Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

August 1, 2022

UPDATE 248: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On August 1, 2022, the Postal Service received notifications from various postal operators regarding changes in international mail services due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Australia UPDATE: Australia Post has advised that as of August 1, 2022, the processing and delivery of inbound and outbound postal items has resumed as normal.

Macao UPDATE: Macao Post has advised that deliveries of EMS items has resumed, however, written proof of delivery for inbound EMS items to personal addressees is suspended until further notice. Outbound services for EMS items and all postal services have also returned to normal.

Thailand UPDATE: Thailand Post has advised that the Thai Government has extended the nationwide state of emergency with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic until September 30, 2022.

Viet Nam UPDATE: VNPost has advised that the COVID-19 situation in Viet Nam has improved sufficiently to allow the operations of VNPost to return to normal. The delivery of all inbound letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items will be carried out in strict compliance with the declared standards.

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