Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

July 6, 2022

UPDATE 243: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On July 5, 2022, the Postal Service received notifications from various postal operators regarding changes in international mail services due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Iran UPDATE: Iran National Post has advised that most government-imposed restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted, and the difficulties arising from the pandemic have now ended. The frequency of inbound and outbound flights to and from Iran has also largely returned to normal.

Macao UPDATE: Macao Post has advised that deliveries of letter-post items has resumed. To maintain social distancing, notification will be issued to the addressee for the collection of registered mail at designated post offices until further notice. The call center has also resumed operations, however, outbound services for EMS and parcel-post items continues to be suspended until further notice.

Netherlands UPDATE: PostNL has advised that it has lifted the suspension of signature on delivery for inbound items and is again operating as normal. However, it is important to note that PostNL will not be able to provide a signature or accept any request for proof of signature or any claim based on a missing signature for items that entered the Netherlands between March 16, 2020 and June 5, 2022.

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