Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

August 10, 2020

UPDATE 72: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On August 10, 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:

Hong Kong UPDATE: Hongkong Post has advised that the special working arrangements have been extended until August 16, 2020. Force majeure remains and is affecting the processing and delivery of all types of mail, including outbound and inbound Express Mail Service (EMS), parcel-post and letter-post services, with an impact on quality of service.

Mali UPDATE: La Poste du Mali has advised that normal postal services have resumed as of Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

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