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Coronavirus Update: International Postal Service Disruptions by Country

March 18th, 2020

Today, March 18, 2020, the USPS has announced additional mail disruptions for international postal services. Six countries have announced the suspension of some or all classes and six have announced disrupted service. Be advised that USPS packages sent to these locations will be affected. For a full list of all international service disruptions visit the USPS Service Alerts Page. For the latest news about how coronavirus is affecting the mailing and shipping industry see the Stamps.com Coronvirus Updates Page.

Suspended Service

Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands Postal Service has suspended the processing of all letter-post, parcel-post, and EMS items from March 20, 2020, through April 12, 2020.

French Polynesia
OPT PF – FARE RATA is currently not accepting letter-post, parcel-post or EMS items until March 31, 2020.

Lebanon
LibanPost has suspended outbound mail services to all international destinations.

Maldives
Maldives Post has announced all inbound and outbound mail services are suspended until March 28, 2020.

Mongolia
Mongol Post is temporarily closing its international mail center until April 1, 2020. All inbound and outbound international mail has been suspended.

Tunisia
La Poste Tunisienne has suspended all inbound and outbound mail services until international flights in and out of Tunisia have been restored.

Service Disruptions

Chile
CorreosChile has announced several service changes will go into effect until further notice. International outbound mail has been suspended to all countries except Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Uruguay. International inbound mail addressed to Easter Island will no longer be accepted. Delays should be expected for all inbound international mail. Signature on delivery for inbound international mail has temporarily been suspended.

Germany
Deutsche Post has suspended signature on delivery service. Items that would typically require the recipients’ signature will now be deposited in the recipient’s mailbox or in a secure location.

Honduras
Empresa de Correos de Honduras (Honducor) has announced the distribution of international mail will be subject to major delays until further notice.

Jamaica
Jamaica Post has advised that it will be unable to guarantee delivery standards at the current time. Customers should expect delays.

Philippines
Philippine Postal Corporation will accept incoming mail until the total lockdown of international air and sea transport on March 20, 2020. Additionally, all post offices in areas placed under quarantine are closed.

Romania
Poșta Română has announced that customers should expect delays for all inbound and outbound international mail items.

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