Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

March 18, 2021

UPDATE 147: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On March 18, 2021, MaltaPost, the designated operator of Malta, provided notification that, due to the COVID-19 emergency, and to new government measures to control the pandemic, inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and EMS services remain severely disrupted owing to very limited airline capacity to Malta. This disruption is expected to continue until airlines resume normal operations and sufficient transportation capacity becomes available. Consequently, MaltaPost cannot currently guarantee delivery standards and times. Delays in the processing and delivery of mail are also to be expected throughout the islands of Malta, and compliance with quality of service standards will continue to be affected by force majeure.

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