USPS Intl. Mail Service Suspensions - April 20

International Mail Service Suspensions

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

Suspension Due to Foreign Postal Operator Service Suspension

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Bolivia French Polynesia Maldives Rwanda
Botswana Honduras Mauritius Samoa
Cayman Islands India Mongolia South Africa
Chad Kuwait Nepal Sri Lanka
Curacao Libya New Caledonia Zimbabwe
Ecuador Madagascar Panama
Fiji Malawi Peru

Suspension Due to Unavailability of Transportation

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Angola Guatemala Papua New Guinea Timor-Leste
Benin Guinea Bissau Paraguay Tonga
Bermuda Guyana Republic of the Congo UAE
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kenya Saudi Arabia Uganda
Burundi Kiribati Senegal Uruguay
Cameroon Kyrgyzstan Seychelles Vanuatu
Cape Verde Laos Solomon Islands Venezuela
Cook Islands Lebanon South Sudan Yemen
Costa Rica Lesotho Sudan Zambia
Cuba Moldova Swaziland (Eswatini)
Democratic Republic of the Congo Mozambique Tajikistan
Gambia Oman Tanzania

Customers: please refrain from mailing items addressed to the countries listed here, 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.
Unless otherwise noted, service suspensions to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail.

For already deposited items, other than GXG:

Postal Service employees endorse them “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender” and then place them in the mail stream for return.

For any returned item bearing a customs form:

The Postal Service will, upon request, refund postage and fees on mail returned due to the suspension of service.

For all other returned items not bearing a customs declarations form:


  • The Postal Service will, upon request, refund postage and fees on mail returned due to the suspension of service, or
  • The sender may remail them with the existing postage once service has been restored. When remailing under this option, customers must cross out the markings “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender.”

Global Express Guaranteed® Service Suspensions and Disruptions

Effective April 14, 2020, the Postal Service is temporarily suspending international mail acceptance of Global Express Guarantee® (GXG®) to the following destinations:

Suspension of Global Express Guaranteed Service

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Bangladesh Fiji Lesotho Rwanda
Bhutan French Polynesia Liberia Samoa
Burundi Gambia Libya Seychelles
Cape Verde Guinea Mongolia Timor-Leste
Chad Guinea-Bissau Nepal Tonga
Democratic Republic of the Congo India Norfolk Island Uganda
Equatorial Guinea Kirbati Philippines Vanuatu
Eritrea Laos Republic of the Congo Wallis and Futuna