Unfortunately, many countries' postal services aren't accepting shipments from USPS due to the ongoing pandemic, regional conflict, or other factors. Until further notice, USPS isn't accepting inbound mail or packages addressed to the following countries:
Countries not accepting packages from USPS:
Lao People's Democratic Republic
New Zealand (Priority Mail International & Priority Mail International Flat Rate are currently not accepted)
Papua New Guinea
Russian Federation (due to conflict in the region)
Syrian Arab Republic
What happens if I already shipped a package to one of these countries?
Until these countries begin accepting shipments again, if USPS packages are shipped to these destinations they will be returned to sender. To help you save time & hassle, Pirate Ship will prevent you from purchasing USPS labels for these destinations until shipments are being accepted again.
You can find the latest information on international service disruptions from USPS here: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm
Chat with us for a credit for any returned packages
If you've had a USPS package returned from one of these destinations, chat with us using the blue button on the bottom right of your screen so we can credit your account 👍
Ship with UPS in the meantime
Now that Pirate Ship offers UPS® labels at pre-negotiated discounts, you can use any of the UPS international services to ship to any of these countries! It's only USPS restricting packages to these destinations, so if you need to get a package to any of the above countries, you can do it with UPS 🎉
Learn more about getting started with UPS on Pirate Ship.
Have any questions? Chat with our Support Crew and we'll lend a hook 😃