Direct Access

Direct access is the access to all domestic letter-post services that a designated operator offers to other designated operators that send mail to its country, on conditions identical to those proposed to its national customers (rates, payment procedures, pre-sorting, customs requirements, etc.).

Direct access is mandatory for countries in the terminal dues target system, but optional for new target-system countries and countries in the transitional system.

Please note that the Direct Access Database also includes entries by countries that do not offer direct access, but agreed to provide the International Bureau with information on their domestic services and conditions that may be relevant to dispatching designated operators and/ or with respect to the conduct of studies by the UPU.


The Direct Access Database is password-protected. Only designated operators' representatives can access to it.

To get your ID and password please fill out this online form.

Direct access