New security measures


Temporary security measures for mail to the USA

Due to temporary additional security measures taken by the United States Homeland Security Agency, mail destined for the United States and weighing more than 450g may be subject to short delays.

An Post have put alternative transit arrangements in place in order to comply with these new security measures.

Please note that the vast majority of mail from An Post customers to the USA will not be affected. Only mail over 450g will be transported under alternative arrangements and short delays will be caused by longer transit times (1 to 2 days) and increased security measures upon arrival in the USA.

  • Standard and Registered packets over 450g to USA: No change to published International Delivery Times
  • Express, Parcel and some *Courier items over 450g to USA: 1 to 2 days delay on published International Delivery Times

*There will be no delay on the New International Courier Service which is available at selected Post Offices, for more details please see

Regular updates will be available through our Customer Services team and website




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