Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

July 18, 2022

UPDATE 246: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On July 15, 2022, Tonga Post, the designated operator of Tonga, provided notification that, due to the current global pandemic situation, there is only one flight per week to and from Tonga. As a result, transportation times for international letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items sent to and from Europe and other parts of the world, including other Pacific Island countries, are currently much longer than normal.

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