DMM Advisory

Keeping you informed about classification and mailing standards of the United States Postal Service


UPDATE 181: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19


On June 28, 2021, 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:


Nepal UPDATE: Nepal Post has advised that although the partial lockdown measures have been relaxed as of June 22, 2021, delays in the collection, transportation and delivery of mails are still expected. Additionally, Nepal Post remains unable to accept outbound mails to countries other than India, until such time as the passenger flights normally used to transport mail are resumed.


New Zealand UPDATENew Zealand Post has advised that due to a recent confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wellington, the New Zealand Government has moved the Wellington region to Alert Level 2 of the national COVID-19 pandemic plan from June 23 until June 27, 2021. As a result, New Zealand Post’s operational performance in the Wellington region will be impacted as it will be operating with limited processing and delivery resources, thus placing constraints on capacity and service performance capability.


Unless otherwise noted, service updates to a particular country do not affect the 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 https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm


The Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) and DMM Advisories are available on Postal Explorer® (pe.usps.com)


As always, if you have any questions regarding this announcement, please reach out to Customer Service via the Zendesk ticket system.


~Linda Sorna, Client Care Manager

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