Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

December 17, 2020

UPDATE 115: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On December 17, 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:

Samoa UPDATE: Samoa Post has advised that the state of emergency has been extended until January 16, 2021. As a result, all previous measures remain in place.

Slovakia UPDATE: Slovenská pošta has advised that, in order to combat the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Slovakian Government announced a new lockdown from December 19th until at least January 10, 2021. During the lockdown, postal services will continue to function with restrictions. The processing and delivery of all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) will continue to be affected, and Slovenská pošta is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. Therefore, the previously announced force majeure remains in place 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