Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory
January 25, 2021
UPDATE 127: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19
On January 25, 2021, the Postal Service received notifications from various postal operators regarding changes in international mail services due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The following countries have provided updates to certain mail services:
Czech Republic UPDATE: Česká Pošta s.p. has advised that, owing to a worsening of the health situation and an increase in the number of infected people, the country’s authorities have decided to extend the general lockdown until at least February 14, 2021. Česká Pošta is continuing to provide postal services, however, quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter post, parcel post and EMS) cannot be guaranteed. As a result, force majeure remains in place with respect to quality of service.
Slovakia UPDATE: Slovenská pošta has advised that the Slovakian Government has extended the general lockdown until at least February 7, 2021. The processing and delivery of all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) will continue to be affected, and Slovenská pošta is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. Consequently, force majeure remains until further notice.
Unless otherwise noted, service updates to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail.
These service updates affect 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 https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm