International service disruptions

  • Australia

    Australia Post advises that severe weather and bushfires in regional New South Wales are affecting mail collection and delivery for postcode areas 2424, 2427, 2428, 2429, 2430, 2443 and 2446. There also will be impacts on mail flows into and out of Australia due to transportation difficulties in the area.

  • Israel

    Israel Post advises that mail collection and delivery services have been disrupted in central and southern regions.

  • Chile

    Chile’s post advises there are delays in processing and delivery of inbound and outbound mail due to social and political unrest in the country since Oct. 20.

  • Hong Kong

    Hongkong Post advises that the processing and delivery of all inbound and outbound mail have been disrupted due to a series of public events. The disruption is expected to continue for several days.
  • Spain

    Spain post advises that collection and delivery services have been disrupted in the following areas due to severe rain and flooding:

    • Alicante (03000-03999)
    • Almería (04000-04999)
    • Murcia 30000-30999)
  • Thailand

    Thailand Post advises operations have resumed in all postcode areas following disruptions caused by flooding.

  • China

    Typhoon Lekima hit Shanghai and neighboring Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Shandong provinces Aug. 8-10, causing flight delays and cancellations that affected processing and delivery of both inbound and outbound mail.

  • Nepal

    Nepal Post advises that the general post office in Kathmandu is being relocated from Sundhara (postcode 44600) to Dillibajar (44605). As a result, the office will be closed for parcels and express mail service Aug. 9-14. Letter services will be available

  • Lebanon

    Lebanon’s post advises operations at its post offices and facilities are suspended due to demonstrations and road blockages in various cities.

  • Finland

    Finland’s post has declared an embargo on inbound and outbound airmail due to a strike by postal workers. The strike began Nov. 11 and is expected to last through Nov. 24.

  • France

    France’s post advises that mail and package delivery will be disrupted Aug. 24-26 in the following locations due to the G7 summit in Biarritz:

    • No mail and package delivery in Biarritz (postal codes 642XX).
    • Delivery delays in Hendaye, Ascain, Mouguerre, St. Martin de Seignanx, Boucau and Tarnos (postal codes 64300, 64310, 64700, 64900, 40390, 40220).
  • Afghanistan

    Afghan Post advises it is working to restart operations following a terrorist attack on its headquarters on April 13. Services impacted include customs and international outbound mail and the technical systems that support movement of this mail.

  • Syria

    The Postal Service has suspended mail service to Syria due to transportation issues.

    The suspension affects Express Mail International, Priority Mail International, First-Class Mail International, First-Class Package International Service, International Priority Airmail, International Surface Air Lift and M-Bag shipments.

    Mail addressed to Syria will be returned to sender. The Postal Service appreciates regrets any inconvenience due to this temporary service suspension.
  • Ukraine

    In January 2015, the Ukrainian postal operator (Ukrposhta) advised that delivery services have been suspended for international mail addressed to certain localities in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine (generally in the postal code ranges 83001-87650 and 91001-94870). The specific localities and postal codes where service is suspended are listed on Ukrposhta’s website:

    That web-site notes that international postal items to the above localities may be sent as Poste Restante (General Delivery) to post offices in localities that are controlled by Ukrainian government authorities, and provides instructions for addressing such items.

    Delivery services for international mail addressed to Crimea (postal codes in the range 95000–99999) are still suspended.

    The temporary suspension affects 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 Global Express Guaranteed® Service

    Effective immediately, United States Postal Service (USPS) can no longer accept Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) shipments to certain cities in the Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions in Ukraine. View the list of cities to which GXG service is temporarily suspended.