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Jamaica Post has confirmed that the Government of Jamaica has extended the national curfew until 1 July 2021.

Revised working shifts/hours will continue to apply across the entire postal network, affecting sorting operations, mail delivery and the dispatch of mail vans, as well as the timely provision of EDI messaging updates and responses to online customer inquiries.

The force majeure situation previously announced continues to apply, with an impact on quality of service for all types of mail, including inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items.


CTT Correios de Portugal has advised that the lockdown announced in EmIS 56/2021 has ended. However, the authorities are still monitoring the situation carefully, and CTT Correios de Portugal will continue to operate under the current restrictions and safety guidelines. Moreover, the processing of outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) is still liable to be delayed because of continuing uncertainty about international transport, and transit à découvert and closed transit operations for both letter mail and parcels via Portugal remain suspended for the time being. Measures to gradually resume normal operations continue to be implemented, and inbound standards are steadily improving. 


Samoa Post has confirmed that the Government of Samoa has extended the state of emergency until 4 July 2021.

As there is still only one cargo flight into and out of the country per week, Samoa Post requests that all mail to Samoa be sent as closed transit through New Zealand. Please note that, since the cargo flight arrives in the country late on Friday, all inbound mail is processed the following Monday, as Samoa Post does not operate at the weekend. Inbound mail is not subject to three days’ quarantine upon arrival at the office of exchange.


Estonian Post has advised that postal services will resume as normal, without restrictions, as from 14 June 2021. From that date, all inbound items requiring the addressee’s signature upon delivery will be handed over against signature. In particular: * All registered letters will be delivered directly to the addressee; * All other items that cannot be delivered to a post office box or directly to the addressee will be directed to pick-up points. 

Sri Lanka

The designated operator of Sri Lanka, the Department of Posts has advised that owing to the rapid spread of COVID-19, the Government of Sri Lanka has extended the current island-wide travel restrictions until 14 June 2021.

International airports remain open to cargo flights and a minimal number of passenger flights. All inbound mail will be transported to the Colombo office of exchange, operating with the limited workforce available. The processing and delivery of all inbound mail, as well as the transportation of outbound mail, will be heavily impacted by the current situation. The Department of Posts is, therefore unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed delivery standards for all mail categories.