Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

July 1, 2020

UPDATE 60: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On July 1, 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:

Maldives UPDATE: Maldives Post has advised that the Government of the Maldives has decided to extend the sanitary measures, including the lockdown of the Malé region, until July 4, 2020.

Nepal UPDATE: Nepal Post has advised that the Government of Nepal has decided to continue the partial nationwide lockdown and suspension of incoming international flights until July 22, 2020.

Spain UPDATE: Correos y Telégrafos has advised that it is now able to send mail to many destinations.Nevertheless, problems persist with regard to the capacity, frequency and regularity of international flights. Therefore, the situation of force majeure previously declared remains in place. 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 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 provide updates as they are received. For a full list of international service disruptions, please visit