Mailing to Cuba

The United States Postal Service announced in March an update to their relationship with Cuba. For the first time in more than 50 years, the USPS has resumed direct transportation of mail service with the country.


The first mail flight on March 17, 2016, included a letter from President Barack Obama to a 76-year old resident of Cuba who had corresponded with him encouraging renewed interaction with Cuba.

U.S. customers can now send the following types of mail to Cuba:

  • First-Class Mail International Items, such as postcards and letter size envelopes
  • First-Class Package International Service Items
  • Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes
  • Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes
    * Priority Mail International parcel service is not available.

This change is in an effort to improve service for businesses and customers. Many shipments to Cuba requires you to file with the U.S. Census Bureau. You should also refer to IMM 510, 520, and 530, and Publication 699.

As with all international mailing, each country establishes a list of items that are prohibited. For more information about this list, click here.

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