Six International Carriers Extend Service Alterations

April 20th, 2020 Comments off

Today, April 20, 2020, the USPS received communications from six international carriers announcing extensions of existing service alterations and one new service alteration. Be advised that USPS packages sent to these locations may be affected. For a full list of all international service disruptions visit the Stamps.com Coronvirus Updates Page.

Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands Postal Service has extended the suspension of all postal operations until May 4, 2020. 

Curaçao
Cpost International N.V. has extended the suspension of all postal operations until April 27, 2020.

France
La Poste has advised customers that the French Government has extended its orders to combat the spread of coronavirus until May 11, 2020. As a result, La Poste will extend its previously announced service alterations.

Jordan
Jordan Post Company has advised that at this time outbound letter mail can only be sent to Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab ‎Emirates and the United Kingdom. Express Mail Service is available to all international destinations with the exception of  India. Additionally, all items destined to Jordan are being sanitized, and no signatures are being required for letter-post, parcel-post or EMS items.

Maldives
Maldives Post has extended the suspension of all postal operations until May 3, 2020, or until further notice.

Portugal
CTT Correios de Portugal has extended measures aimed at combating the spread of coronavirus until May 2, 2020.

Rwanda
The National Postal Corporation (Iposita) has extended the suspension of all postal operations until April 30, 2020.

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USPS Extends Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Delivery Times

April 17th, 2020 Comments off

The USPS has announced that, due to a reduction in domestic transport availability, Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service shipments may require more time to be delivered. These changes to domestic mail class delivery times go into effect today, April 17, 2020.

USPS Priority Mail

Priority Mail packages with two and three-day delivery commitments have been extended an extra day to three and four days respectively. Priority Mail packages with local one-day delivery commitments will remain the same. Customers using Priority Mail express will still receive standard end-to-end tracking.

USPS Priority Mail Express

Priority Mail Express delivery times will not change—customers can still expect one to two-day delivery.

USPS First-Class Package Service

First-Class Package Service packages with two and three-day delivery commitments have been extended an extra day to three and four days respectively.

For a full list of all USPS service changes and international service disruptions visit the Stamps.com Coronvirus Updates Page.

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USPS Suspends International Mail to Six Countries

April 15th, 2020 Comments off

Beginning April 17, 2020, the USPS will temporarily not accept mail to six additional international destinations. Including these new countries, the total number of international destinations suspended now stands at 73. For a full list of service disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic visit the Stamps.com Coronvirus Updates Page.

  • Bermuda
  • Cape Verde
  • Oman
  • South Sudan
  • Swaziland (Eswatini)
  • Yemen

Additionally, the USPS has revived communications from international postal services regarding delivery advisories due to coronavirus.

Colombia
Servicios Postales Nacionales S.A. 4-72, has advised that there continues to be significant delays in all of its international inbound and outbound mail services.

Georgia
Georgian Post has extended the suspension of signatures services and delivery standards until May 10, 2020.

Honduras
Empresa de Correos de Honduras (Honducor) has extended the suspension of mail services until April 19, 2020.

Ireland
An Post is currently only able to send outbound international mail to destinations where transportation is unavailable. For more details see the An Post Coronavirus Information Page.

Italy
Poste Italiane will continue extended measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 until May 3, 2020. These measures include the suspension of signature service and service standards, limitations on the size and weight of parcels, and changes to the number delivery attempts that will be made before a package is returned to sender.

Mauritius
Mauritius Post has extended the suspension of mail services until May 4, 2020.

Nepal
Nepal Post has extended the suspension of mail services until April 30, 2020.

Sri Lanka
Department of Posts has extended the suspension of mail services until April 20, 2020.

Jamaica
Jamaica Post has extended the suspension of service standards until further notice.

United Arab Emirates
Emirates Post will conduct contactless deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Deliveries to residences will require confirmation of the recipient’s name.

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Five International Postal Carriers Announce Coronavirus Updates

April 14th, 2020 Comments off

Five international postal services announced altered or suspended service due to the coronavirus pandemic. For more information about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting global postal networks, visit the Stamps.com Coronvirus Updates Page.

Cuba 
Correos de Cuba has suspended all international mail service until further notice.

Iran
Iran National Post is currently unable to send outbound international mail to a growing number of destinations. At this time international mail can only be sent to destinations where transportation is available.

Maldives
Maldives Post is suspending the processing of outbound international mail service until further notice.

Peru
Servicios Postales del Perú – SERPOST S.A, has extended the suspension of all mail services until April 26, 2020.

Saudi Arabia
SaudiPost Corporation has resumed all postal services effective April 12, 2020.

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Madagascar, Philippines, South Africa, and South Korea Provide Service Advisories

April 10th, 2020 Comments off

Today, April 10, 2020, the USPS received communications from international carriers regarding service alterations due to coronavirus. Be advised that USPS packages sent to these locations may be affected. For a full list of all international service disruptions visit the Stamps.com Coronvirus Updates Page.

Madagascar
Paositra Malagasy has advised that the Government of Madagascar has extended the state of emergency until April 19, 2020. At this time all mail delivery has been suspended.

Philippines
Philippine Postal Corporation has announced the period of quarantine has been extended until April 30, 2020. All post offices in areas placed under quarantine are closed.

South Africa
South African Post Office Ltd. has advised that the government the lockdown has been extended until April 30, 2020. Normal services are due to resume as of May 4, 2020.

South Korea
Korea Post has suspended outbound mail services to Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guam, Hawaii, Iceland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Turkey, Uganda, and Zambia until further notice.

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