USPS Suspends Certain Mail Classes to Australia and New Zealand

With the ongoing Coronavirus situation, USPS announced that it was suspending certain mail classes bound for Australia and New Zealand. This is actually an ongoing situation that began in September 2021 and persists at the time of this writing. The following mail classes are affected by this suspension:

  • First-Class Package International Service*,
  • Priority Mail International (PMI)*,
  • Commercial ePacket,
  • International Priority Airmail,
  • International Priority Airmail,
  • International Surface Air Lift,
  • International Surface Air Lift M-Bags,
  • Airmail M-Bags

Of the above suspended mail classes, the two I have highlighted in bold and with an asterisk are the two that I use most often. Due to this suspension, I am not able to send packages using USPS, so, I have begun to use a different shipping service to get packages out to Australia and New Zealand; Global Post.

Tracking Global Post Packages

Customers from Australia and New Zealand may receive a tracking code that does not register with USPS' tracking program. These codes typically start with "GL" and can be tracked using Global Post's website located here:

Enter the Global Post tracking code into the above tracking tool and you should be able to see the progress of your shipment.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions. International customers who need their parcels to arrive within a tighter timeframe may be interested in UPS shipping, which I do offer at the point of check out.

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