Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

January 7, 2021

UPDATE 124: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On January 7, 2021, the Postal Service received notification from Barbados Postal Service, the designated operator of Barbados, that due to the increase of COVID-19 infections, the Government of Barbados has imposed a night curfew between the hours of 21:00 and 0:500 from December 31, 2020, until January 14, 2021. For this reason, service delivery standards for letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items have been affected and a situation of force majeure has been declared until the situation returns to normal.

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