COVID USPS International Outbound Service Outages

As of April 3, 2020, the USPS is temporarily suspending outbound deliveries to countries that are no longer able to process or deliver shipments originating from the United States (U.S.) due to service disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This information may change. For the most recent information, please review the USPS International Service Disruptions page.

The USPS will no longer accept shipments with destinations to the following countries:

  • Cayman Islands

  • Chad

  • Ecuador

  • French Polynesia

  • Honduras

  • India

  • Kuwait

  • Libya

  • Madagascar

  • Maldives

  • Mongolia

  • New Caledonia

  • Panama

  • Peru

  • Samoa

  • Saudi Arabia

  • South Africa

  • Bolivia

  • Sri Lanka

  • Zimbabwe

These disruptions affect the following services:

  • Priority Mail Express International® (PMEI)

  • Priority Mail International® (PMI)

  • First-Class Mail International® (FCMI)

  • First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®)

  • International Priority Airmail® (IPA®)

  • International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®)

  • M-Bag®

For already deposited items, other than GXG, Postal Service employees will endorse them “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender” and then place them in the mail stream for return. 

For any returned item bearing a customs form, the Postal Service will, upon request, refund postage and fees on mail returned due to the suspension of service.

For all other returned items not bearing a customs declarations form, the Postal Service will, upon request, refund postage and fees on mail returned due to the suspension of service, or the sender may re-mail them with the existing postage once service has been restored. When re-mailing under this option, customers must cross out the markings “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender.” 

Military and Diplomatic Mail

Unless otherwise noted, service suspensions to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail.