Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory
June 10, 2020
UPDATE 51: International Mail Service Disruptions Due to COVID-19
On June 10, 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:
Honduras UPDATE: Empresa de Correos de Honduras (Honducor) has advised that it has extended the suspension of postal services until June 14, 2020, or a later date to be communicated in due course.
Latvia UPDATE: Latvijas Pasts has advised that the Latvian Government lifted the state of emergency effective June 10, 2020. However, for international mail, owing to the cancellation of flights, the processing of postal items may still be subject to significant delays. Latvijas Pasts is continuing to accept outbound postal items destined for all countries and is sending them via alternative routes as required. Therefore, the situation of force majeure declared by Latvijas Pasts remains in effect and all previous announcements including no guarantee of service delivery standards and significant delays continue to apply until the situation returns to normal.
Spain UPDATE: Correos y Telégrafos has advised that the Spanish Government has extended the state of alert until June 21, 2020 and the previously declared force majeure remains in effect. Consequently, until further notice, Correos y Telégrafos remains unable to guarantee quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) and compliance with delivery standards for items requiring signature.
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 https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm