Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

May 11, 2021

UPDATE 168: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

Colombia UPDATE: Servicios Postales Nacionales S.A. 4-72 has advised that it is continuing to provide domestic and international services in line with the latest developments regarding COVID-19. The previously communicated measures affecting operations will remain in place and will continue to cause significant delays to all inbound and outbound international letter-post, parcel-post and EMS services. Due to the continuation of force majeure, the cancellation of international flights, the closure of borders, and the internal measures taken by countries and their designated operators, 4-72 is unable to send letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items to various member countries.

Vietnam UPDATE: VNPost has advised that due to a significant number of new COVID-19 infections in Viet Nam, the Vietnamese Government has reinforced measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19. During this period, VNPost will continue to provide postal services, but will be operating 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 VNPost is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. Therefore, the situation of force majeure previously declared continues to apply until further notice. VNPost will work with local authorities to manage the situation and make the necessary adjustments to continue to ensure delivery, when possible.

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