Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

June 2, 2021

UPDATE 172: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On June 2, 2021, 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 provided updates to certain mail services:

Malaysia UPDATE: Pos Malaysia has advised that in response to a significant number of new infections detected in the country, the Malaysian Government has both extended and reinforced its measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 as of May 28, 2021. During this period, Pos Malaysia will continue to provide postal services, but will be operating with a reduced workforce and in line with the new restrictions and safety guidelines. 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 Pos Malaysia is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. Therefore, the previously declared force majeure continues to apply until further notice.

Nepal UPDATE: Nepal Post has advised that the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has partially lifted the suspension of international flights to and from China (People's Rep.), Qatar and Turkey, from June 1 - 30, 2021. The partial lockdown has already been extended until June 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