Postal service

United States Postal Service suspends mail deliveries to New Zealand

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has suspended mail deliveries to New Zealand due to transportation unavailability.

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The USPS said on its website that it is temporarily suspending international mail acceptance for a number of destinations.

He said this was due to “impacts related to the Covid-19 pandemic and other unrelated service disruptions”.

New Zealand and 21 other countries have been listed as suspended due to “unavailability of transportation”.

Australia and Samoa were also among the suspended destinations.

The USPS asked customers to “refrain from sending items addressed to the countries listed here, until further notice.”

Discontinued USPS services to New Zealand included Priority Mail, First Class Parcel, Airmail and Surface Mail.

He said military and diplomatic mail would not be affected unless otherwise specified.

In September last year, New Zealand Post announced that the USPS had increased mail and parcel delivery charges, which meant that the cost of sending mail to the United States would “rise significantly”. .

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