:postcard: Mail Suspension Alerts

I was checking the mail suspension information on the site of Italian Post here, and it seems that there’s a difference from the list in the Postal Monitor: mail from Italy to Eswatini is not suspended, while mail from Italy to Anguilla is suspended. Thank you :blush:


Romania reopens correspondence shipping to Israel.

Începând cu 30.10.2023 traficul poștal pentru corespondență și colete cu destinația Israel va fi reluat. Traficul EMS rămâne închis.

They were too lazy to make a news item out of it, so they just added it as a news crawl on the main page. So much for trackability… :roll_eyes:

Translation: Starting with Oct 30th, postal traffic to Israel resumes for correspondence and packages; EMS traffic is still closed.


I just checked the Postal Monitor and compared it to the official source for Germany and it seems that delivery to Dominica, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Samoa, Tokelau, Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, Libya and Vanuatu is possible again.

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Polish Post announced that exchange with Israel is suspended.

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Thank you for the heads up about this — this has been updated on the Postal Monitor.

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Seems they have updated the image instead of replacing the whole file as they usually do. I hope they don’t start doing that as it is a pain to track changes within images.

Thank you for bring it up: the route Poland to Israel has been blocked.

Besides Italy and Poland (thank you @isabetta and @Frutina),
Postal Monitor has been updated for:
Albania, Australia, Belgium, Christmas Is., Cocos Is., Costa Rica, France, Germany, Jamaica, Korea (South), Latvia, Norfolk Is., Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Vatican.

@JustARandomSquid Thank you for the note on the translation.
@david104370 Thank you. It was updated on Nov 1 (local time).
@1nt Thank you for contacting the post operator and clarifying which list to follow. Sorry, I missed it in your first post. I corrected Nigeri =Niger.
@lamelemon thank you for the clarification. The updated list says “Israel (doar pentru trimiterile EMS).” I was not sure if that meant only EMS was available or not available.
@Ephyra Thank you for the report. It was a major update for Germany.


Postal Monitor was updated for:
Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Japan, UAE.

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Incidentally, as we have just been joined by a member from North Korea, should someone look into establishing a postal monitor page for North Korea?

Postal Monitor was updated for:
Denmark, Faroe Is., Lithuania, Russia, Tajikistan, Uruguay.


should someone look into establishing a postal monitor page for North Korea?

Postal Monitor is based on official announcements from a postal operators or a government agency.
Unless the country provides the list of suspended destinations, it will not be included in 'Postal Monitor ( we usually do not update based on few personal experiences).

Unfortunately some countries neither provide the list nor respond to our inquires - they are not listed on Postal Monitor.
On the other hand, when a country sends to everywhere in the world, they are not listed either.

As far as I know, there is not a website or contact information for North Korean Postal Service.

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Hi all,

After some discussion within our chilean group, we reached out to the Correos de Chile and they provided us with an updated list via instagram chat.

CC: Australia and the Philippines have service.
Me: So, these countries don’t have service: Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Fiji, Iraq, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Yemen.
CC: Do you need anything esle?
Me: No, that’s it
Me: Thanks

Also keep in mind that the only country specifically mentioned on the website without service is Israel (see @maxmorgado 's comment on Oct 12th). This was confirmed last week when I talked with my 2 local post offices.


Cocos Keeling Island have the same suspended countries than the Australian Post. For example Russia and Belarus will not be delivered.

This was confirmed personel to me by the post office on West Island / Cocos Keeling Island today.

Many thanks and best greetings!

I left out two countries from the figure. Now I corrected


South Korean post office has announced that letters can now be sent to these countries.


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Hong Kong 17 Nov 2023
Press Release Here

Mail is resumed to:

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Mongolia
  • North Macedonia
  • Panama



Chunghwa Post announced that Air Letter-Post and Air Parcel Service to Mauritius、Tonga、Fiji and French Polynesia will be resumed from December 1, 2023.



Postal Monitor was updated for:
Australia, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Chile, Christmas Is., Cocos Is., Germany, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Jordan, Korea (South), Maldives, Norfolk Is., Norway, Portugal, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden.

Thank you for contacting Correos de Chile.
We received a different answer from them. Maybe the list was updated very recently?
They also checked the remaining 219 destinations and told me that no other routes were suspended besides the list below. The service to Israel was resumed and the banner on the website has been removed.

Thank you for the URL and the attached image.
Korea Post used to have 항공통상 (airmail) and 선편통상(surface).
It looks like they no longer separate them. “통상” on the new list means airmail?

Thank you for the report.

'Postal Monitor will be updated on or after December 1. Thank you.


Yes, you’re right. But first of all, this is a notice regarding airmail and parcel.
Additionally, Korea Post do not provide surface mail to the countries on this list.

Pošte Srpske (Bosnia and Herzegovina) updated the international shipping list. The names of the countries marked in red are those where there were changes in status. The list goes in effect as of 27th of November 2023.


Poste Italiane published a new update on 23rd November 2023.

Italy :it: blocked mail to Namibia.
New total of suspended countries: 11

:arrow_right: San Marino :san_marino: - Poste San Marino has no new updates, we can keep the Postal Monitor in sync with the suspensions by Poste Italiane.
:arrow_right: Vatican :vatican_city: - Poste Vaticane has no new updates either, we can keep the Postal Monitor in sync with the suspensions by Poste Italiane.

Thank you!

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I agree that it is a mystery why the U.S. Postal Service will not accept mail to your country. I tried once or twice before to mail you a letter via Singapore. It worked only once. Anyway, I hope you and your family are well. Regards, JIM [JamesC]