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UPDATE 186: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19
On July 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:
Australia UPDATE: Australia Post has advised that its daily operations are being affected by government measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. These measures, which include lockdowns, state border closures, restrictions on movement, self-isolation, and limitations on air and other transport services, are affecting the processing and delivery of inbound and outbound mail items.
Jamaica UPDATE: Jamaica Post has advised that the Government of Jamaica has extended the national curfew until August 10, 2021. Revised working shifts/hours will continue to apply across the entire postal network, affecting sorting operations and mail delivery. Consequently, the force majeure previously announced continues to apply, with an impact on quality of service for all types of mail, including inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items.
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)
If you have any questions about this announcement, please reach out to Customer Service via the Zendesk ticket system.
~Linda Sorna, Client Care Manager