Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

February 2, 2021

UPDATE 130: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On February 2, 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:

Barbados UPDATE: Barbados Postal Service has advised that due to the recent spike of COVID-19, the country of Barbados has been placed on a national pause effective February 3–17, 2021. As a result, some flights have been reduced or cancelled. This reduced transportation capacity may lead to delays in both inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items). Therefore, service delivery standards cannot be guaranteed, and the situation of force majeure previously declared remains in place.

Spain UPDATE: Correos y Telégrafos has advised that, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of alert declared by the Spanish Government, force majeure remains in force.

Suriname UPDATE: Suriname Postal Corporation (SURPOST) has advised that, due to the increasing number of COVID-19 infections, the Government of Suriname issued transport restrictions effective January 1, 2021. Therefore, delays are to be expected in the processing and delivery of mail, and it will not always be possible to provide proof of delivery.

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