News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The United States Postal Service resumes acceptance of mail to Bermuda starting today (August 21).

A US Consulate spokesperson said: “International mail services have been disrupted since March after a variety safety measures were put in place to minimize the spread of COVID-19, both locally and internationally. This includes the suspension of flights and reduced frequency of aircraft coming to the island.

“In addition to Bermuda, the USPS is resuming mail services to 14 other countries including Angola, Dominican Republic, Ivory Coast, French Polynesia, Rwanda, Cameroon, Gambia, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guyana, Uganda, Dominica, Haiti, and Zimbabwe.

“The following mail classes are available in the list of resumed services:- Priority Mail Express International (PMEI), Priority Mail International (PMI), First-Class Mail International (FCMI), First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS), International Priority Airmail [(PA), International Surface Air Lift (ISAL), and M-Bag items.

“The Postal Service is closely monitoring service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to update customers until the situation returns to normal.”

US Consul General Lee Rizzuto said: “Thank you to the United States Postal Service, Delta Airlines, and everyone involved in assisting with the resumption of U.S. mail services to Bermuda. This has been a great inconvenience for many, and I am pleased to announce a solution.”