USPS Temporarily Suspends Package Service to Australia

Liz Morton
Liz Morton


eBay has posted an announcement informing sellers that USPS has temporarily suspended package service to Australia effective immediately due to COVID-19.

USPS to suspend package services to Australia effective immediately
As of Friday, September 3, 2021, USPS will temporarily suspend some international services to Australia. This suspension is due to COVID-19 transportation cancellations and restrictions. Impacted services include the the following: First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS) Commercial ePac…

Impacted services include the following:

  • First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS)
  • Commercial ePacket(CeP)
  • International Priority Airmail(IPA)
  • PacketsInternational Surface Air Lift (ISAL) Packets

According to eBay, USPS has also confirmed all packages which have not been processed by the International Service Center (ISC) will be processed as “Return to Sender”.

eBay international standard delivery and GSP are not affected.

For more information, view USPS International Service Alerts page.

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