Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

August 7, 2020

UPDATE 71: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On August 7, 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:

Brazil UPDATE: Correios has advised that the previous measures implemented and force majeure invoked with regard to COVID-19 remain in place.

Colombia UPDATE: Servicios Postales Nacionales S.A. 4-72 has advised that the Colombian Government has extended the period of mandatory preventative isolation until September 1, 2020. The postal service will continue to provide mail services, however, significant delays of international inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and Express Mail Service (EMS) items should be expected. As a result, force majeure remains.

Honduras UPDATE: Empresa de Correos de Honduras (Honducor) has advised that Honduras will remain in lockdown ‎until August 9, 2020 or a later date to be communicated in due course.

Lebanon UPDATE: LibanPost has advised that it is planning to resume postal services as of Monday, August 10, 2020.

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation (TTPost) has advised that due to border closures in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, postal service quality for international inbound and outbound services and service delivery standards cannot be guaranteed until further notice. TTPost is therefore declaring a situation of force majeure for all categories of inbound and outbound letter-post and parcel-post items.

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