Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

March 9, 2021

UPDATE 142: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On March 9, 2021, OPT-NC, the designated operator of New Caledonia, provided notification that following the detection of the first cases of COVID-19, a strict lockdown has been decreed in New Caledonia until further notice. As a result, for all letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring a signature upon delivery, the signature of the addressee will be replaced by that of the postman/woman or the OPT-NC agent.

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