Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

May 12, 2021

UPDATE 169: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

Israel UPDATE: Israel Postal Company has advised that the previously announced restrictions regarding service standards and force majeure remain in place.

Nepal UPDATE: Nepal Post has advised that the Nepalese Government has decided to extend the lockdown in the Kathmandu Valley until May 27, 2021. A partial lockdown is already in place throughout the country, and domestic flights are suspended. 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