Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

July 9, 2020

UPDATE 63: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On July 9, 2020, the Postal Service™ received a notification from La Poste advising that due to the French Government extending the measures aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19, it cannot guarantee meeting normal delivery times in certain regions. Additionally, La Poste is now able to process parcels up to 66 lbs (30 kg) in weight, subject to the longest dimension not exceeding 39 inches and/or the three dimensions combined do not exceed 59 inches (i.e. L+W+H equals less than 59 inches). All previous issued service standard restrictions continue to apply and force majeure remains in effect until September 30, 2020.

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

This service update 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 provide updates as they are received. For a full list of international service disruptions, please visit