Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

September 15, 2020

UPDATE 86: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On September 15, 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 Honduras will remain in lockdown ‎until September 20, 2020, or a later date to be communicated in due course.

Hong Kong UPDATE: Hongkong Post has advised that the measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 have been lifted and the force majeure situation previously announced is closed as of September 15, 2020.

Israel UPDATE: Israel Postal Company has advised that, owing to increasing COVID-19 cases, the Government of Israel and the country’s health authorities have declared a general lockdown for the whole country effective September 18, 2020 through October 11, 2020. Postal services will continue to function with restrictions and items normally requiring the addressee’s signature upon delivery will be handed over without signature. Delays should be expected in the processing and delivery of all types of letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items. All previously issued restrictions regarding service standards continue to apply and force majeure remains in effect.

Poland UPDATE: Poczta Polska has advised that the measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 are still in force in Poland, and will continue to affect its services. As a result, all previous measures for items requiring a signature remain in place.

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