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Last Updated: 02/2021

GlobalPost is 100% committed to helping our customers navigate changes to international shipping during this challenging and difficult time. We continue to carefully monitor the COVID-19 situation and are taking all appropriate measures to protect the health and safety of our employees.

Below are service alerts from international carriers. All updates are accurate as of the date provided.

Recent COVID-19 Service Updates: February 2021

French Polynesia – Full Service Suspension as of February 26, 2021. 

Partial, Full Service Suspension, or Delays

Due to the pandemic, we know shipping has been impacted for a lot of countries. Below we’ve compiled a full list of countries experiencing service issues, such as partial or full service suspension, or delivery delays, to make it easier for you to track.

Partial Service Suspension
Full Service Suspension

Delayed Services

Afghanistan | Delays due to foreign post office transit delays – Updated 1/15/2021
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. (+10 days)
Albania | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/15/2021
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Algeria | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/15/2021
Effective July 2, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Andora | Delays due to foreign post office transit delays – Updated 1/15/2020

Delays due to foreign post office transit delays

Angola | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Anguilla | Delays due to foreign post office transit delays – Updated 1/15/2021
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. (+10 days)
Antigua and Barbuda | Delays due to foreign post office transit delays – Updated 1/15/2021
Effective May 22, 2020, the Postal Service™ resumed acceptance of mail
Argentina | Delays due to foreign post office transit delays – Updated 1/15/2021
Effective July 24, 2020, the Postal Service™ resumed acceptance of mail
Armenia | Delays due to suspension of flights – Updated 1/15/2021

Armenia’s post advises customers to expect serious delays in processing of inbound and outbound mail until further notice due to suspension of flights resulting from the outbreak and spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Impacts on operations will affect quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail. Therefore a situation of force majeure is declared and for safety reasons, delivery may be conducted via methods that restrict direct contact. For mail items requiring signature on delivery, the addressee’s signature may be replaced by the postal employee’s signature, together with the delivery code, in the signature field.(+10 days)

Aruba | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/15/2021
Effective May 22, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail.
Australia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/15/2021
Australia Post advises of additional screening measures on inbound mail for new biosecurity risks. Products now banned from the mail into Australia include rice, grains, seeds, nuts and other products, with some exclusions. Refer to the post’s official website for more details and a full list of banned products. Should customers send restricted products to Australia via the mail, the post advises that items will be stopped and may be destroyed. Additionally, Australia Post will not provide compensation for items that get destroyed because they contain banned products. In case of non-compliance, there may be delays for inbound processing of mail to Australia due to increased inspection and scrutiny. Expected delays: PHL: 16+ days ORD: 18+ days LAX: 13 + days
Austria | Delays due to suspension of flights – Updated 1/15/2021

Suspended flights from UK and delayed transits via road. Expect Delays. PHL: 10+ days ORD: 11+ days LAX: 12+ days

Azerbaijan | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/15/2021
Effective October 16, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail.
Bahamas | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/15/2021
Effective September 18, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail.
Bahrain | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/15/2021
Effective July 17, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail.
Bangladesh | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/15/2021
Effective July 10, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect delays of 10+ days
Barbados | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/19/2021

Barbados Postal Service, the designated operator of Barbados, advising that the Government of Barbados has extended the national pause until February 28, 2021. As a result, some flights have been reduced or cancelled. This reduced transportation capacity may lead to delays in both inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items). Therefore, service delivery standards cannot be guaranteed, and the situation of force majeure previously declared remains in place.

Belarus | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020

Belarus’ post advises it is currently unable to send mail to a number of countries due to suspension of flights and various measures taken by other nations. Additionally, it can no longer guarantee service delivery standards with designated operators and any interested parties. Customers should expect major impacts on quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail. As far as possible, international and domestic operations will be continued on a regular basis. Expect delays of 10+ days.

Belgium | Customers should expect delays – Updated 12/18/2020

Bpost has advised that due to a second wave of COVID-19, the Belgian government has announced a new lockdown to run until 13 December 2020 at the earliest. BPost will continue to process and deliver items in compliance with the lockdown measures, which are likely to result in processing and delivery delays for all mail types throughout the country. Items requiring a signature on delivery will, until further notice, be delivered with the delivery person signing on behalf of the customer while in their presence . Expected delays: PHL: 12+ days, ORD: 12+ days, LAX: 18+ days.

Belize | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective May 22, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect delays of 10+ days.
Benin | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 17, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect delays of 10+ days.
Bermuda | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective August 21, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect delays of 10+ days.
Bhutan | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective September 18, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail.
Bolivia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective September 25, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail.
Bonaire | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect 10+ days delays due to foreign post office transit delays.
Bosnia - Herzegovina | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective May 15, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect delays of 11+ days.
Botswana | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021

Effective January 29, 2021, the Postal Service will suspend international mail acceptance to destinations where transportation is unavailable due to widespread cancellations and restrictions into the area.

Brazil | Customers should expect delays – Updated 12/18/2020

Correios has advised that force majeure will be closed effective December 31, 2020. Although postal operations will be back to normal on January 1, 2021, all letter-post, parcel-post and Express Mail Service (EMS) items normally requiring signature upon delivery will continue to be handed over without signature. s.

British Indian Ocean Territory | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect 10+ days delays due to foreign post office transit delays.
British Virgin Islands | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective June 26, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Brunei | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2020
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Bulgaria | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/15/2021

Suspended flights from UK until January 31st. Expect delays.. Expect 10+ days delay.

Burkina Faso | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 17, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail destined to the following country. Expect 10+ days delay.
Burundi | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 17, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail destined to the following country. Expect 10+ days delay.
Cambodia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective October 30, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail
Cameroon | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective November 13, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail
Canary Islands | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Canada | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/19/2021

Canada Post has reported that resumption of normal operations at CPC Toronto following earlier COVID infections in the plant.
There are still some delays, but much reduced, with only Montreal and Toronto reporting 1 – 2 day delays.

Canada: Winnipeg (R postal codes) | Delivery delays due COVID-19 restrictions on non-essential businesses – Updated 11/24/2020

Delays throughout, including international mail arrivals into Canada. The two largest cities in Ontario were placed in a 28-day Lockdown. The affected postal codes were: L, & M. The L codes affected are predominantly in the Mississauga Brampton region. Other provinces are on high alert and may follow suit depending on what goes on in their provinces. All businesses will be closed, with the exception of essential stores like pharmacies and grocery stores will remain open.

Cape Verde | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 17, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail destined to the following country. Expect 10+ days delay.
Cayman | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective September 18, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail
Central African Republic | Mail services suspended until further notice– Updated 2/2/2021

Effective Friday, February 5, 2021, the Postal Service™ will resume acceptance of mail.This service resumption affects the following mail classes: 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®), and M-Bag® items.
The Postal Service is closely monitoring service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to update customers until the situation returns to normal.

Chad | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021

As part of a reinforcement of sanitary measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a lockdown has been implemented in the capital, N’Djamena. This lockdown is effective from 4 January 2021 for one week and may be extended. All inbound and outbound passenger flights to and from N’Djamena have been suspended during the lockdown.

Chile | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Alternative routings. Expect 10+ days delay.
China | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Priority Mail Express International guarantee suspended — Due to airline travel restrictions and cancellations, the U.S. Postal Service has temporarily suspended the guarantee on Priority Mail Express International destined to China. This suspension will be in effect until further notice. The Postal Service is taking all reasonable measures to minimize impact to our customers. Expect 10+ days delay.
Christmas Island | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Cocos Islands | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Colombia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Colombia’s post advises that the government has extended an isolation period until July 1. However, as an essential service, the post is currently exempt from restrictions and will continue to provide domestic and international services. Previously communicated measures affecting operations will remain in place and continue to cause significant delays to all inbound and outbound international mail. Due to continuation of force majeure, cancellation of international flights, closure of borders and internal measures taken by other countries and their designated operators, the post is currently unable to send mail to various countries. Expect 10+ days delay.
Comoros | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
The Société Nationale des Postes et Services Financiers (SNPSF) is again able to accept all categories of outbound postal items (letter post, parcel post and EMS) to all destinations, now that commercial flights to the Comoros have resumed. Flights are now being operated by Kenya Airways, Air Tanzania, Ethiopian Airlines and Air Madagascar. Moreover, the SNPSF is continuing to accept incoming items in all categories and is able to deliver them without any restrictions. Additionally, it asks designated operators that have direct exchanges with the Comoros to take all necessary steps to receive and process its dispatches from Sept. 15, 2020 onwards, in accordance with the partnership agreements in place. Expect 10+ days delay.
Congo | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective August 21, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Cook Islands | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective September 11, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Costa Rica | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective August 14, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail
Cote d'Ivoire | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective August 21, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Croatia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/19/2021

 The region SW of Zagreb impacted by the severe earthquake at year end still has extended delivery times – approximately 5 days longer than usual. For addresses that are not occupied, if no forwarding address is known the items will be returned marked due to earthquake. Ongoing but conditions are improving.

Cuba | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Curaçao | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 17, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail destined to the following country. Expect 10+ days delay.
Cyprus | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/19/2021

Mail is moving by road and ferry due to lack of air transportation, resulting in delays for arrival times – ongoing.

Czech Republic | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/19/2021

Czech Post has advised the Czech Republic has been hit with the second wave of Coronavirus. The Czech Republic Government has extended lockdown to mid February. Force Majeure is in place – on going.

Denmark | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/2/2021

PostNord of Denmark has advised that the Danish Government has implemented further special measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Delivery delays are likely from 9 November until 3 December 2020, or further notice. Force Majeure is in place.. PHL: 13+ days ORD: 23+ days LAX: 25+ days.

Djibouti | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Djibouti’s post advises that the government provisionally plans to reopen airports and allow resumption of passenger flights effective Sept. 1. Specific cargo flights are designated for sending mail to the country. The post also is modifying mail delivery procedures. A signature is no longer required upon delivery and items normally requiring a signature will be delivered using methods that minimize direct contact. These measures are aimed at reducing spread of COVID-19 and protecting staff and customers. Expect 10+ days delay.
Dominican Republic | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective August 21, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Ecuador | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective September 25, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail
Egypt | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 2, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
El Salvador | Customers should expect delays – Updated 12/23/2020

Correos de El Salvador has advised that its international inbound mail services are operating normally as of December 15, 2020. Additionally, outbound services have resumed to all countries for which it is currently possible. Delays are to be expected in the processing and delivery of letter post, due to the sanitary measures in place. Correos de El Salvador is, however, taking all possible measures for the execution of normal services.

Equatorial Guinea | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Eritrea | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021

Effective January 29, 2021, the Postal Service will suspend international mail acceptance to destinations where transportation is unavailable due to widespread cancellations and restrictions into the area.

Estonia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Estonian Post advises the government ended a state of emergency May 17 and all postal services have resumed. All inbound items will be delivered as follows: delivery standards will be met as agreed, registered letters will be delivered to the addressee with collection of the addressee’s signature, and all courier shipments requiring a signature will be delivered to the addressee and a photo taken of the address card signed by the addressee. Delays: PHL: 17+ days ORD: 14+ days LAX: 14+ days
Ethiopia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 17, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Europe | Delivery delays due COVID-19 restrictions and sanitary issues – Updated 11/13/2020
Destination operators are reporting increased delays (2-4 days) in processing inbound mail due to employee sickness and enhanced COVID-19 safety measures, both EU and globally. Impacts are being reported this week from France, Germany, Italy, UK where an extended lockdown is in place. The situation is fluid, and changing daily.
Faeroe Islands | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 17, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Fiji | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective September 4, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Finland | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
The Postal Service will utilize sea transportation to address the issue of limited air transportation resulting from widespread flight cancellations and restrictions due to COVID-19. This option will remain in effect until sufficient air transportation capacity becomes available. Finland’s post is declaring a situation of force majeure and suspending acceptance of mail items destined for all other countries until sufficient transport capacity becomes available. Transit mail cannot be accepted to any destination country unless subject to a bilateral agreement. PHL: 16+ days ORD: 14+ days LAX: 13+ days.
France | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/2/2021

Government has eased the lockdown and allowed some non essential businesses to reopen, there are still delivery delays as companies observe enhanced social distancing measures La Poste has advised that COVID-19 infections have significantly increased throughout France, as a result, the Government has extended the lockdown through December 2020. Consequently, La Poste will not be able to guarantee delivery standards during this period, with delays in processing and delivery of all mail types likely throughout the country.

French Guiana | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
French Polynesia | Services suspended until further notice – Updated 2/24/2021

Effective February 26, 2021

Postal Service will suspend international mail acceptance to destinations where transportation is unavailable due to widespread cancellations and restrictions into the area.
Customers are asked to refrain from mailing items addressed to the country, until further notice.

French Southern Territories | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Gabon | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Gambia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective August 21, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Georgia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Georgian Post has advised that the Government of Georgia has extended the measures aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 until May 22, 2020. The declaration of force majeure therefore remains in effect and unchanged. Customers should expect delays for inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel post and EMS items. Expect 10+ days delay.
Germany | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/2/2021

Delivery is still possible in Germany, but tighter controls due to the renewed coronavirus outbreak are resulting in delays. Fewer collection points are available due to the mandatory closure of non-essential stores.
Delays: PHL: 9+ days ORD: 13+ days LAX: 17+ days.

Ghana | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 17, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Gibraltar | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Delays being reported by USPS. PHL: 9+ days ORD: 13+ days LAX: 17+ days.
Greece | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/12/2021

A notification from Hellenic Post (ELTA), the designated operator of Greece, advising that, as of February 11, 2021, the Government implemented even stricter lockdown measures in the Attica region. It is very likely that the same will apply to other regions during the coming days. As a result, there will be a direct impact on all postal operations until further notice.

Greenland | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Guadeloupe | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Grenada | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Grenada’s post has resumed full business operations. It is now able to receive and send mail regionally and worldwide. However, some regional airports are still closed, which may affect mail delivery. Expect 10+ days delay.
Guatemala | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective August 14, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail.
Guernsey | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Guinea | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Guinea Bissau | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 17, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail destined to the following country. Expect 10+ days delay.
Guyana | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective August 21, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Haiti | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective August 21, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Heard Island | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Honduras | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective October 30, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Honduras Post advises that a countrywide lockdown will continue until Nov. 1. The post is gradually resuming its activities but with reduced staff on site. This will have an impact on the quality of sorting, distribution and delivery of incoming mail as well as processing of inquiries and international accounts.
Hong Kong | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/18/2021

Hongkong Post, the designated operator of Hong Kong, advising that the measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 have been lifted and the case of force majeure previously announced has been closed.

Hungary | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
The Postal Service will utilize sea transportation to address the issue of limited air transportation resulting from widespread flight cancellations and restrictions due to COVID-19. This option will remain in effect until sufficient air transportation capacity becomes available. PHL: 15+ days ORD: 15+ days LAX: 12+ days.
Iceland | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
India | ACustomers should expect delayse – Updated 11/13/2020
India Post advises that the lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 crisis has been extended, but with certain relaxations. The availability of the air, rail and road network remains limited. However, a few cargo and evacuation flights are operating and are being used to dispatch outbound EMS items and tracked small packets to certain countries. India Post continues to accept inbound international mail items. However, owing to limited domestic transport capacity, it still cannot guarantee to meet declared or otherwise agreed service delivery standards (including delivery time and other quality parameters). Expect 10+ days delay.
Indonesia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Indonesia’s post advises that operations have been partially restored, subject to COVID-19 social distancing measures. Due to insufficient international transport capacity, the post is accepting outbound international mail items for a limited number of destinations. The international mail processing center is handling incoming international dispatches. However, distribution to remote customs and delivery offices is still subject to delays. The post is still unable to guarantee quality of service and delivery standards and the case of force majeure already invoked remains in force. Signature on delivery remains suspended but tracked confirmation of deliveries will be provided through scans for products that allow tracking. PHL: 17+ days ORD: 19+ days LAX: 19+ days
Iraq| Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective October 16, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail
Iran | Limited outbound international services – Updated 8/25/2020
Ireland | Delays due to abnormally high volumes through the final mile carrier’s receiving centre – Updated 12/18/2020

An Post are reporting they still have delays in parcel processing and delivery due to high number of infected workers, combined with peak volumes. They hope to have most of the backlog cleared by 15th Dec, but delays are still between 4-10 days.

Isle Of Man | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Israel | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/20/2021

Israel Postal Company has advised that the general lockdown has been extended until at least January 22, 2021. Postal services will continue to function with restrictions and items normally requiring the addressee’s signature upon delivery will continue to be handed over without signature. These measures will affect the processing and delivery of all types of services, including outbound and inbound letter post, parcel post and EMS, with an impact on quality of service. As a result, the previously announced restrictions regarding service standards and force majeure remain in place.

Italy | Delivery to the following areas suspended due to national lockdown – Updated 12/18/2020

Poste Italiane has temporarily suspended delivery to some cities with high infection rates
Camastra (CAP 92020) – in the Caltanissetta area
• Misilmeri (postcode 90036) en Ciminna (90023) – in the Palermo area
• Vittoria (CAP 97019) en Acate (97011) – in the Ragusa area
• Cesarò (98033), Bronte ( 95034), Maniace (95030) en San Teodoro
(98030) – in the Catania area
• Pallagorio (88818) – in the Cosenza area
• Cotronei (88836), Isola Capo Rizzuto (88841) en Mileto (89852) – in the
Catanzaro area
• Bagnara Calabra (89011), Platì , Bruzzano Zeffiro (89030) en Cardeto (89060) – in the Reggio Calabria area

Jamaica| Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/20/2021

Jamaica Post has advised that the Government of Jamaica has extended the national curfew until February 28, 2021. Consequently, the force majeure previously announced continues to apply, with an impact on quality of service for all types of mail, including inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and Express Mail Service (EMS) items..Expect 10+ days delay.

Japan | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
apan Post has resumed outbound international postal services for certain destinations. However, the acceptance of mail destined for many countries and territories remains suspended, in cases where the designated operators concerned are still not accepting inbound international postal items, or reduced or cancelled flights to and from Japan result in insufficient transport capacity. Japan Post regularly updates the list of countries and territories for which acceptance of mail is suspended. Detailed information is provided on the Japan Post website at www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/overview_en.html. PHL: 8+ days ORD: 6+ days LAX: 11+ days
Jersey | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Jordan | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective October 16, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Kazakhstan | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 2, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Kenya | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 17, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Kiribati | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective September 25, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail
Korea (South) | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/5/2021

Korea Post, the designated operator of the Republic of Korea (South Korea), has advised that with the increase of COVID-19 cases confirmed among the workforce of the Seoul office of exchange, staff shortages are anticipated throughout the entire workforce. As a result, significant delays in the processing of both inbound and outbound mail items are expected, with a direct impact on the collection and delivery of inbound and outbound mail.

Kuwait | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Kuwait Post advises that all postal services will return to normal effective June, 21 2020. Expect 10+ days delay.
Kyrgyzstan | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Laos | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021

The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.

Latvia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/20/2021

Latvia’s post advises that the government has extended a state of emergency until Feb. 7. A force majeure is extended until further notice. Postal services will continue to function with restrictions. Items normally requiring the addressee’s signature upon delivery will be handed over without signature.

Lebanon | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective October 30, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail
Lesotho | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021

Effective January 29, 2021, the Postal Service will suspend international mail acceptance to destinations where transportation is unavailable due to widespread cancellations and restrictions into the area.

Liberia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/27/2021

Effective Friday, January 29, 2021, the Postal Service™ will resume acceptance of mail

Libya | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 11/13/2020
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Lithuania | Customers should expect delays – Updated 12/18/2020

AB Lietuvos pastas has advised that the Lithuanian Government has approved tighter lockdown measures and extended the national quarantine regime until January 31, 2021. While these measures remain in place, postal services will be operating under certain restrictions in order to minimize contact between people. Items normally requiring the addressee’s signature upon delivery will be handed over without signature. The processing and delivery of all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) will continue to be affected, and Lietuvos paštas is unable to guarantee compliance with the usual delivery standards. Therefore, force majeure will continue to apply.

Liechtenstein | Requirement for signature on delivery have been suspended – Updated 8/25/2020
Lithuania | Requirement for signature on delivery have been suspended – Updated 8/25/2020
Luxembourg | Customers should expect delays – Updated 12/18/2020

Experiencing high infection rates so have enhanced safety measures, signature deliveries not currently available, electronic scans only to minimize contact. Deliveries are delayed. PHL: 13+ days, ORD: 21+ days, LAX: 18+ days

Macau | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13//2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Madagascar | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 11/13/2020
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Malawi | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective September 18, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail
Malaysia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Malaysia Post advises that government restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been imposed in Selangor and Putrajaya, resulting in a reduced workforce. This has affected processing capacity at the post’s office of exchange and hub at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and there are significant processing delays for inbound international mail. PHL: 13+ days ORD: 14+ days LAX: 11+ days
Maldives| Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Maldives Post advises that while operations have been partially restored, certain restrictions remain. Acceptance of international mail for any destination remains suspended due to suspension of flights. Customers should expect severe delays for all outbound airmail until sufficient transport capacity becomes available. Additionally, the international mail processing center is operating with a limited workforce. Consequently, quality of service and delivery standards cannot be guaranteed and the case of force majeure remains in force. The disruption is expected to continue until the epidemic is over. Signature on delivery remains suspended, however, tracked confirmation of deliveries will be provided via the usual tracking event scans for products that allow tracking. Expect 10+ days delay.
Mali | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Suspended all commercial flights (other than cargo flights) from affected countries, which will affect postal services. Expect 10+ days delay.
Malta | Customers should expect delays – Updated 12/18/2020

To minimize the impact of Covid-19 Malta Post has adjusted their operations in order to secure the health and safety of their employees. This will result in delays in delivery and will last until further notice. Lack of transport capacity is adding additional delay. Expect 10+ days delay.

Martinique | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Mauritania | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective September 4, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Mauritus | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 11/13/2020
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Mexico | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Mexico’s post advises that offices of exchange continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to government measures to combat the coronavirus, the Mexican customs authority will be operating with a reduced workforce until January 2021. As a result, delays are to be expected in the delivery of shipments. Expect 10+ days delay.
Moldova | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Moldova’s post advises that all postal services have resumed and it is now able to process and deliver inbound and outbound mail. This includes outbound services to the United States. Expect 10+ days delay.
Monaco | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Mongolia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 12/23/2020

Mongol Post has advised that, owing to the increasing number of COVID-19 infections, the government has introduced further lockdown measures from December 23, 2020 to January 6, 2021. Ulaanbaatar city is fully locked down, however, Mongol Post is able to continue its activities. International air traffic is limited to charter and cargo flights only, with operations mainly confined to a few flights from Ulaanbaatar to Seoul. Mongol Post is accepting all types of mail to a reduced number of destinations to include the United States of America. It is also able to accept and deliver all types of inbound mail received via Seoul, but there may be some delays due to sanitization processes at the exchange office.

Montenegro | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective May 15, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 7+ days delays.
Montserrat | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Morocco | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/15/2021

Morocco’s post advises that flooding in several regions of the country has caused delays in mail transportation and delivery.

Mozambique | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 17, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Myanmar (Burma) | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/6/2021

Effective Friday, January 8, 2021, the Postal Service™ will resume acceptance of mail

Namibia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 17, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Nauru | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Nepal | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Nepal Post advises that the government has extended a partial nationwide lockdown, including suspension of incoming international flights, until July 22. As previously announced, some domestic postal services resumed June 15. The measures implemented to combat the COVID-19 pandemic have had an impact on collection, transmission and delivery of mail, and on postal services in general. Expect 10+ days delay.
Netherlands | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
The Postal Service will utilize sea transportation to address the issue of limited air transportation resulting from widespread flight cancellations and restrictions due to COVID-19. This option will remain in effect until sufficient air transportation capacity becomes available. PostNL has advised that effective March 16, 2020 alternative proofs of delivery were implemented for all international inbound items that would normally require a signature. Alternatives include: signature of the delivery person, the last three digits of the addressee’s identification card, or simply a proof of delivery scan event. This temporary measure will be effective until further notice. PHL: 9+ days ORD: 16+ days LAX: 14+ days
Netherlands Antilles | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
New Caledonia | Customers should expect delayed – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective May 22, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
New Zealand | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/24/2021

New Zealand Post, the designated operator of New Zealand, advising that, Auckland has returned to Alert Level 1 of the national pandemic plan, joining the rest of country. However, New Zealand Post has decided to implement Alert Level 2 safety protocols in most of the Greater Auckland area, in order to protect New Zealand Post staff and to keep its sites operating. The Level 2 safety protocols (social distancing, restricted staff numbers, mandatory face masks, contactless deliveries and collections) will be implemented at the international office of exchange, major mail and parcel processing centres and all operational sites, as well as at collection points and during deliveries.
Areas impacted:
• West Auckland;
• Central Auckland;
• South Auckland.
Postcodes areas impacted:
0600, 0602, 0604, 0610, 0612, 0614, 0616, 0618, 0814, 0816, 1010, 1011, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1041, 1042, 1050, 1052, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1072, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2102, 2103, 2104, 2105, 2110, 2112, 2113, 2120, 2123, 2473, 2571, 2576, 2577, 2578, 2580, 2582, 2583, 2584, 2585, 2675, 2679, 2684.
Given the current restrictions, New Zealand Post cannot guarantee the service delivery standards in the above-mentioned areas and postcodes.

Nicaragua | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective May 22, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Niger | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 11/13/2020
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Norfolk | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
North Macedonia | Limited inbound and outbound international services – Updated 8/25/2020
Norway | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
All Domestic and international shipments that are supposed to travel by CAL in Norway, will suffer delays due to high cancellation rates of flights. There will also be delays in PU and DEL due to restrictions set by the government. We are expecting partial impact to Pre-12 deliveries, B2B and B2C deliveries. PHL: 17+ days ORD: 22+ days LAX: 22+ days
Oman | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 10, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Pakistan | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 11/13/2020
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Palestine | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Panama | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/6/2021

Effective Friday, January 8, 2021, the Postal Service™ will resume acceptance of mail

Papa New Guinea | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective October 23, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail
Paraguay | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 24, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Peru | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/1/2021

SERPOST S.A, has advised that the state of emergency has been extended until February 14, 2021. All postal services will be affected and force majeure remains until further notice.

Philippines | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Philippine Postal Corporation has advised that the period of community quarantine has been extended through August 31, 2020 for various areas. However, all post offices remain open and the international mail processing centers continue to operate with a skeleton workforce. Consequently, delays are expected in the processing and delivery of all inbound international postal items. Expect 10+ days delay.
Pitcairn | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Poland | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/1/2021

Poczta Polska has advised that the Polish Government has implemented a national quarantine throughout Poland. Consequently, the measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 are still in force and will continue to affect its services.

PHL: 20+ days ORD: 17+ days LAX: 25+ days

Portugal | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/16/2021

CTT Correios de Portugal has advised that the Portuguese Government has extended the general lockdown in place throughout Portugal until at least March 1, 2021. During the lockdown, the processing and delivery of all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) will continue to be affected, and CTT Correios de Portugal is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. Therefore, the situation of force majeure previously declared will continue to apply until further notice.

Qatar | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 2, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Republic of the Congo | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/27/2021

Effective Friday, January 29, 2021, the Postal Service™ will resume acceptance of mail

Reunion | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Romania | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Romania’s post advises that additional measures are being taken in response to spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19. The post is currently unable to send letter and parcels to an increasing number of countries both within and outside the European Union due to the suspension of flights. Therefore, it is no longer accepting letters and parcels for destinations to which transport capacities are unavailable. In addition, it is unable to send outbound express mail service items and will no longer accept such items until sufficient transport capacity becomes available. Open transit mails cannot be accepted for any destination country. Expect 10+ days delay.
Russian Federation | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Russian Post has advised that, owing to the measures taken by the Russian government to limit the spread of COVID-19, air connections between the Russian Federation and other countries have been significantly reduced, thus resulting in continued service delays. PHL: 12+ days ORD: 19+ days LAX: 19+ days
Rwanda | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective August 21, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Saint Lucia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 8/25/2020
Saint Pierre and Miquelon | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Samoa | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/16/2021

 Samoa Post has advised that the state of emergency has been extended until March 13, 2021. All inbound mail is subject to a three-day quarantine upon arrival and delays in the delivery of mail are therefore to be expected.

San Marino | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Sao Tome and Principe | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Saudi Arabia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/16/2021

Saudi Post Corporation has advised that, in accordance with the measures taken to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and the requirements of the government of Saudi Arabia, all letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring signature on delivery will, for security reasons, provisionally be delivered to customers indirectly. Consequently, it will not be mandatory for Saudi Post to provide written proof of delivery, and the delivery will be based on a code sent to the addressee’s mobile phone.

Senegal | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 10, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Seychelles | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Serbia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/4/2021

Public Enterprise Post of Serbia, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, following the lifting of the state of emergency in Serbia, the sorting and delivery of inbound international postal items has been normalized. However, owing to the lack of transport routes and restrictions in air traffic, outbound postal traffic has not yet been established with all countries.

Sierra Leone | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/27/2021

Effective Friday, January 29, 2021, the Postal Service™ will resume acceptance of mail

Singapore | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Singapore Post is unable to accept open or closed transit mails of any kind for any destination until further notice. PHL: 12+ days ORD: 12+ days LAX: 9+ days
Sint Maarten | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Mail services suspended until further notice
Slovakia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/5/2021

Pošta Slovenije, the designated operator of Slovenia, advising that the Slovenian Government has extended the formal declaration of a national COVID-19 epidemic for another 60 days. Quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) will be affected. Therefore, the situation of force majeure previously declared will continue to apply until further notice.
PHL: 11+ days ORD: 9+ days LAX: 9+ days

Slovenia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/18/2021

Slovenia’s post advises that the government has extended its formal state of the COVID-19 epidemic by 60 days as of Jan. 17. The post will continue to provide services in line with public health measures and other restrictions but with a reduced workforce, which will affect quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail. A situation of force majeure is extended until further notice. PHL: 21+ days ORD: 20+ days LAX: 20+ days

Solomon Islands | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective October 23, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail
South Africa | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/23/2021

South African Post Office Ltd. (SAPO), the designated operator of South Africa, advising that that it is still operating under adjusted level 3 lockdown status. As a result, all previous provisions, including force majeure, remain in effect until March 15, 2021

South Georgia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
South Sudan | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Spain | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/2/2021

Correos y Telégrafos has advised that, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of alert declared by the Spanish Government, force majeure remains in force. PHL: 14+ days ORD: 18+ days LAX: 20+ days

Sri Lanka | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 8/25/2020
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Saint Piere and Miquelon | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 11/13/2020
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Suriname | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/2/2021

Suriname Postal Corporation (SURPOST) has advised that, due to the increasing number of COVID-19 infections, the Government of Suriname issued transport restrictions effective January 1, 2021. Therefore, delays are to be expected in the processing and delivery of mail, and it will not always be possible to provide proof of delivery.

Svarlbard | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Swaziland | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021

Effective January 29, 2021, the Postal Service will suspend international mail acceptance to destinations where transportation is unavailable due to widespread cancellations and restrictions into the area.

Sweden | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
The Postal Service will utilize sea transportation to address the issue of limited air transportation resulting from widespread flight cancellations and restrictions due to COVID-19. This option will remain in effect until sufficient air transportation capacity becomes available. Sweden Post has suspended signature on delivery for inbound items, with the exception of items that are delivered through a retail outlet. Delivery will be conducted via methods that limit human contact, with immediate effect. PHL: 12+ days ORD: 20+ days LAX: 25+ days
Switzerland | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/2/2021

The Postal Service will utilize sea transportation to Switzerland has put special measures in place to limit the spread of Coronavirus. La Poste Suisse need to comply with these measures and may have reduced staff numbers so not able to deliver all mail to specifications. Signature on delivery is suspended and delays to mail services can be expected. PHL: 21+ days ORD: 19+ days LAX: 22+ days

Syria | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 11/13/2020
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Taiwan | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Tajikistan | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Tanzania | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective August 21, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Thailand | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/9/2021

Thailand Post has advised that, even though Samut Sakhon province is still categorized as a red zone (maximum control), normal processing and delivery of mail has now resumed. Additionally, force majeure is closed as of February 3, 2021.

Timor-Leste | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Togo| Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Togo’s post advises that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, various government measures will impact collection, transmission and delivery of mail. Commercial flights to and from most other countries have been suspended in addition to movement restrictions, curfews and closed land borders. Consequently, the post will no longer be able to fulfil its obligations in terms of mail processing standards, or guarantee quality of service for mail items, until the situation returns to normal. It is therefore declaring a case of force majeure for all categories of inbound and outbound mail although it will carry on providing postal services as possible. Expect 10+ days delay.
Tokelau | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Tonga | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective September 4, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Trinidad and Tobago | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective May 22, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 7+ days delays.
Tunisia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective July 2, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Turkey | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Delays are to be expected for inbound and outbound postal items. Period of leave has been declared for certain parts of its workforce, especially those in high-risk categories, in both the public and private sectors. This will have a major impact on operations and, consequently, on quality of service for all types of inbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items). For this reason, service delivery standards cannot be guaranteed and a situation of force majeure has been declared until the situation returns to normal. PHL: 7+ days ORD: 15+ days LAX: 16+ days
Turkmenistan | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Turks and Caicos Islands | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective October 30, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail
Tuvalu | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Expect Delays due to foreign post office transit delays. Expect 10+ days delay.
Uganda | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective August 21, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect 10+ days delay.
Ukraine | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Ukraine’s post advises that the previously announced country-wise state of emergency has been extended until May 11, 2020. As such, the measures previously announced continue to apply. Despite these circumstances, Ukraine’s post is maintaining its operations (with all measures taken to protect the staff and customers), accepting postal items destined for all countries and sending them using alternative routes. Expect 6+ days delays.
United Arab Emirates Emirates | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Emirates Post advises that it has now resumed providing all mail services. Expect 10+ days delay.
United Kingdom | Customers should expect delays – Updated 1/15/2021

Due to high level of infection from the newest Coronavirus a lockdown has been enforced, initially to mid February. This may be eased if infection rates slow. Only essential businesses can currently operate. A surge in online shopping due to the lockdown is impacting all UK based delivery operators and causing some delays.

United States | Delays at airlines and customs – Updated 11/13/2020
Approximately 1 week delay due to wait at airlines and customs. (COVID-19-related delays)
Uruguay | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Uruguay’s post has taken steps to minimize spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Staff numbers in postal facilities are being reduced as far as possible, and teleworking introduced where feasible. Direct physical contacts are being minimized. Post offices with large numbers of customers are being kept closed with special collection points set up directly with customers. These measures, along with the suspension and reduction of international flights and connections, will impact inbound and outbound postal operations and delivery. Expect 10+ days delay.
Uzbekistan | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective October 16, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail
Vanuatu | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/1/2021

Vanuatu Post has advised that the Vanuatu Government has declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic until June 30, 2021. Vanuatu Post is able to accept international inbound mail and can export outbound mail. However, postal service quality for international inbound and outbound services and service delivery standards (including delivery times and other quality parameters) cannot be guaranteed until further notice.

Vatican City | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
The Vatican’s post advises that it is classified as an essential service and will continue operations and providing services as far as it is able to. The current situation will have impacts in quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail. The post will no longer be able to guarantee delivery service standards and is invoking a case of force majeure for quality of service. Due to insufficient transport capacity following cancellation of many international flights, the post is also unable to transport mail to a growing number of countries and is therefore no longer accepting postal items destined for the countries concerned until further notice. The list of destination countries affected is liable to change on a daily basis. Expect 10+ days delay.
Venezuela | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective September 25, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail
Vietnam | Customers should expect delays – Updated 2/1/2021

VNPost has advised that in response to a significant number of new COVID-19 infections, the government has reinforced the measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 effective January 26, 2021. While these measures are in place, VNPost will continue to provide postal services, but will be operating with a reduced workforce, and subject to the new restrictions and safety guidelines. The processing and delivery of all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) will continue to be affected, and VNPost is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. As a result, force majeure is reinstated until further notice

Wallis and Futuna Islands | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Suspension of Global Express Guaranteed Service. Expect delays of 10+ days
Western Samoa | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective October 30, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect delays of 10+ days
Yemen | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 1/29/2021
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Zambia | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 11/13/2020
The local postal operator has either indicated they are unable to process or deliver international mail, or the USPS or alternative carrier is unable to secure transportation at this time.
Zimbabwe | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective August 21, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail. Expect delays of 10+ days