Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

September 28, 2021

UPDATE 201: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On September 28, 2021, 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 the Government of Jamaica has extended the national curfew until October 28, 2021. Revised working shifts/hours will continue to apply across the entire postal network, affecting sorting operations and mail delivery. Consequently, the force majeure previously announced 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.

Macao UPDATE: Macao Post has advised that, due to the high risk of a local COVID-19 outbreak, the Macao Special Administrative Region has entered a state of immediate prevention effective September 25, 2021. Certain districts and locations in Macao are locked down which will affect the delivery of letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items until further notice.

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