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Lietuvos paštas has advised that the Government of Lithuania has extended the full national lockdown until 30 June 2021, in order to control the spread of COVID-19.

While the lockdown remains in place, postal services will continue to operate subject to certain restrictions. 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 Lietuvos paštas is unable to guarantee compliance with the usual delivery standards. Therefore, the situation of force majeure declared in EmIS 637/2020 will continue to apply.


Further to EmIS 149/2021, the designated operator of Mali, La Poste du Mali, wishes to confirm that the five-day general strike called by the National Workers’ Union of Mali (UNTM) from Monday, 24th May 2021, which affected the entire country, was suspended on 25th May 2021. Consequently, from 26th May 2021, postal services for inbound and outbound items (letters, parcels and EMS) will resume as normal throughout the country. Mali Post thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding.


La Poste du Mali has advised that the National Workers’ Union of Mali (UNTM) has called a further strike from 24 to 28 May 2021.

The strike will affect the entire country. Inbound and outbound mail operations (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) will be disrupted during this period.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Department of Posts has confirmed that owing to rapid spread of COVID-19, strict island-wide travel restrictions have been imposed by the government with immediate effect and until 7th June 2021. Delivery of all inbound mail will be suspended during this period.

The country’s international airports remain open to cargo flights, and all inbound mail will be transported to the Colombo office of exchange under special arrangements, but processing and delivery will be temporarily suspended, and outbound mail transport will also be impacted until 7 June.


Thailand Post has advised that cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among operating staff handling inbound letter-post items at the Laksi mail processing centre.

Quarantine and other public health measures have been implemented at the Laksi mail processing centre, resulting in a reduction in the workforce. Delays are therefore to be expected in the processing, customs clearance and delivery of all inbound letter-post services destined for Thailand. Thailand Post suggests that designated operators inform their customers of possible delays resulting from this situation.

Thailand Post would also like to indicate that the backlog resulting from the temporary closure of the Suvarnabhumi office of exchange has been cleared and operations at the OE have returned to normal.