Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

July 30, 2020

UPDATE 69: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On July 30, 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:

Honduras UPDATE: Empresa de Correos de Honduras (Honducor) has advised that it has extended the suspension of postal services until August 2, 2020, or a later date to be communicated in due course.

Lebanon UPDATE: LibanPost has advised that due to the latest increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, the Lebanese Government has declared a complete lockdown in the country from Thursday, July 30 to Monday, August 3 (end of day) and from Thursday, August 6 to Monday, August 10 (end of day). However, during this period post offices and distribution networks will remain open and continue to process inbound and outbound mail with reduced capacity which will affect service quality of all mail classes (letter-mail, parcels and EMS).

Pakistan: Pakistan Post has advised that measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Pakistan will have a major impact on operations and, consequently, on quality of service for all inbound letter post, parcel post and Express Mail Service (EMS) items. For this reason, service delivery standards cannot be guaranteed, and force majeure is declared until the situation returns to normal.

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