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How do I send a parcel to Israel? The necessary documents
Send a parcel from Switzerland to Israel in just a few clicks at the best price on our website. Choose the carrier (FedEx, UPS, Aramex or TNT) and book its service directly online. The courier will then pick up your document or parcel at your home. Your shipment must be accompanied by a pro forma invoice (automatically generated by Expedismart.ch). It will tell Israeli customs the contents of your package. For valuable goods you can take out parcel insurance. If the goods are sold in Israel, a commercial invoice must be provided, which you can draw up yourself or which is filled in automatically when you book your shipment via Expedismart.ch.
How do you prepare your pro forma or commercial invoice for a shipment to Israel?
The pro forma invoice must be written in English or Hebrew.
How do I send a parcel to Israel? Customs fees
The pro forma invoice is automatically generated by Expedismart.ch and indicates the contents of your package to Israeli customs. For a shipment of a parcel to Israel, you must attach the pro forma invoice, whether for import or export. Most products can be freely imported into Israel. However, there are exceptions for certain agricultural products which must comply with rules and respect for kosher rites for part of the food. Do not hesitate to look for more information on the Israeli customs website. Customs duties are imposed on certain imported products. This depends on their classification according to the harmonised customs tariff and the country of origin. Imports with a CIF (Cost, Insurance, Freight) value of less than CHF 900 (3000 Shekel) and a weight of less than 30 kg are exempt from customs duties. However, VAT and shipping costs apply.
How do I send a parcel to Israel? Prohibited goods
Make sure that you do not send prohibited goods. The list of prohibited goods varies depending on the carrier (FedEx, UPS, TNT, DHL or Aramex) and the country.
What is prohibited to import and export from Israel?
- Counterfeit or imitation currency
- Any drug, narcotic or device used to produce them.
- Plants, shrubs, plants, seeds or bags used to package them
- Forbidden games
- All used equipment used for beekeeping
- Any material of a pornographic nature
- Any publication inciting violence, racial hatred or advocating terrorism
- Tear gas
- Hazardous chemicals
*This list is subject to change and may be modified by the country of destination or the carrier.
How do I send a parcel to Israel? Delicate goods
Packing your parcel well means making sure that your goods will arrive safely. For this reason, it is important to pack the goods correctly when sending a parcel from Switzerland to Israel. If you are sending fragile or sensitive items, use sufficient cushioning material such as newspapers, bubble wrap or foam sheets.
How do I send a parcel to Israel? Delivery times for sending parcels to Israel
On Expedismart.ch you benefit from a fast and simple door-to-door shipping service. However, depending on the shipment, customs clearance may take longer. The last packages of our customers have been shipped from Switzerland to the following cities: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa or Beer-Sheva.
How do I send a parcel to Israel? On public holidays
As in most countries where the number of holiday days allocated by companies is low, there are many public holidays in Israel. Therefore, when sending an express parcel to this country, make sure that the delivery does not take place during one of these holidays.
- 26 February: Purim
- 23 March: Yom HaAliyah
- 28 March: Passover I (Jewish Easter)
- 3 April: Pesac'h VII (This date marks the last day of Easter)
- 15 April: Yom Ha-Atzmaut. This date is the bank holiday of Israel.
- 10 May: Jerusalem Day
- 17 May: Shavuot
- 7 and 8 September: Rosh Hashana 1 and 2. (This day is the Jewish New Year)
- 16 September: Yom Kippur
- 21 September: Sukkot I
- 27 September: Shemini Atzeret
- 28 September: Simchat Torah
- 28 November to Monday 6 December: Hanukkah (Jewish Christmas)
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How do I send a parcel to Israel? Track my shipment
If you have already made a shipment to Israel, use the tracking of your shipment to Israel on Expedismart.ch.
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