Sagepay – Sanctioned Countries

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Written By Ryan Rana





I always forget where I’ve filed these. When you are setting up a Magento store you have to set up the list of Allowed Countries. Do you want to ship to Tokelau, the South Sandwich Islands or Wallis and Futuna?? I don’t know, I’ve never even heard of any of those places but that doesn’t mean they should be struck off the list. Maybe there are a whole gang of bored, rich people living in the capital of the South Sandwich Islands who like nothing better than to spend vast sums on internet shopping (OK, just checked on Wikipedia – it’s got no native population…Magento, I think we can safely remove that one).

Anyway, some payment services have a list of ‘Sanctioned Countries’ – for whatever reason they are on the naughty list. I don’t know how often they change, if you are an aggrieved resident (or an aggrieved president) of any of the following countries, then get one of your secret service to drop me a sinister coded warning and I’ll take you off this list;

  • Belarus
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Eritrea
  • Federal Republic of Yugoslavia & Serbia
  • International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ivory Coast / Cote D Ivoire
  • Lebanon and Syria
  • Liberia
  • North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)
  • Republic of Guinea
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Zimbabwe
  • Cuba
  • Balkans
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

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