ADVISORY ALERTS

New Zealand

New Zealand Post advises that all restrictions in the Auckland region have been lifted following a government decision to lower the area’s alert level under the national pandemic plan.

Macao

Macao’s post advises that all postal services have been suspended effective Oct. 13 due to a tropical cyclone.

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan’s post advises it is able to receive international mail sent through a limited number of airlines.

Hong Kong

Hongkong Post advises that tropical storm Nangka triggered a No. 8 typhoon signal on Oct. 13, 2020, and has had an impact on quality of service. All inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and EMS services are affected. Operations will be resumed gradually and it is expected that it will take at least a day to clear the accumulated backlog once the typhoon passes.

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation advises that borders are closed to limit spread of COVID-19 and there are no inbound or outbound commercial flights until further notice. Only scheduled cargo flights from the United States are allowed and the post is unable to receive or send international dispatches.

Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands Postal Services has restored all postal services, with the limited air routes available during this period of COVID-19 restrictions as previously communicated in earlier alerts.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s post advises that the government has relaxed COVID-19 lockdown measures. With airlines resuming mail transport, the post has resumed limited outbound international mail service. Both inbound and outbound mail will be handled in line with government measures and guidelines. Due to limited staff capacity, the post is still unable to guarantee delivery standards.

Guatemala

Guatemala’s post is again able to process inbound international mail and it will soon be offering its customers international outbound mail service.

France

France’s post advises that the government has declared territory-specific alert zones that are subject to varying restrictions due to COVID-19. The post is adapting its services to ensure compliance with these government measures and health guidelines. Delays in mail processing and delivery are to be expected. Despite an increase in international flights, there also are impacts to mail items in transit, whether for other countries or for French overseas departments and territories.

Estonia

Estonia’s post advises that inbound items will be delivered at agreed delivery standards with some changes to signature procedures for registered letters and other shipments.

Australia

Australia Post advises that due to downgrading of COVID-related restrictions in Melbourne, letters and parcels can again be dispatched there (express mail service was not affected).

Samoa

Samoa Post advises that the government has extended a state of emergency until Oct. 26. It can send outbound mail and receive inbound mail only once per week because limited flights. It is able to send only express mail service items to the United States. Normal parcel and letter post remain suspended. Also, all inbound mail is subject to a seven-day quarantine before being processed and delivered. The post says to expect delays.

Peru

Peru’s post advises that certain restrictions to commercial flights worldwide due to COVID-19 are hampering normal exchange of postal items. A state of emergency remains in place in the country.

Honduras

Honduras’ post advises that it is gradually resuming its operations, including sorting, distribution and delivery of incoming mail. However, there is reduced staff because of public health measures and this will impact quality in handling incoming items. A force majeure situation remains in force.

Bhutan

Bhutan Post advises that the lockdown has been lifted and normal service has resumed. The post is able to receive, dispatch and deliver domestic and international mail throughout the country.

Canada

Canada Post advises that it can accept mail for an expanded list of destinations because of improvements in transport capacity. Delivery procedure changes remain in effect. Items requiring a signature, proof of age or the collection of customs fees will continue to be delivered directly to a post office for pickup by the customer. Additionally, Canada Post has restored a 15-day limit for customers to retrieve their parcels. The post continues to experience significant disruption to its activities and the force majeure situation previously declared for international mail remains in effect

Mexico

Mexico’s post advises that it is able to dispatch mail to a growing number of destinations, including the United States. Fights are gradually returning to normal although with severely reduced capacity.

Jamaica

Jamaica Post advises that the government has extended a national curfew until Oct. 7.

Honduras

Honduras’ post advises that the country will remain in lockdown until Oct. 4. The post is unable to admit international mail. It asks countries that would usually send their mail to Honduras by air cargo or commercial flights not to do so for the time being. Modified operating hours continue across the postal network, affecting mail sorting, distribution and delivery as well as timely messages and replies to online customer inquiries.

El Salvador

El Salvador’s post advises that its international airport is gradually reopening to commercial flights and a normal flight schedule is expected to be operational by Oct. 4. However, international shipping services have not yet resumed. Due to a quarantine in place, gradual return of the workforce and large volumes of accumulated mail, there are still delays in processing and delivery of letters and registered items.

China

China Post advises that postal services are now back to normal and it is closingChi the case of force majeure related to COVID-19 impacts.

Canada

Canada Post advises that it can accept mail for an expanded list of destinations because of improvements in transport capacity. Delivery procedure changes remain in effect. Items requiring a signature, proof of age or the collection of customs fees will continue to be delivered directly to a post office for pickup by the customer. Additionally, Canada Post has restored a 15-day limit for customers to retrieve their parcels. The post continues to experience significant disruption to its activities and the force majeure situation previously declared for international mail remains in effect

Nepal

Nepal Post advises that inbound international flights, domestic flights and long-distance public transport have resumed. The post is able to deliver mail throughout the country. It is still unable to accept outbound mail.

Grenada

Grenada’s post has resumed full business operations with the reopening of borders to regional and international flights. However, some regional airports remain closed and international flights from Canada and the United Kingdom have not yet resumed, which is affecting receipt and delivery of mail. The post is working to find alternatives.

Panama

Panama’s post advises that the suspension of inbound and outbound international flights has been extended until mid-October and airlines are not transporting international mail dispatches until further notice. Transit services also continue to be suspended. The post is unable to guarantee inbound and outbound mail quality standards and is invoking a situation of force majeure. However, postal network and domestic and international operational centers have continued to function without interruption.