Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

December 21, 2020

UPDATE 117: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On December 21, 2020, the Postal Service™ received a notification from Canada Post, the designated operator of Canada, advising that Canada is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 and all provinces therefore remain in a state of emergency. Processing delays should be expected and the on-time delivery guarantee remains suspended until further notice. In accordance with physical distancing requirements, the delivery procedure changes previously announced remain in effect. Items requiring a signature, proof of age or the collection of customs fees will continue to be delivered directly to a nearby post office for pickup by the customer.As a result, the force majeure previously declared for all international letter-post, parcel-post and Express Mail Service (EMS) items will remain in effect until further notice.

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