COVID shipping delays

US customers and most of the world should expect business more-or-less as usual, but:

The USPS received notice that various postal operators are no longer able to process or deliver international mail or services originating from the United States due to service disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As a result, the USPS is currently unable to accept items destined for affected countries at any Post Office® or postal facility location, effective April 3 and until further notice. Any mail or parcels received  and destined for one of the countries listed below will be held at their facilities until the suspension is lifted. This temporary service suspension affects the following countries:

  1. Botswana
  2. Cayman Islands
  3. Chad
  4. Ecuador
  5. Fiji
  6. French Polynesia
  7. Honduras
  8. India
  9. Kuwait
  10. Libya
  11. Madagascar
  12. Maldives
  13. Mongolia
  14. New Caledonia
  15. Panama
  16. Peru
  17. Samoa
  18. Saudi Arabia
  19. South Africa
  20. Bolivia
  21. Sri Lanka
  22. Zimbabwe

Please visit the USPS’ International Service Alerts page for the most up to date information.

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.