Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

March 29, 2021

UPDATE 149: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On March 29, 2021, the Postal Service™ received a notification from Correios, the designated operator of Brazil, advising that due to the critical COVID-19 situation in Brazil, the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and their respective metropolitan regions have decreed an emergency 10-day holiday, from March 26 to April 4, 2021.

Postcode areas impacted:

Rio de Janeiro and metropolitan region:

20000-000 to 23799-999

24000-000 to 24399-999

São Paulo and metropolitan region:

01000-000 to 05999-999

08000-000 to 08499-999

Despite the restrictions, Correios will continue its operations, including mail delivery in the areas concerned. While every effort will be made to provide services as usual, some variation in service delivery standards, may be experienced. Delays and fluctuations may occur along the operational chain during the period in question and the immediate following days. This applies to all letter-post, parcel-post and Express Mail Service (EMS) items.

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