Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory
May 26, 2020
UPDATE 47: International Mail Service Disruptions Due to COVID-19
On May 26, 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 announced service disruptions:
Honduras UPDATE: Empresa de Correos de Honduras (Honducor) has advised that it has extended the suspension of postal services until May 31, 2020, or a later date to be communicated in due course.
Peru UPDATE: Servicios Postales del Perú - SERPOST S.A, has advised that the suspension of all postal operations has been extended until further notice.
Slovenia UPDATE: Slovenia, Pošta Slovenije, has advised that postal services are now returning to normal. The sending of outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) will resume gradually, depending on the availability of flights and transport capacity. All postal items will continue to be delivered in line with national health guidelines. Registered letters, parcels and EMS items will be delivered and a signature collected whilst respecting social distancing measures. Consequently, the situation of force majeure will remain in effect until June 1, 2020.
Spain UPDATE: Correos y Telégrafos has advised that the Spanish Government has extended the state of alert until June 7, 2020, or later, and the previously declared force majeure remains in effect. Consequently, until further notice, Correos y Telégrafos remains unable to guarantee quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) and compliance with delivery standards for items requiring signature.
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 https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm