Bermuda

4-17-20

Effective April 17, 2020, the U.S. Postal Service will temporarily suspend international mail acceptance to destinations where transportation is unavailable due to impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions into the area. Customers are asked to refrain from mailing items addressed to Bermuda until further notice.

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.

For already deposited items, other than Global Express Guarantee (GXG®), Postal Service employees will endorse the items as “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender” and then place them in the mail stream for return.

For any returned item bearing a customs form, the Postal Service will, upon request, refund postage and fees on mail returned due to the suspension of service.

For all other returned items not bearing a customs declarations form, the Postal Service will, upon request, refund postage and fees on mail returned due to the suspension of service, or the sender may re-mail them with the existing postage once service has been restored. When remailing under this option, customers must cross out the markings “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender.”

Unless otherwise noted, service suspensions to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail.

USPS is closely monitoring the situation and will continue to update customers until the situation returns to normal.

3-23-20

Bermuda Post Office advises that measures taken to minimize spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), including closures of many public institutions and businesses and suspension of flights into Bermuda, are having a direct impact on postal operations and service quality. Therefore, Bermuda Post Office is declaring a situation of force majeure with regard to all international mail as a result of the global spread of COVID-19.