Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

February 23, 2021

UPDATE 137: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On February 23, 2021, the Postal Service™ received a notification from South African Post Office Ltd. (SAPO), the designated operator of South Africa, advising that that it is still operating under adjusted level 3 lockdown status. As a result, all previous provisions, including force majeure, remain in effect until March 15, 2021.

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