Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

October 2, 2020

UPDATE 92: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On October 1, 2020, the Postal Service™ received a notification from La Poste, the designated operator of France, advising that although the transitional regime for exiting the state of health emergency is still in force, the French government has declared territory-specific alert zones that are subject to varying restrictions due to COVID-19 until October 30, 2020. Therefore, delays in mail processing and delivery are to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, service updates to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail.

This service update affects 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