Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

Message board to keep postal customers informed of changes to mailing standards, services, and prices.

January 14, 2022

UPDATE 216: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On January 14, 2022, MaltaPost, the designated operator of Malta, provided notification that, an increase in the COVID-19 infection rate is causing significant staff shortages at key processing and delivery locations.

As a result, it is unable to guarantee normal operations or compliance with standard delivery times.

Unless otherwise noted, service updates to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail.

This service update affects Priority Mail Express International® (PMEI), Priority Mail International® (PMI), First-Class Mail International® (FCMI), First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®), International Priority Airmail® (IPA®), International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®), and M-Bag® items.

The DMM Advisory will continue to provide updates as they are received. For a full list of international service disruptions, please visit