system is designed for ease of use, you'll feel more comfortable attending one of our convenient parcel booking and drop-off points around the UK, where trained staff will talk you through the options available for your Venice shipping.

Once you've started the booking, the choices keep coming - you choose the courier and deal best suited to your Venice package delivery and decide whether to opt for standard, next-day delivery, or save some money by booking our Economy Delivery service. Should the need arise, you can choose to take advantage of our online shop and purchase the likes of padding, sturdy boxes, etc. to make sure your Venice parcel delivery is extra safe.

It's not just Venice shipping that comes with these options, of course. A parcel delivery to Bari or package delivery to Catania will come complete with the same range of options and choices, including how you decide to pay for our service.

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