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Last Updated: 7/2021

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: July 2021

Myanmar – Effective Friday July 9 the Postal Service will resume acceptance of mail

Australia -Effective June 28, 2021, Australia Post is declaring force majeure for all inbound international letter post services.

New Zealand – New Zealand Post has advised that the level-2 alert in the Wellington region has ended as of June 29, 2021.

Nepal – Effective Friday June 18 the Postal Service will resume acceptance of mail

Israel – Effective Friday May 28, 2021 the Postal Service will resume acceptance of mail

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 | Delays due to foreign post office transit delays– Updated 3/3/2021

Effective Friday, March 5, 2021, the Postal Service™ will resume acceptance of mail.

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 7/23/2021

On July 23, 2021, Australia Post, the designated operator of Australia, provided notification that it is experiencing some disruptions to its daily operations:

  • Network delays across the country
  • Lockdown likely to continue another 5 weeks
  • No inbound international delays, but 2-3day delay to delivery because of increased domestic volume
  • Outbound Flight capacity reduce from daily to 3 days a week

 

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 3/30/2021

Bpost has advised that, given the impact of the third wave of the pandemic, the Belgian government announced a new lockdown from March 26 until at least April 25, 2021. Bpost is making every effort to ensure the continuity of all services and the delivery of letter post, parcels, daily newspapers and registered letters. However, the lockdown measures in place prevent full compliance with delivery times and collection of the addressee’s signature, which may result in processing and delivery delays for all types of items. Bpost will continue to provide its services according to safety guidelines, but all letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring signature on delivery will, until further notice, be delivered against the postal worker’s signature in place of the customer’s (in the customer’s presence).

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 5/7/2021

Effective Friday, May 7, 2021, the Postal Service will resume acceptance of mail destined to Bermuda.

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.

 

 

 

Bhutan | Customers should expect delays – Updated 7/23/2021

Effective July 23, 2021, the 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 Bhutan until further notice.

These service disruptions affect 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.

 

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 | Customers should expect delays– Updated 3/24/2021

Effective Friday, March 26, 2021, the Postal Service™ will resume acceptance of mail

Brazil Customers should expect delays – Updated 6/8/2021

OEmpresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos (ECT) has advised that a number of COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at the Curitiba international mail processing centre (BRCWB), resulting in a reduction in the workforce. Therefore, delays are to be expected in the processing, customs clearance and delivery of all inbound letter-post items.

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 2/26/2021

On February 26, 2021, Canada Post, the designated operator of Canada, provided notification that processing operations at Gateway East have now resumed the regular three-shift daily schedule. However, delays in the processing of mail items are still to be expected, as Canada Post continues with contingency plans to deal with higher than normal volumes.

 

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 | Customers should expect delays– Updated 4/1/2021

Effective Friday, April 2, 2021, the Postal Service™ will resume acceptance of mail destined to Chad.

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.

 

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 5/11/2021

Colombia’s post advises that, as an essential service, the Colombian postal service is exempt from the restrictions on movement. It is continuing to provide domestic and international services in line with the latest developments regarding COVID-19. In addition, the previously communicated measures affecting operations will remain in place, and will continue to cause significant delays to all inbound and outbound international letter-post, parcel-post and EMS services. Due to the continuation of force majeure, the cancellation of international flights, the closure of borders, and the internal measures taken by countries and their designated operators, Colombia’s post is unable to send letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items to various member countries.

The multiple protests throughout the country since April 28 are presenting challenges in terms of mail collection and delivery, given the road closures and vandalism, requiring protection of employees and postal infrastructure. This is leading to operational and last-mile delivery delays.

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 4/13/2021

On April 13, 2021, the Postal Service™ received a notification from Croatian Post the designated operator of Croatia advising that, as of April 5, 2021, it has introduced a special procedure for postal items that are subject to signature upon delivery. If the postman/woman considers that delivery of the postal item will endanger their safety, or if the recipient refuses direct contact with the postman/woman or is self-isolating, the recipient will be asked for the number of their identity document, which will be entered in the delivery log in the place provided for the recipient’s signature.

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 3/30/2021

Czech Post has advised that the Czech Government has extended the state of emergency for an additional 14 days effective March 28, 2021. 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 Czech Post is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. As a result, force majeure remains in place and previously announced restrictions continue to apply.

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 6/7/2021

Estonian Post has advised that postal services will resume as normal, without restrictions, effective June 14, 2021. From that date, all inbound items requiring the addressee’s signature upon delivery will be handed over against signature. In particular:

  • All registered letters will be delivered directly to the addressee;
  • All other items that cannot be delivered to a post office box or directly to the addressee will be directed to pick-up points.

 

All items that cannot be delivered to a postal box or at the recipient’s address will be transferred to pick-up points.

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.
Faroe Islands | PMEI Service suspended – Updated 3/1/2021

Effective March 1, 2021, the Postal Service™ will suspend acceptance of Priority Mail Express International® service to the Faroe Islands. Post Danmark, the designated operator of Denmark, released a formal notification through the Universal Postal Union via International Bureau Circular 30, dated February 22, 2021, indicating that it will cease to provide Priority Mail Express International service for items addressed to the Faroe Islands effective March 1, 2021.

Priority Mail Express International Items addressed to Faroe Islands and arriving in Denmark after March 1, 2021, will be treated as Priority Mail International parcels and delivered accordingly.

Fiji | Customers should expect delays – Updated 5/27/2021

Post Fiji Ltd has advised that due to the coronavirus pandemic most international commercial flights to and from Fiji have been suspended as of April 20, 2021, until further notice. Post Fiji is therefore experiencing significant disruption in daily operations, including collection and deliveries for all international mail categories (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) and services

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 - Customers should expect delays – Updated 5/28/2021

Effective Friday, May 28, 2021, the Postal Service™ will resume acceptance of mail

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 4/8/2021

On April 8, 2021, the Postal Service™ received a notification from Empresa de Correos de Honduras (Honducor) the designated operator of Honduras advising that due to measures adopted by the Honduran Government to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Honduras will continue to be subject to restrictions and a curfew. Honducor will continue to operate with only 50% of its to employees on site. This will have a significant impact on the quality of sorting and delivery of ‎inbound items. As a result, force majeure remains in effect.

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 | Customers should expect delays – Updated 4/30/2021

The Department of Posts (India Post), the designated operator of India, received notification that as a result of COVID-19, certain restrictions have been reintroduced in the country. India Post continues to accept inbound international mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items); however, due to the limited domestic transport capacity, the declared or otherwise agreed service delivery standards (including delivery times and other quality parameters) cannot be guaranteed.

Indonesia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 5/5/2021

Pos Indonesia has advised that the previously announced force majeure remains in effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of alert declared by the Indonesian government.

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 5/27/2021

Effective Friday, May 28, 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.

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 6/8/2021

Jamaica Post has advised that the Government of Jamaica has extended the national curfew until July 1, 2021. Revised working shifts/hours will continue to apply across the entire postal network, affecting sorting operations and mail delivery. 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 EMS items.

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 4/7/2021

On April 7, 2021, the Postal Service™ received a notification from Latvijas Pasts the designated operator of Latvia advising that the Latvian Government has lifted the state of emergency effective April 7, 2021. As a result, certain restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have been relaxed, and the situation of force majeure previously declared is closed. However, owing to the cancellation of flights and certain safety measures that remain in place, the processing of inbound and outbound postal items may still be subject to significant delays.

 

Lebanon | Customers should expect delays – Updated 11/13/2020
Effective October 30, 2020, the Postal Service™ has resumed acceptance of mail
Lesotho | Customers should expect delays – Updated 3/24/2021

Effective Friday, March 26, 2021, the Postal Service™ will resume acceptance of mail

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.
Liechtenstein | Requirement for signature on delivery have been suspended – Updated 8/25/2020
Lithuania | Customers should expect delays– Updated 6/30/2021

On June 30, 2021, Lietuvos paštas, the designated operator of Lithuania, provided notification that the Government of Lithuania has declared the end of the national lockdown effective July 1, 2021, with some safety measures remaining in place to limit the further spread of COVID-19. As a result, force majeure will no longer apply.

 

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 | Customers should expect delays – Updated 5/5/2021

Paositra Malagasy has advised that the Government of Madagascar has declared a health state of emergency in order to limit the spread of the South African COVID-19 variant. The administration has introduced new restrictions and closed access to certain regions of the country from May 3 – 16, 2021. In view of these government restrictions, Paositra Malagasy is currently unable to guarantee quality of service for inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items), or to meet standards for export and delivery of EMS items. While delays are to be expected, mail will, however, continue to be delivered.

Malawi | Customers should expect delays – Updated 7/23/2021

The Postal Service™ will temporarily suspend international mail acceptance for certain destinations due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Effective July 23, 2021, the 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 Malawi

These service disruptions affect 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.

Malaysia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 6/2/2021

Pos Malaysia has advised that in response to a significant number of new infections detected in the country, the Malaysian Government has both extended and reinforced its measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 as of May 28, 2021. During this period, Pos Malaysia will continue to provide postal services, but will be operating with a reduced workforce and in line with 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 Pos Malaysia is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. Therefore, the previously declared force majeure continues to apply until further notice.

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 3/18/2021

On March 18, 2021, MaltaPost, the designated operator of Malta, provided notification that, due to the COVID-19 emergency, and to new government measures to control the pandemic, inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and EMS services remain severely disrupted owing to very limited airline capacity to Malta. This disruption is expected to continue until airlines resume normal operations and sufficient transportation capacity becomes available. Consequently, MaltaPost cannot currently guarantee delivery standards and times. Delays in the processing and delivery of mail are also to be expected throughout the islands of Malta, and compliance with quality of service standards will continue to be affected by force majeure.

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 | Customers should expect delays – Updated 7/2/2021

Mauritius Post has advised that the Government of Mauritius has announced the easing of COVID-related restrictions as of July 1, 2021, subject to strict adherence to sanitary protocols and measures. On July 15, 2021, Mauritius will gradually open its international borders. However, COVID-19 continues to have a direct impact on international inbound and outbound mails to and from Mauritius. Therefore, the previously announced provisions and force majeure continue to apply for all inbound and outbound international letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items.

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 | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 3/17/2021

Effective March 19, 2021, the 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  Mongolia, until further notice.

This service disruption affects 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.

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) | Mail services suspended until further notice – Updated 7/7/2021

Effective Friday, July 9, 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 6/28/2021

Nepal Post has advised that although the partial lockdown measures have been relaxed as of June 22, 2021, delays in the collection, transportation and delivery of mails are still expected. Additionally, Nepal Post remains unable to accept outbound mails to countries other than India, until such time as the passenger flights normally used to transport mail are resumed.

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 4/5/2021

On April 2, 2021, OPT-NC, the designated operator of New Caledonia, provided notification that the confinement measures in place in New Caledonia will gradually be lifted April 2 to April 11, 2021. As a result, signature on delivery will be modified as follows:

 Letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring the addressee’s signature on delivery at OPT-NC post office counters will once again be handed over against the addressee’s signature and, as appropriate, verification of the addressee’s identity.

 Letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring the addressee’s signature on delivery at the addressee’s home will be delivered and signed by OPT-NC postman/woman in agreement with the addressee and following verification of the addressee’s identity as appropriate. Should the addressee not agree to the postman/women signing the proof of delivery, the item will be made available for collection at an OPT-NC post office. This measure will be put into place from April 6 – 11, 2021.

New Zealand | Customers should expect delays – Updated 7/2/2021

New Zealand Post has advised that the level-2 alert in the Wellington region has ended as of June 29, 2021

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 7/2/2021

Correos de Panama has advised that post offices, mail processing centers (domestic and international) and the air transhipment office at Tocúmen International Airport are operating under normal working hours and the biosafety measures established by the Ministry of Health of Panama (MINSA). Correos de Panamá confirms that it is able to continue to receive inbound mail destined for Panama. However, Correos de Panama is unable to guarantee service standards for inbound and outbound mail. As a result, force majeure with respect to quality of service for all categories of mail items will apply until further notice.

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 4/6/2021

On April 6, 2021, the Postal Service™ received a notification from Servicios Postales del Perú – SERPOST S.A, the designated operator of Peru, advising that SERPOST is taking the necessary steps to re-establish service levels and restore normal operations for all types of mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items), including the delivery of mail on the national territory. In addition, the air transport sector is steadily recovering, allowing SERPOST to lift the force majeure previously declared with respect to the acceptance and processing of international items.

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 3/30/2021

Poczta Polska has advised that, owing to the severity of the current COVID-19 situation in Poland, the Polish Government has implemented a national lockdown effective from March 20 to April 9, 2021. Poczta Polska will continue to provide postal services in line with public health measures and other restrictions but will be operating with a reduced workforce. 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 Poczta Polska is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards.

Portugal | Customers should expect delays – Updated 6/9/2021

On June 9, 2021, the Postal Service™ received a notification from CTT Correios de Portugal, the designated operator of Portugal, advising that the previously announced lockdown has ended. However, the authorities are still monitoring the situation carefully, and CTT Correios de Portugal will continue to operate under the current restrictions and safety guidelines. Additionally, delays are expected in the processing of outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items). Measures to gradually resume normal operations continue to be implemented, and inbound standards are steadily improving.

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 Mail Services suspended until further notice– Updated 5/12/2021

Effective March 5, 2021, the 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 this country.

Samoa’s post advises that the government has extended the state of emergency until June 15.

 

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 | Customers should expect delays – Updated 4/26/2021

On April 26, 2021, the Postal Service received notification from Seychelles Postal Services, designated operator of Seychelles, advising that Seychelles International Airport has been operating as normal since March 25, 2021. As a result, Seychelles Postal Services has now resumed its operations as normal and the situation of force majeure is closed.

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 5/27/2021

Slovenská Pošta has advised that the state of emergency previously announced has now ended. However, the restrictions in terms of service standards and force majeure remain in place.

Slovenia | Customers should expect delays – Updated 6/16/2021

On June 16, 2021, the Postal Service™ received a notification from Pošta Slovenije, the designated operator of Slovenia, advising that the lockdown has ended as of June 15, 2021. Since the risk of spreading COVID-19 remains, most of the preventive measures will be maintained, and Pošta Slovenije will continue to provide postal services in line with national public health guidelines and restrictions. The acceptance of outbound mail items (letter post, parcel post and EMS) for some destinations remains subject to transport availability. Consequently, Pošta Slovenije is declaring the situation of force majeure to be at an end.

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 4/20/2021

South African Post Office Ltd. (SAPO) has advised that due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation and the unavailability of flights, transit mail service has been suspended until further notice. Nevertheless, in the interim, the transit service will remain available for mail exchanged among the following five countries: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Namibia.

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 6/14/2021

S.E. Correos y Telégrafos has advised that although routes are now open to a majority of countries, Correos does not accept letter-post or parcel-post items for destinations to which no transport capacity is available. In view of the current situation in the country, operations may continue to be impacted. Therefore, until further notice, Correos remains unable to guarantee quality of service for all types of inbound and ‎outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) and to comply with delivery standards ‎for items requiring a signature.

Sri Lanka | Customers should expect delays – Updated 6/21/2021

Department of Posts, the designated operator of Sri Lanka, provided notification that the Government of Sri Lanka has temporarily lifted the island-wide strict travel restrictions as of June 21, 2021. However, in order to prevent the further spread of the pandemic, all mail sent to Sri Lanka will be processed and delivered in accordance with the government’s restrictions and safety guidelines. The office of exchange and all other mail sorting centres are operating with a reduced workforce. Outbound mail transport is still restricted to a limited number of destinations. These measures will continue to impact delivery standards for all categories of mail. Therefore, the Department of Posts is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed delivery standards for all mail categories.

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 | Customers should expect delays – Updated 3/24/2021

Effective Friday, March 26, 2021, the Postal Service™ will resume acceptance of mail

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 6/9/2021

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

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 7/2/2021

Thailand Post has advised that, following a number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the Thailand Post workforce, post offices in various parts of the country have been temporarily closed in accordance with government measures. During this period, Thailand Post will continue to provide postal services and make necessary adjustments to ensure the delivery and processing of inbound and outbound mail. However, with a reduced workforce, Thailand Post is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards and delays should be expected.

 

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 5/11/2021

Vietnam’s post advises that due to a significant number of new COVID-19 infections detected in Vietnam as of April 15, the government has both extended and reinforced measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19. During this period, Vietnam’s post will continue to provide postal services, but will be operating with a reduced workforce and in line with 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 the post is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. Therefore, the situation of force majeure previously declared continues to apply 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