Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

February 14, 2022

UPDATE 222: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On February 14, 2022, the Postal Service™ received a notification from CTT Correios de Portugal, the designated operator of Portugal, advising that Portugal is experiencing a fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in a high rate of absenteeism. Consequently, the processing of outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) is still subject to delays and CTT Correios de Portugal is still unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards, with an impact on quality of service for all types of mail, including inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items.

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