Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory
February 1, 2021
UPDATE 129: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19
On February 1, 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:
Peru UPDATE: Servicios Postales del Perú - SERPOST S.A, has advised that the state of emergency has been extended until February 14, 2021. All postal services will be affected and force majeure remains until further notice.
Poland UPDATE: Poczta Polska has advised that the Polish Government has implemented a national quarantine throughout Poland. Consequently, the measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 are still in force and will continue to affect its services.
Vanuatu: Vanuatu Post has advised that the Vanuatu Government has declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic until June 30, 2021. Vanuatu Post is able to accept international inbound mail and can export outbound mail. However, postal service quality for international inbound and outbound services and service delivery standards (including delivery times and other quality parameters) cannot be guaranteed until further notice.
Vietnam UPDATE: VNPost has advised that in response to a significant number of new COVID-19 infections, the government has reinforced the measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 effective January 26, 2021. While these measures are in place, VNPost will continue to provide postal services, but will be operating with a reduced workforce, and subject to the new restrictions and safety guidelines. 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 VNPost is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. As a result, force majeure is reinstated 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