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Mail service to Cuba resumes

Someone holding the Postal Service’s Cuba cancellation stamp
The Postal Service’s Cuba cancellation stamp

USPS has resumed direct transportation of mail service with Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years.

Customers in the United States can send the following types of mail to Cuba: First-Class Mail International items, such as postcards and letter-size envelopes; First-Class Package International Service items; Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes; and Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Boxes.

“The U.S. Postal Service is pleased to participate in the historic direct transportation of mail service with Cuba,” PMG Megan J. Brennan said in a statement. “Moving letter mail and package volume directly between our countries will improve service for businesses and consumers.”

Representatives for the United States and Cuba held discussions last year to re-establish direct postal services between the two countries.

The online USPS International Mail Manual has more information, including a list of mailing conditions to Cuba.

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