Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

August 31, 2020

UPDATE 81: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On August 31, the Postal Service™ received a notification from Samoa Post advising that a government issued state of emergency is in effect until September 27, 2020. Due to limited international transport, Samoa Post can only send outbound mail and receive inbound mail once per week. Additionally, all inbound mail is subject to a seven-day quarantine before being processed and delivered. Owing to these conditions, delays are to be expected.

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