International Mail

International Mail: Temporary Suspension of Mail Service to Certain Destinations in Ukraine

Effective April 11, 2014, the Postal Service™ temporarily suspended mail service to the Crimea and Sevastopol in Ukraine.

This USPS® suspension follows action by the Ukrainian State Postal Enterprise (Ukrposhta), which informed the Universal Postal Union (UPU) that Ukrposhta has suspended delivery services for international mail addressed to the Crimea (postal codes in the range 95000–99999), Ukraine.

Until further notice, all Post Office™ and other acceptance locations must not accept any mail destined to the Crimea, Ukraine. This temporary suspension affects the following services: Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG), Priority Mail Express International®, Priority Mail International®, First-Class Mail International®, First-Class Package International Service™, International Priority Airmail® (IPA®), International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®), and M-Bag® items.

For already deposited items addressed to these destinations, Postal Service employees must endorse them “Mail Service Temporarily Suspended — Return to Sender” and then place them in the mailstream for return.

For all returned items, the Postal Service will, upon request, refund postage and fees on mail returned due to the temporary suspension of service.