Due to the international coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is limiting, restricting or delaying shipments to more than 100 countries on a temporary basis due to the unavailability of service in those locations.
The lack of international mail and cargo flights or other transportation to and from international destinations is also affecting deliveries. While the situation is easing somewhat and delivery times are shrinking, we are still experiencing delays to some regions.
As a result, the International Lunar Lands Registry (Lunar Registry) is holding documents packets that were planned for delivery to about 110 countries in which either the foreign postal operator service is suspended, or transportation to those countries is unavailable. Packets will be shipped immediately upon the resumption of service.
India, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, the Philippines and South Africa are among the nations affected due to delays, suspension or restriction of service involving international parcels. Please click here for the full list of affected locations. At this time, several countries, including India, are limiting inbound flights from affected countries, including the United States.
Shipments within the United States and to Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand are not currently restricted or suspended. Impacts on service quality for inbound and outbound mail are expected, however, due to the health emergency, according to postal bulletins.
In addition, we note that other international carriers, including UPS, DHL and FedEx, are also experiencing delayed service to many of the same countries. In some cases, these carriers are only offering non-guaranteed express service without specified delivery dates. The Lunar Registry does not offer express delivery via UPS or FedEx unless the client selects to use their own shipping account.
Click here for locations affected by the current postal service suspension.