Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

September 30, 2021

UPDATE 203: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On September 30, 2021, the Postal Service™ received a notification from Barbados Postal Service, the designated operator of Barbados, advising that the Government of Barbados has instituted a nightly curfew from September 26 through October 8, 2021. Due to this curfew, service delivery standards cannot be guaranteed, and force majeure is declared until the situation returns to normal. Additionally, the Postal Express Service (EMS) will not be operating from September 27 through October 3, 2021.

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