International mail service announcements
Events outside New Zealand Post's control may affect delivery times for mail sent to and from New Zealand to some international destinations. There may also be items that we are temporarily unable to accept.
For all international delivery targets see our world zones.
Thailand mail delivery delays - 4 October 2013
Various areas in Thailand are currently affected by heavy rain and flooding. As a result, mail operations and delivery of postal items (letters, parcels) are subject to delays, and some post offices in the affected areas cannot open as usual.
USA mail delivery - 2 October 2013
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is operating as normal during the federal government shutdown.
Syria mail delivery delays - 12 March 2013
Due to continuing unrest we are experiencing delays with mail delivery to Syria. We hope to restore our regular service as soon as possible.
Items we are temporarily not accepting
Due to circumstances outside of our control, we are not accepting the following items until further notice:
- Toner cartridges sent to any international destination.
- Parcels sent to Russia using international Express Courier (documents can still be sent to Russia using this service).
- Passports sent to India using International Express Courier.