Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

November 2, 2020

UPDATE 100: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On November 2, 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:

Czech Republic UPDATE: Česká Pošta s.p. has advised that the Government of the Czech Republic has declared a state of emergency for the entire country until November 20, 2020. Česká Pošta is continuing to provide postal services, however, quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter post, parcel post and EMS) cannot be guaranteed. As a result, force majeure remains in place with respect to quality of service.

Maldives UPDATE: Maldives Post has advised that the processing of all inbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) is now back to normal as of November 1, 2020. However, outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS) for some countries is still temporarily suspended where flights from the Maldives are limited or cancelled.

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