April 15 – COVID-19 Update

Here’s the latest information regarding changes in international mail services due to COVID-19.

Access Worldwide has contingency plans in place to handle these country suspensions. Any suspended countries will be diverted to a special hold area and kept by country and by day. Once the suspensions are lifted we will enter the mail at that time. Access Worldwide will continue to receive and hold all mail until such time when we are able to send it.We are set up to handle this country by country, so that we can release each country‚Äôs mail as soon as they are able to accept it.

The following country has announced the resumption of mail services:

Saudi Arabia UPDATE: Saudi Post Corporation has advised that all postal services have resumed effective April 12, 2020. Until further notice, Saudi Post cannot guarantee quality of service for delivery times and other quality standards.  

The Postal Service will temporarily suspend international mail acceptance to destinations where air and sea transportation is unavailable due to widespread cancellations and restrictions into the area:

  1. Angola
  2. Benin
  3. Bolivia
  4. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  5. Botswana
  6. Burundi
  7. Cameroon
  8. Cayman Islands
  9. Chad
  10. Cook Islands
  11. Costa Rica
  12. Cuba
  13. Curacao
  14. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  15. Ecuador
  16. Fiji
  17. French Polynesia
  18. Gambia
  19. Guatemala
  20. Guinea Bissau
  21. Guyana
  22. Honduras
  23. India
  24. Kenya
  25. Kiribati
  26. Kuwait
  27. Kyrgyzstan
  28. Laos
  29. Lebanon
  30. Lesotho
  31. Libya
  32. Madagascar
  33. Malawi
  34. Maldives
  35. Mauritius
  36. Moldova
  37. Mongolia
  38. Mozambique
  39. Nepal
  40. New Caledonia
  41. New Guinea
  42. Panama
  43. Papua New Guinea
  44. Paraguay
  45. Peru
  46. Republic of the Congo
  47. Rwanda
  48. Samoa
  49. Senegal
  50. Seychelles
  51. Solomon Islands
  52. South Africa
  53. Sri Lanka
  54. Sudan
  55. Tajikistan
  56. Tanzania
  57. Timor-Leste
  58. Tonga
  59. United Arab Emirates
  60. Uganda
  61. Uruguay
  62. Vanuatu
  63. Venezuela
  64. Zambia
  65. Zimbabwe

As always, we are available to discuss at your convenience. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about these new developments.