Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory
March 24, 2021
UPDATE 148: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19
On March 24, 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:
Brazil UPDATE: Correios has advised that, due to the critical COVID-19 situation in Brazil, the city of São Paulo has decreed an emergency 10-day holiday, from March 26 to April 4, 2021.
Postcode areas impacted:
01000-000 to 05999-999 08000-000 to 08499-999
Given the current restrictions, the Brazilian Post cannot guarantee service delivery standards in the above-mentioned postcodes. This applies to all letter-post, parcel-post and EMS (Express Mail Service) items.
Jamaica UPDATE: Jamaica Post has advised that the Government of Jamaica has extended the national curfew until April 13, 2021. Revised working shifts/hours will continue to apply across the entire postal network, affecting sorting operations and mail delivery. Consequently, the force majeure previously announced continues to apply, with an impact on quality of service for all types of mail, including inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items.
Slovakia UPDATE: Slovenská pošta has advised that, due to the severity of the current COVID-19 situation in Slovakia, the Slovakian Government has extended the state of emergency by an additional 40 days. Slovenská Pošta will continue to provide postal services in line with public health measures and other restrictions, but with a reduced workforce. 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