Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

August 26, 2020

UPDATE 80: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On August 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:

Jamaica UPDATE: Jamaica Post has advised that as a result of the national curfew imposed until September 2, 2020, processing and delivery of mail along with responses to online customer inquiries may be delayed. Force majeure remains with an impact on quality of service for all types of mail, including inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and Express Mail Service (EMS) items.

Philippines UPDATE: Philippine Postal Corporation has advised that the period of community quarantine has been extended through August 31, 2020, for various areas. All previous measures remain in place.

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