Maldives Post advises that it is extending the suspension of all inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel post and EMS items) processing through April 11, 2020 in accordance with government measures adopted as a precaution against spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Moreover, access to postal outlets is subject to restrictions. This will have a major impact on operations and, consequently, on quality of service for all types of mail. The disruption is expected to continue until the pandemic is over. Service delivery standards cannot be guaranteed and a situation of force majeure has been declared. Maldives Post has stopped accepting international mail items to all destinations until the situation returns to normal.


Temporary Service Suspension The U.S. Postal Service 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 Postal Service is currently unable to accept items destined for Maldives at any Post Office or postal facility location, effective April 3 until further notice. Customers are asked to refrain from entering items addressed to Maldives into the USPS system effective immediately.

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 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 remail 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.