Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

August 3, 2020

UPDATE 70: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On August 3, 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:

Hong Kong UPDATE: Hongkong Post has advised that the special working arrangements has been extended until August 9, 2020. Force majeure remains and is affecting the processing and delivery of all types of mail, including outbound and inbound Express Mail Service (EMS), parcel-post and letter-post services, with an impact on quality of service.

Peru UPDATE: Servicios Postales del Perú - SERPOST S.A, has advised that the national state of emergency has been extended until August 31, 2020 and force majeure remains.

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