Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

June 4, 2020

UPDATE 49: International Mail Service Disruptions Due to COVID-19

On June 4, 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:

Czech Republic: Česká Pošta s.p. has advised that owing to the cancellation and postponement of flights, the processing of inbound and outbound items may be subject to significant delays. Consequently, Česká Pošta has declared a situation of force majeure and delays in delivery of letter-post, parcel-post and Express Mail Service (EMS) items may occur.

France UPDATE: La Poste has advised that the French Government has extended the measures aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19 until July 10, 2020. La Poste is affected by these measures and cannot guarantee meeting normal delivery times in certain regions. Additionally, La Poste requests to avoid mailing large or heavy parcels exceeding 44 lbs (20 kg) in weight or whose longest dimension exceeds 39 inches and/or whose three dimensions combined exceed 59 inches (i.e. L+W+H equals less than 59 inches). Delays in delivery should be expected and force majeure remains in effect.

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

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