If you would like to send money inside a package to your family or friends abroad, you might want to think twice about it. Although a nice box with a card and some cash in it would be a great surprise for the recipient, we must advise you to not send money in packages. Here’s why.
Sending money inside a package is prohibited
Logistic companies have very clear rules on what they can and cannot ship. Usually, you can find the list of prohibited, restricted and not recommended items on their websites (we’ve explained the difference between this items in our blog post Forbidden and not recommended items – the difference).
Money (legal tender – bank notes, currency notes, coins) and traveler’s cheques are considered as prohibited for carriage. Therefore, besides items like lottery tickets, gems, precious metals, and stones, you also are not allowed to send money inside a package. In case a courier company receives a package with a forbidden item, the shipment is either refused, confiscated or destroyed.
How can you send money abroad?
If you would like to send money to a family member or a friend which has no bank account or has no access to it, you have some other options.
In some countries, you can send money nationally by mail. We recommend you to check at your local post office if this postal service is available in your country.
Send money with a money transfer service
A money transfer service is probably the safest and fastest way to send money all over the world. Services such as Western Union or MoneyGram, to name just two of them, offer the possibility to send money within minutes.
Sending items with Eurosender
If you are planning on sending items with Eurosender, you can always check our Terms and conditions (section 10.4) and see which items are prohibited from sending through our platform and in case you are not sure if your items can be shipped, you can always contact our customer support team, which will be more than happy to help you with all the information you need.
Last modified: October 1, 2018