Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

April 27, 2020

UPDATE 29: International Mail Service Disruptions Due to COVID-19

On April 27, 2020, 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 suspended certain mail services:

Nepal UPDATE: Nepal Post has advised that the suspension of all postal operations has been extended until May 15, 2020.

Peru UPDATE: Servicios Postales del Perú - SERPOST S.A, has advised that the suspension of all postal operations has been extended until May 10, 2020.

Unless otherwise noted, service suspensions to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail.

The following countries have announced service disruptions:

Albania: Albanian Post advises that the Government of Albania has extended the state of emergency until June 26, 2020. As a result, Albanian Post is declaring a situation of force majeure with regard to all letter-post and parcel-post items. Customers should expect delivery delays for all items destined to Albania. Furthermore, Albanian Post has ceased to accept EMS items within its network, and letter-post and parcel-post items will be accepted only for those destinations where transport capacity is available.

These service disruptions 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 update mailers regarding new service disruptions as they are received. For a full list of international service disruptions, please visit