Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

November 25, 2020

UPDATE 109: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On November 25, 2020, the Postal Service™ received a notification from Correos y Telégrafos, the designated operator of Spain, advising that in order to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, the Spanish Government has extended the previously announced state of emergency until May 9, 2021 or a later date. Therefore, the situation of force majeure previously declared remains in place. As a result, Correos y Telégrafos remains unable to guarantee quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) and compliance with delivery standards for items requiring signature.

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