Mongolia’s post advises that the government has introduced additional lockdown measures through Jan. 6 because of increasing COVID-19 cases. There are impacts to air and road transport. The post is accepting all types of mail to a reduced number of destinations, including the United States.
Mongolia’s post advises that it is able to exchange outbound and inbound international airmail (letters, parcels and express mail service) through Tokyo, Seoul, Istanbul and Frankfurt.
Mongol Post advises that the suspension of all international flights to and from Ulaanbaatar is still ongoing. However, MIAT Mongolian Airlines is currently operating weekly cargo flights between Ulaanbaatar and Seoul, Korea (Rep.). Mongol Post therefore requests that partner postal operators send their letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items for Mongolia via Seoul. Mongol Post is operating normally and is ready to deliver all types of mail with minimal delay.
Mongol Post advises that all international flights to and from Ulaanbaatar are suspended until April 30. The international mail processing center will remain closed until May 1. This closure may be extended, depending on available transport capacity.
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 Mongolia at any Post Office or postal facility location, effective April 3 until further notice. Customers are asked to refrain from entering items addressed to Mongolia 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.