It was not just holidaymakers who were left stranded as a result of the Icelandic volcano eruption, as the United States Postal Service (USPS) also experienced disruption to its international shipments.
However, the organization has reported that, thanks to temporary flight restrictions being lifted, service has now returned to normal.
The news means that guarantees offered by USPS for Express Mail International and Global Express Guaranteed have now resumed.
Pranab Shah, managing director and vice president of Global Business, thanked USPS customers for their patience in the matter.
"It was an unprecedented situation and despite the challenges, we were able to establish alternate transportation channels to keep mail moving both inbound and outbound to many areas of the continent," he added.
The postal service has advised customers that they can keep up to date with the status of any mail they have sent via its website.
Other online services which may prove useful are the online address verification
tool, which helps US citizens to ensure that address data is correct before sending post.
Posted by Rachel Wheeler