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

BoliviaFrench PolynesiaMaldivesRwanda
Cayman IslandsIndiaMongoliaSouth Africa
ChadKuwaitNepalSri Lanka
CuracaoLibyaNew CaledoniaZimbabwe

Suspension Due to Unavailability of Transportation

AngolaGuatemalaPapua New GuineaTimor-Leste
BeninGuinea BissauParaguayTonga
BermudaGuyanaRepublic of the CongoUAE
Bosnia and HerzegovinaKenyaSaudi ArabiaUganda
Cape VerdeLaosSolomon IslandsVenezuela
Cook IslandsLebanonSouth SudanYemen
Costa RicaLesothoSudanZambia
CubaMoldovaSwaziland (Eswatini)
Democratic Republic of the CongoMozambiqueTajikistan

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

BhutanFrench PolynesiaLiberiaSamoa
Cape VerdeGuineaMongoliaTimor-Leste
Democratic Republic of the CongoIndiaNorfolk IslandUganda
Equatorial GuineaKirbatiPhilippinesVanuatu
EritreaLaosRepublic of the CongoWallis and Futuna