As of September 3rd, 2021, the USPS has suspended the following international services from the United States to Australia due to recent outbreaks of COVID-19:
First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®)
Commercial ePacket (CeP)
International Priority Airmail® (IPA®) packets
International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®) packets
As of October 1st, 2021 the USPS has suspended all services from the United States to New Zealand.
All shipments after this date will be returned to sender.
To avoid a disruption in service, we recommend shipping your Australia and New Zealand packages via UPS or GlobalPost.
For already shipped items, other than Global Express Guarantee® (GXG®), USPS employees will endorse the items as “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender” and then place them in the mail stream for return.
Unless otherwise noted, service suspensions to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail.
First-Class Package International Service
First-Class Package International Service offers the best rates for lightweight shipments. Service is provided for shipments up to 4 lbs. [Learn more about USPS First-Class Package Service].
This is an international service. International mail originates in the United States and is transported to another country. This excludes U.S. territories and military posts destinations (which are considered domestic).
First-Class Package International Service and [First-Class Mail International] are unique services offered by the USPS. First-Class Package International Service may be used to ship merchandise, but First-Class Mail International may not.
Commercial pricing is a discounted postage rate, lower than Retail pricing. It is only available to qualifying shippers, including ShippingEasy subscribers. [Learn more about USPS Commercial pricing].
First-Class Mail International rates varies based on weight, destination (Country Price Group), and rate class.
This service uses parcel weight to determine postage costs. Costs increase as weight increases.
USPS uses Country Price Groups to calculate shipping rates for international shipments. The shipment destination determines the Country Price Group. [Learn more about Country Price Groups].
USPS rates changed January 24, 2021. Learn more about 2021 rates.
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