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US Postal Service to Resume Mail Service to Cuba

The United States Postal Service announced Thursday it will resume direct mail service to and from Cuba for the first time in more than five decades.

Thursday's announcement applies to customers in the U.S., who can now send first-class postcards, letter-sized envelopes and packages to Cuba, along with Priority Mail Flat Rate envelopes and small Flat Rate boxes, according to the USPS.

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

The historic move comes just three days before President Barack Obama becomes the first sitting president to visit Cuba in more than 80 years. According to the White House, the first flight carrying direct mail from the U.S. to Cuba took off Wednesday.

For a list of mailing conditions to Cuba, visit the USPS International Mail Manual.

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