Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

March 15, 2021

UPDATE 144: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On March 15, 2021, the Department of Posts, the designated operator of Sri Lanka, provided notification that the restrictions imposed on postal operations as a result of the spread of COVID-19 have been lifted as of March 8, 2021. The force majeure case is now closed and all mail processing and delivery operations on the island are back to normal. However, outbound international mail operations will depend on the availability of air and sea transport.

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