Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

June 19, 2020

UPDATE 56: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On June 19, 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 provided updates to certain mail services:

Estonia UPDATE: Estonian Post has advised that the Estonian Government ended the state of emergency on May 17, 2020 and all postal services have resumed. Signature and delivery standards will be met as agreed.

Maldives UPDATE: Maldives Post has advised that they are extending the suspension of all postal operations until June 30, 2020, or a later date to be communicated in due course. Therefore, all previously announced measures, including force majeure, continue to apply.

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

These service updates 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