DMM Advisory

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


UPDATE 208: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19


On October 25, 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:


Latvia UPDATE: Latvijas Pasts has advised that, due to the situation with regard to COVID-19, the Latvian Government has declared a full national lockdown. The lockdown will be effective from October 21 to November 14, 2021 and may subsequently be extended. As a result, there may be an impact on the processing and delivery of all mail, including inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items, with quality of service being affected.


Macao UPDATE: Macao Post has advised that the state of immediate prevention ended on October 20, 2021. The delivery of letter-post, parcel-post and Express Mail Service (EMS) items has returned to normal.


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


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


~Linda Sorna, Client Manager




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