Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

August 21, 2020

UPDATE 77: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On August 21, 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:

Vietnam UPDATE: VNPost has advised that force majeure continues to apply with an impact on quality of service for all types of mail, including inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items.

Bhutan UPDATE: Bhutan Post has advised that in an effort to contain the local transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Royal Government of Bhutan has declared a nationwide lockdown until further notice. Therefore, Bhutan Post is suspending daily domestic and international mail operations. Service quality and severe delays on inbound and outbound mail are to be expected until the lockdown is lifted and normal transport capacity becomes available. As a result, Bhutan Post has declared a situation of force majeure in relation to all international letter-post, parcel-post and EMS services.

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