April 24 COVID-19 Update

On April 23, we received the following updates 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’s mail as soon as they are able to accept it. 

Today, the US Postal Service announced they have utilized sea freight transportation in order to address the issue of limited air transportation. This alternative is for items addressed to the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Sweden
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Switzerland

This option will remain in effect until sufficient air transportation capacity becomes available.

Following is the complete list of temporarily suspended countries (effective on April 24, 2020):


Algeria 
Angola    
Antigua & Barbuda    
Argentina
Aruba    
Azerbaijan    
Bahamas 
Bahrain  
Bangladesh  
Barbados    
Belize  
Benin  
Bermuda         
Bolivia    
Bosnia and Herzegovina        
Botswana
Burkina Faso        
Burundi       
Cameroon                   
Cape Verde                       
Cayman Islands                
Chad   
Chile  
Colombia   
Congo, Democratic Republic of the         
Congo, Republic of the        
Cook Islands        
Costa Rica              
Cuba                 
Curacao   
Dominican Republic         
Ecuador    
Egypt   
Estonia    
Ethiopia   
Faroe Island  
Fiji              
French Polynesia   
Gambia  
Ghana    
Grenada 
Guatemala    
Guinea Bissau  
Guyana 
Haiti       
Honduras        
India  
Iraq 
Israel  
Jamaica
Kazakhstan 
Kenya                   
Kiribati                  
Kuwait              
Kyrgyzstan         
Laos                     
Lebanon                             
Lesotho    
Liberia    
Libya    
Madagascar      
Malawi       
Maldives  
Mauritania       
Mauritius    
Moldova            
Mongolia 
Montenegro 
Morocco   
Mozambique  
Nepal       
New Caledonia
Nicaragua    
Nigeria                
Oman    
Pakistan         
Panama       
Papua New Guinea   
Paraguay                
Peru    
Philippines 
Qatar        
Rwanda    
Samoa    
Saudi Arabia       
Senegal             
Seychelles 
Sierra Leone      
Solomon Islands   
South Africa         
South Sudan              
Sri Lanka 
St. Marten
Suriname   
Sudan  
Swaziland (Eswtini)    
Tajikistan                   
Tanzania                         
Timor-Leste                 
Tonga    
Trinidad & Tobago  
Tunisia  
Turks & Caicos
UAE                   
Uganda                
Uruguay                 
Vanuatu             
Venezuela         
Yemen         
Zambia        
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.