Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

October 27, 2020

UPDATE 97: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On October 27, 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 November 1, 2020, or a later date to be communicated in due course.

Malaysia UPDATE: Pos Malaysia has advised that restrictions have been imposed in Selangor and Putrajaya starting on October 20, 2020 in order to manage the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in a reduction of workforce and processing capacity at Pos Malaysia’s office of exchange and hub at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Significant processing delays for inbound international letter post, parcel post and Express Mail Service (EMS) items are expected. Domestic services and deliveries are still in operation; however, a situation of force majeure remains applicable with respect to quality of service and performance.

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