DMM Advisory

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


UPDATE 185: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19


On July 15, 2021, the Postal Service™ received a notification from Thailand Post, the designated operator of Thailand that, as a result of a significant number of new COVID-19 infections, the Government of Thailand has extended the nationwide state of emergency until September 30, 2021. Thailand Post will continue to provide postal services but will be operating with a reduced workforce and in line with the new restrictions and safety guidelines which may have impacts on mail processing for international inbound and outbound items and service delivery standards. Additionally, force majeure continues to apply until further notice.


Unless otherwise noted, service updates to a particular country do not affect the 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 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 questions about this article, please reach out to the Customer Service department via the Zendesk ticket system.


~Linda Sorna, Client Care Manager

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