Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory
June 18, 2020
UPDATE 55: International Mail Service Disruptions Due to COVID-19
On June 18, 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:
Indonesia UPDATE: Pos Indonesia has advised that the Jakarta office of exchange (IDKTC) has resumed its operational activities as of June 18, 2020.
Lithuania UPDATE: Lithuania Post has advised that the Lithuanian Government has lifted the quarantine regime as of June 17, 2020. However, measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 may still result in staff shortages or temporary suspension of the work of some post offices. Lithuania Post will continue to provide services according to safety guidelines, but all letter-post, parcel-post and Express Mail Service (EMS) items requiring signature on delivery will be delivered to the addressees directly, and addressee signatures will be collected (except in cases where the addressee is isolating). Operational conditions remain difficult (with cancellation of international flights, etc.), and may cause delays. Accordingly, the usual service delivery standards still cannot be guaranteed, 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 https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm