Keeping you informed about classification and mailing standards of the United States Postal Service
International Service Suspension Notice – effective October 1, 2021
The Postal Service™ will temporarily suspend international mail acceptance for certain destinations due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Effective October 1, 2021, the Postal Service will suspend international mail acceptance to
Australia until further notice due to unavailable transportation.
Customers are asked to refrain from mailing the following services to Australia until further notice:
- Airmail M-bags – effective 10/1
- International Priority Airmail (IPA) M-bags – effective 10/1
- International Surface Air Lift (ISAL) M-bags – effective 10/1
- Priority Mail International (PMI) – previously suspended 9/17
- First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS) – previously suspended 9/3
- Commercial ePacket (CeP) – previously suspended 9/3
- International Priority Airmail (IPA) Packets – previously suspended 9/3
- International Surface Air Lift (ISAL) Packets – previously suspended 9/3
Unless otherwise noted, service suspensions to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail.
The Postal Service is closely monitoring the situation and will continue to update customers until the situation returns to normal. Please visit our International Service Alerts page for the most up to date information: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/?utm_source=residential&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=res_to_intl
The Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) and DMM Advisories are available on Postal Explorer® (pe.usps.com)
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact Customer Service via this Zendesk ticket system.
~Linda Sorna, Client Care Manager