Moldova’s post has resumed outbound services to a number of countries in addition to those previously announced, which included the United States. Certain airlines have resumed regular flights to and from Moldova. Designated operators can resume outbound services to the country.
Moldova’s post advises that all postal services have resumed and it is now able to process and deliver inbound and outbound mail. This includes outbound services to the United States.
Moldova’s post advises it is now able to process and deliver inbound mail. A public health emergency is in effect until June 30 and Chisinau International Airport remains closed for regular commercial flights. However, charter flights are operating to various European destinations. The post also has options for surface transport.
Temporary Service Suspension — The Postal Service will temporarily suspend international mail acceptance for certain destinations due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Effective April 7, 2020, the Postal Service has temporarily suspended international mail acceptance to destinations where air and sea transportation is unavailable due to widespread cancellations and restrictions into the area. Customers are asked to refrain from mailing items addressed to Moldova 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 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.
Moldova’s post advises it is suspending processing of all inbound and outbound mail until further notice owing to the suspension of all flights resulting from the outbreak and rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Operations and quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail will be significantly impacted. Therefore, Moldova’s post is declaring a situation of force majeure and ceasing to accept international mail items to all destinations.