Postage to Greece

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International Tracked & Signed

Added peace of mind for sending important or valuable items
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days1
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 5-7 working days
  • Fully tracked to delivery point
  • Signature on delivery
  • Online delivery confirmation
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Compensation cover up to £50

Options

  • Additional compensation cover up to £250

 

1 Delivery aim to Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Luxembourg is 3-4 working days

International Tracked & Signed cannot be sent to PO Boxes or Pack Stations, because a signature cannot be captured. This restriction does not apply when items are sent to Africa or the Middle East

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Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 6.85
Online from £ 6.85

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 8.75
Online from £ 8.55

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 10.50
Online from £ 10.20

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 10.50
Online from £ 10.20

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International Tracked

Tracked to delivery point for peace of mind
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days1
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 5-7 working days
  • Fully tracked to delivery point
  • Online delivery confirmation
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Compensation cover up to £50

Options

  • Additional compensation cover up to £250

 

1 Delivery aim to Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Luxembourg is 3-4 working days

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Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 6.75
Online from £ 6.75

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 8.65
Online from £ 8.45

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 10.10
Online from £ 9.80

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 10.10
Online from £ 9.80

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International Standard

An affordable service for everyday international mail
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 6-7 working days
  • Compensation cover up to £20 included
  • Free returns for undelivered items
Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 1.70
Online from £ 1.70

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 3.25
Online from £ 3.05

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 5.80
Online from £ 5.50

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 5.80
Online from £ 5.50

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International Economy

For heavier parcels that don't need to arrive in a hurry
Max 2kg

Features

  • Compensation cover up to £20 included
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Buy online and print the label at home, or go to a Post Office®

Delivery aims

  • Western Europe in up to 2 weeks
  • Eastern Europe in up to 5 weeks
  • North America in up to 6 weeks
  • South America, Africa and Asia in up to 8 weeks
  • Australia in up to 12 weeks
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Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 3.00
Online from £ 3.00

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 4.85
Online from £ 4.85

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 4.85
Online from £ 4.85

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Customs and Brexit

On 24 December 2020, the UK and the EU reached an agreement on how to trade (the Trade and Cooperation Agreement). It entered into force on 1 January 2021. As a result of the agreement, the UK is no longer part of the EU’s single market and customs union and new rules apply. 

From 1 January, the UK has extended the rules which applied to non-EU postal items before. Similarly, the EU now treats postal items from the UK as it did non-EU items before. This means there may be changes to how you send and receive items from abroad.

For more information on how sending and receiving items to the EU may be impacted from 1 January, please click here

You are responsible for checking postal restrictions and prohibitions for your destination.

There are rules about what Royal Mail will carry and each country has their own restrictions which may differ, so it’s important to check both.

Check the status of deliveries around the world on our International Incident Bulletin

Can I send it to Greece?

There are some restrictions on what you can post to Greece. Check our handy guide:

Don’t send 

  • Liquids over 1l 

  • Alcohol over 24% ABV (rum, whisky, vodka) 

(These are prohibited by Royal Mail

 

Check restrictions on 

  • Vegetable products 

  • Meat 

  • Dairy 

(Read the full Greece prohibitions and restrictions below) 

TIP: Send food items in their original manufacturer’s packaging if possible. 

Don’t send 

  • Liquids over 1l 

  • Aerosols 

  • Perfumes or aftershaves 

  • Nail varnish, polish or gel 

(These are all prohibited by Royal Mail

Medicines must be clearly marked with the name and dose of active substances, as well as the manufacturer's name and address.

(Read the full Greece prohibitions and restrictions below)

Don’t send 

  • Coins 

  • Banknotes 

 (Read the full Greece prohibitions and restrictions below)

Here is an indication of prohibited items for mailing to Greece. For further information, or further clarification please refer to the Greek Post Office website

Please refer also to the Universal Postal Union - UPU - prohibitions and restrictions full list.

You must not send any item addressed to a country in which the item is unlawful or prohibited. When an item is restricted you must comply with the restriction. Prohibitions and restrictions vary from country to country, and can sometimes apply to items which you may think are ordinary.

The information below is provided in good faith, but Royal Mail is not responsible for it, and it should be viewed as a guide only. Specific restrictions and changes may be enforced at short notice, so for clarification please contact the destination country's trade, postal, and customs authorities as appropriate. Business customers are strongly recommended to do this.

Please remember that Royal Mail also prohibits and restricts certain categories of items. For more information visit royalmail.com/prohibitedgoods

Prohibited items

Prohibited products are not permitted in the mail under any circumstances.

  • Live animals
  • All live animals, except bees, leeches, silkworms.
  • Meat and edible meat offal
  • All meats. All offal.
  • Vegetable products
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
  • Fresh plants and parts of plants, roots, cuttings, vine shoots, grapes by virtue of the law on phylloxera.
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • Fresh plants and parts of plants, roots, cuttings, vine shoots, grapes by virtue of the law on phylloxera.
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • Hashish.
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts
  • Hashish.
  • Mineral products
  • Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials; lime and cement
  • Salt.
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • Petroleum oil, heavy oils, residues of petroleum oil and other mineral oils.
  • Products of the chemical or allied industries
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • Radioactive materials
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Unnamed medicines that are not clearly marked with the name and dose of active substances, as well as the manufacturer's name and address.
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations

The transport of live metal caps and cartridges for portable firearms, non-explosive parts of artillery fuses.

  • Matches
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard; paper and paperboard and articles thereof
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans
  • Seditious articles, newspapers, periodicals, books and printed matter of all kinds, circulation of which is prohibited in Greece.
  • Banknotes
  • Coins 
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
  • Weapons of all kinds. Firearms, pistols or revolvers, daggers, swords and any other objects containing swords, daggers, thrusting weapons or rifles – the transport of live metal caps and cartridges for portable firearms, non-explosive parts of artillery fuses.
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
  • Playing cards, fireworks

Restricted items

  • Live animals; animal products
  • Live animals
  • Bees, leeches, silkworms. Parasites and live destroyers of insects for pest control.
  • Meat and edible meat offal

Fresh meat, pork, sausages, dried sausages, untreated skins, wools, horns, hooves, bones and other parts, scraps or waste of cattle or sheep, as well as unprocessed horsehair from foreign ports, can be imported if these articles are accompanied by a certificate of origin issued by the competent authorities and stating that the place of origin of these items is not contaminated with threadworm.

  • Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included

Tins of condensed milk, can be imported if they bear a label indicating the instructions for use in Greek.

  • Vegetable products
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage

Plants and plant products. These must be accompanied by a certificate issued by the municipality or other competent authority at the place of origin, listing the species and their weight and stating that these products originate from a country where there is no phylloxera. This certificate must be countersigned by the Greek Consulate of the country in which the goods were bought or by the Greek Consulate in the port of exportation

  • Cereals
  • All cereals
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • Hashish.
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts
  • Narcotics

Consignments of opium, morphine, cocaine and other narcotics sent for medical or scientific purposes as postal parcels, provided that these items are accompanied by a special permit from the Greek Finance Ministry.

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes

Leaf tobacco for cigar manufacture. Under Customs law, this product may not be imported except by businesses in the tobacco industry, subject to a special permit issued by the Ministry of Finance and provided that the necessary formalities are complied with.

  • Products of the chemical or allied industries

The following articles on which the Greek State has a monopoly: salt, playing cards, matches, fireworks, petroleum, saccharine, cigarette paper as well as thin paper which could be used for making cigarettes. The importation of cigarette paper is permitted only to tobacco manufacturers, under permit from the Greek Finance Ministry.

  • Organic chemicals

Consignments of opium, morphine, cocaine and other narcotics

  • Pharmaceutical products

Certain pharmaceutical specialities can be imported to Greece by special permit.

  • Plastics and articles thereof

The import of raw celluloid, cinematographic films and celluloid articles is permitted provided they are packaged in strong, well-sealed wooden or metal boxes. Such items must be labelled "Celluloid"

  • Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles

Television receivers are subject to a special permit issued by the appropriate Ministries.

  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof

The import by post of sporting guns intended for trade is permitted provided that the importer of such guns requests and authorisation issued either by the Minister of Public Security or by the gendarmerie or police duly authorized by the Minister of Public Security.
 

Remember to use the correct address format 

Put the five-digit postcode on the same line and before the city/locality name, with a space between the third and fourth digits.

Please write 'GREECE' in capital letters on the last line of the address.

Example: 

Mrs Anthea DEMETRIOU 
Alkamenou 78 
157 840 ATHENS 
GREECE 

Please write the addressee's mobile telephone number on your parcel, in case we need to contact them about their delivery. 

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