Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

August 11, 2020

UPDATE 73: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On August 11, 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:

Honduras UPDATE: Empresa de Correos de Honduras (Honducor) has advised that Honduras will remain in lockdown ‎until August 23, 2020 or a later date to be communicated in due course.

Philippines UPDATE: Philippine Postal Corporation has advised that the period of community quarantine has been extended through August 18, 2020 for various areas. However, all post offices remain open and the international mail processing centres continue to operate with a skeleton workforce. Consequently, delays are expected in the processing and delivery of all inbound international postal items.

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