Mail Service Delays to Italy Due to Temporary Service Suspension

On February 24, 2020, the Postal Service received notification from Poste Italiane that mail service will be temporarily suspended to designated areas in Italy due to recent cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

The postal code locations affected by the temporary service suspension include:

Service Delays to Italy Due to Temporary Service Suspension (February 26, 2020)

In addition to the above-listed locations, delivery may also be affected in neighboring areas as a result of the precautionary temporary closure, by local order or individual initiative, of public institutions (schools, universities, nurseries, theatres, etc.), or businesses open to the public (restaurants, cafes, etc.).

As a convenience for customers, the United States Postal Service will continue to accept and process mail destined for the affected areas. This mail will be held within Poste Italiane’s network and will be delivered once mail service is restored. Customers should expect delays in delivery times to the affected locations.

The suspension affects Priority Mail Express International (PMEI), Priority Mail International (PMI), First-Class Mail International (FCMI), First-Class Package International Service(FCPIS), International Priority Airmail (IPA), International Surface Air Lift (ISAL), and M-Bag items.

USPS customers can avoid service disruptions by sending letters and packages using the date-certain international shipping option — Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) service. GXG service is available online at and at thousands of participating USPS retail locations.

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