ADVISORY ALERTS

Nepal

Nepal Post has advised that the suspension of all postal operations has been extended until May 15, 2020.

Poland

Poczta Polska has advised that effective April 21, 2020 and until further notice, new procedures will be used for registered items and items that require a signature on delivery. Registered items that do not require proof of delivery will be placed in the recipient’s mailbox. If the mailer refuses to sign for the items that would normally require a signature, the mail carrier will record the last four digits from the ID document, as well as the type of ID and the exact name of the receiver. The force majeure that was previously announced is still effective and mailers should continue to expect delays.

Italy

Poste Italiane has advised that the Italian Government has extended the measures aimed at minimizing the spread of COVID-19 until further notice.This includes the suspension of signature service and service standards; limitations on the size and weight of parcels; and changes to the number of delivery attempts that will be made before a package is returned to sender.

Kuwait

Kuwait Postal Sector has extended the suspension of all inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and Express Mail Service (EMS) items until June 1, 2020. Therefore, the previously declared force majeure is extended until June 1, 2020.

Honduras

Empresa de Correos de Honduras (Honducor) has advised that they are extending the suspension of mail services until May 3, 2020, or a later date to be communicated in due course.

British Virgin Islands

BVI Post has advised that the Government of the Virgin Islands has suspended all inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and Express Mail Service (EMS) items until further notice. As a result of this suspension, BVI Post is declaring a situation of force majeure.

Georgia

Georgian Post has advised that the Government of Georgia has extended the measures aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 until May 22, 2020. The declaration of force majeure therefore remains in effect and unchanged. Customers should expect delays for inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel post and EMS items.

Australia

Australia Post has advised that they are declaring a situation of force majeure for all inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and Express Mail Service (EMS) items until further notice. Customers should expect delivery delays.

Spain

Correos y Telégrafos has advised that the Spanish Government has extended the state of alert until May 10, 2020. As a result, major impacts on processing and distribution of all international mail should be expected until the situation returns to normal.

Honduras

Empresa de Correos de Honduras (Honducor) has advised that they are extending the suspension of mail services until April 26, 2020, or a later date to be communicated in due course.

Portugal

CTT Correios de Portugal has advised that the Portuguese Government has extended the measures aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19 until May 2, 2020. This includes changes for items that require signature on delivery and declaration of force majeure. Mailers should expect delivery delays.

Jordan

Jordan Post Company has advised that, owing to measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19, its ability to send outbound letter and parcel mail is currently limited to items for Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom only. Express Mail Service (EMS) is available internationally to all destinations other than India. Additionally, all items destined to Jordan are being sanitized, and no signatures are being required for letter-post, parcel-post or EMS items.

Rwanda

The National Postal Corporation (Iposita) has advised that the suspension of all postal operations has been extended until April 30, 2020.

Maldives

Maldives Post has advised that the suspension of all postal operations has been extended until May 3, 2020, or a later date to be communicated in due course.

France

La Poste has advised that the French Government has extended the measures aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19 until May 11, 2020. As previously advised, La Poste has suspended the following services; signature on delivery, International Surface Airlift (ISAL), M-bags, returns, and International Business Reply Service (IBRS). Additionally, items weighing less than 33 lbs (15 kg) and with a maximum package size of 12.5 x 9.4 x 9.4 inches (32 cm x 24 cm x 24 cm) will be delivered by its commercial network. All other packages will be subject to delayed service.

Curaçao

Cpost International N.V. has advised that the suspension of all postal operations has been extended until April 27, 2020.

Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands Postal Service has advised that the suspension of all postal operations has been extended until May 4, 2020.

United Arab Emirates

Emirates Post has advised that it is carrying out contactless deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Deliveries to the addressee’s home require the courier to confirm the recipient’s name by asking to see ID, recording name and releasing item to recipient.

Jamaica

Jamaica Post has advised that the suspension of service standards has been extended until further notice.

Italy

Poste Italiane has advised that the Italian Government has extended the measures aimed at minimizing the spread of COVID-19 until May 3, 2020.This includes the suspension of signature service and service standards; limitations on the size and weight of parcels; and changes to the number delivery attempts that will be made before a package is returned to sender.

Ireland

An Post, has advised that owing to the cancellation of numerous international flights, it is currently limited in its ability to send outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) to some countries and ceasing to accept mail destined for those countries until further notice. Details of these destinations can be found at https://www.anpost.com/Coronavirus/Mails-Parcels-services. As of April 15, An Post is sending only letters, large envelopes and packets to the United States; no parcels.

Georgia

Georgian Post has advised that the Government of Georgia has decided to extend the measures aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 until May 10, 2020. This includes the suspension of signature service and suspension of service standards.

Colombia

Servicios Postales Nacionales S.A. 4-72, has advised that, owing to the emergency resulting from the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), there continues to be significant delays in all of its international inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and Express Mail Service (EMS) items.

Sri Lanka

Department of Posts has advised that they are extending the suspension of mail services until April 20, 2020.

Nepal

Nepal Post has advised that they are extending the suspension of mail services until April 30, 2020.