Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

February 9, 2023

UPDATE 257: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On February 9, 2023, New Zealand Post, the designated operator of New Zealand, provided notification that the normal processes and service standards have been reinstated, meaning that New Zealand Post’s delivery agents will once again obtain a signature or other form of evidence of receipt. If a delivery attempt is unsuccessful, the addressee will receive a notification asking them to collect the item from a designated New Zealand Post site, in line with the normal procedure.

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