Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

May 5, 2021

UPDATE 165 International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

Indonesia UPDATE: Pos Indonesia has advised that the previously announced force majeure remains in effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of alert declared by the Indonesian government.

Madagascar UPDATE: Paositra Malagasy has advised that the Government of Madagascar has declared a health state of emergency in order to limit the spread of the South African COVID-19 variant. The administration has introduced new restrictions and closed access to certain regions of the country from May 3 - 16, 2021. In view of these government restrictions, Paositra Malagasy is currently unable to guarantee quality of service for inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items), or to meet standards for export and delivery of EMS items. While delays are to be expected, mail will, however, continue to be delivered.

Nepal UPDATE: Nepal Post has advised that due to the Nepalese Government’s partial lockdown implemented on April 29, 2021, for a period of two weeks and the suspension of domestic flights as of May 3, 2021, delays to the collection, transportation and delivery of mails are to be expected. In addition, Nepal Post remains unable to accept outbound mails to countries other than India, until such time as the passenger flights normally used to transport mail are resumed.

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