Keeping you informed about classification and mailing standards of the United States Postal Service
International Service Suspension Notice – effective October 15, 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 15, 2021, the Postal Service will suspend international mail acceptance to destinations where transportation is unavailable due to widespread cancellations and restrictions into the area.
Customers are asked to refrain from mailing items addressed to the following countries, until further notice:
- Central African Republic
- Sierra Leone
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 the 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. Customers may 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 about this announcement, please contact Customer Service via this Zendesk ticket system.
~Linda Sorna, Client Care Manage