Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

December 10, 2020

UPDATE 114: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On December 10, 2020, the Postal Service™ received a notification from South African Post Office Ltd., the designated operator of South Africa, advising that international inbound postal operations are now running as normal. Outbound services to certain countries have also resumed, based on the availability of flights.

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