Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

May 18, 2020

UPDATE 43: International Mail Service Disruptions Due to COVID-19

On May 18, 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:

Maldives UPDATE: Maldives Post has advised that they are extending the suspension of all postal operations until May 28, 2020, or a later date to be communicated in due course. Therefore, all previously announced measures, including force majeure, continue to apply.

Nepal UPDATE: Nepal Post has advised that the suspension of all postal operations has been extended until June 2, 2020.

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

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