Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory
June 26, 2020
UPDATE 58: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19
On June 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 provided updates to certain mail services:
Albania UPDATE: Albanian Post has advised that the Albanian Government has now declared the state of emergency to be over, but is continuing to enforce measures aimed at minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Albanian Post’s operations are returning to normal, however, transport capacity remains variable and liable to change from day to day.Although Albanian Post is endeavouring to meet delivery standards for letter-post, parcel-post and Express Mail Service (EMS) items, force majeure remains.
Poland UPDATE: Poczta Polska has advised that there are not any significant changes. Registered items that do not require proof of delivery will be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox. Parcels, insured parcels and EMS requiring signature, will be delivered with signature. If the mailer refuses to sign, the mail carrier will record the last four digits from the ID document, as well as the type of ID and the exact name of the receiver.
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 https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm