Chad Post has updated that the lockdown in the city of N’Djamena has been lifted, with effect from 22 January 2021. As a result, Chad Post is once again able to process postal items sent to, or from the rest of the country.
Correos Brazil has informed that owing to the critical COVID-19 situation in Brazil, the city of São Paulo has decreed an emergency 10-day holiday, from 26 March to 4 April 2021. Postcode areas impacted are: 01000-000 to 05999-999 and 08000-000 to 08499-999. As a result, delays can be expected, and Correos Brazil is unable to guarantee service delivery standards on all mail types in the above mentioned postcodes.
Australia Post has advised that extreme weather conditions in New South Wales and Southern Queensland have resulted in extensive flooding. The conditions are expected to worsen over the next few days, and may ease by Wednesday 24 March, but ongoing delays can be expected. Australia Post currently has limited delivery to the following postcodes: 2424, 2426, 2427, 4229, 2430, 2440, 2441, 2756 & 2750, 2751 and 2578 (NSW). 4114, & 4207 (QLD) with many Post Offices closed within the affected areas.
Sri Lanka’s post advises that the restrictions imposed on postal operations as a result of the spread of COVID-19 have been lifted effective March 8. All mail processing and delivery operations on the island are back to normal. Outbound international mail operations will depend on the availability of air and sea transport.
Estonia’s post advises that the government has declared a nationwide lockdown to minimize spread of COVID-19. Postal services will continue to operate but under certain restrictions. Items normally requiring the addressee’s signature upon delivery will be handed over without signature. All items that cannot be delivered to a postal box or at the recipient’s address will be transferred to pickup points.
New Caledonia’s post advises that the territory is under a strict lockdown after the first cases of COVID-19 have been detected. For all mail items requiring a signature upon delivery, the signature of the addressee will be replaced by that of a post employee.
Mauritius Post advises that the government has announced a new national lockdown from March 10-25 due to COVID-19. All post offices will remain closed until further notice. The processing and delivery of all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) will continue to be affected, and Mauritius Post is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. Therefore, the force majeure situation previously declared will remain in place until further notice.
Antigua and Barbuda’s post advises that normal operations have resumed following expiration of a 14-day quarantine period due to COVID-19.
Jamaica’s post advises that the government has extended a national curfew until March 22. Revised working shifts/hours will continue to apply across the postal network, affecting sorting operations, mail delivery and other operations. A force majeure continues to apply with an impact on quality of service for all types of mail.
Indonesia’s post advises that the force majeure situation declared in the past remains in effect, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of alert declared by the Indonesian government.
La Poste of France has updated us that the impact to distribution of severe weather conditions has now been resolved.
Czech Republic’s post advises that, in response to a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 infections, the Czech Government has extended the state of emergency until at least March 21, 2021. The post will continue to provide postal services in line with public health measures and other restrictions, but with a reduced workforce. The processing and delivery of all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) will continue to be affected, and Czech Republic’s post is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. The situation of force majeure previously notified is being extended until further notice.
Croatia’s post advises that measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 have been lifted as of Feb. 28.
Antigua and Barbuda’s post advises that the government has closed its operation for a 14-day period beginning Feb. 22 due to COVID-19 exposure. Other posts have been asked to hold all mail for Antigua and Barbuda during this period.
The New Zealand Government has moved the Auckland region to national COVID-19 Alert Level 3 from Sunday 28 February, for seven days, subject to review. The rest of New Zealand has moved to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 for the same period. Postal operations will continue but are subject to further restrictions. Contactless delivery without signature is set to continue and New Zealand Post cannot guarantee the service delivery on all mail types to the affected areas with postcode detailed.
The Lithuanian Government has extended the full-country lockdown until 31 March 2021, in order to control the spread of the coronavirus. Postal services will continue to operate under restrictions with a reduced workforce and no signature collected upon delivery. The delivery standard of all types will continue to be affected, with situation of force majeure continue to apply.
Canada Post advises that regular operations have resumed at the processing facility where the Toronto office of exchange is located following disruptions due to COVID-19. Processing delays are still to be expected as Canada Post continues with contingency plans to deal with higher than normal volumes.
South Africa’s post advises that it is still operating under a lockdown that will remain in effect until March 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Zealand’s post has implemented safety measures in the Auckland area to protect staff and keep its sites operating as new community COVID-19 cases are recorded. These steps include social distancing, restricted staff numbers, mandatory face masks, and contactless deliveries and collections. Given the current restrictions, the post cannot guarantee service delivery standards in the affected area.
Hongkong Post advises that the measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 have been lifted and the case of force majeure previously announced has been closed as of Feb. 18.
Barbados’ post advises that the government has extended until Feb. 28 measures to minimize spread of COVID-19. Some airlines have reduced their services and/or canceled flights. This reduced transportation capacity may lead to delays in both inbound and outbound mail. Service delivery standards cannot be guaranteed and a force majeure remains in place.
Saudi Arabia’s post advises that mail items requiring signature on delivery will be delivered to customers indirectly and it will not be mandatory for the post to provide written proof of delivery. These measures are being taken to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and meet government requirements.
Samoa’s post advises that the government has extended a state of emergency until March 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All inbound mail is subject to a three-day quarantine upon arrival. Also expect delays in delivery of mail.
The postal operator in French Polynesia, have informed us that owing to the reduction in the number of flights offered by partner airlines, and new measures to protect against COVID-19, it’s currently unable to maintain processing quality or meet quality of service standards for letter-post, parcel-post or EMS items. As a result, delays to mail delivery/processing are to be expected.
Portugal Post has updated that the Portuguese Government has extended the general lockdown in place throughout Portugal at least until 1 March 2021. The authorities predict that this general lockdown will last until the end of March. Postal services continue to function but subject to restrictions, hence delays. Force Majeure continues to apply until further notice.