Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

May 6, 2020

UPDATE 36: International Mail Service Disruptions Due to COVID-19

On May 6, 2020, the Postal Service received notifications from various postal operators regarding changes in international mail services due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The following countries have suspended certain mail services:

Sri Lanka UPDATE: Department of Posts has advised that the previously announced service suspension and declared force majeure remain in effect until further notice.

United Kingdom UPDATE: Royal Mail Group has advised that, due to staffing issues, effective May 9, it will suspend Saturday delivery of untracked letters and small packets and will deliver these items Monday to Friday as normal.

Zimbabwe UPDATE: Zimbabwe Posts (Pvt) Ltd (Zimpost) has advised that international service suspension remains in effect until May 17, 2020.

Unless otherwise noted, service suspensions to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail.

These service disruptions affect 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 update mailers regarding new service disruptions as they are received. For a full list of international service disruptions, please visit