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USPS SUSPENDS MAIL SERVICE TO ISRAEL

The Postal Service will temporarily suspend international mail acceptance for certain destinations due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective May 21, 2021, the Postal Service will suspend international mail acceptance to destinations where transportationis unavailable due to widespread cancellations and restrictions into the area.

Customers are asked to refrain from mailing items addressed to the following country, until further notice:

•Israel

This service disruption 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.

Unless otherwise noted, service suspensions to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail. For already deposited items, other than Global Express Guarantee® (GXG®), Postal Service International Service Center (ISC) employees will endorse the items as “Mail Service Suspended —Return to Sender” and then place them in the mail stream for return.Due to COVID-19, international shipping has been suspended to many countries.According to DMM 604.9.2.3, customers are entitled to a full refund of their postage costs when service to the country of destination is suspended.

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