Israel Postal Company has confirmed that interruptions and delays in the distribution and collection of mail (letter-post, parcels and EMS items) may be experienced as a result of the security situation in the south and centre of the country. In addition, the health situation restrictions communicated in previous EmIS messages are still in place. Israel Postal Company thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding.
Israeli Post have advised that the lockdown declared by the Israeli Health Authorities is gradually being lifted and restrictions have been eased. However, social distancing is still required. Shopping centres remain closed, so delivery points located in these areas are unavailable. Where possible, mail is being redirected to alternative delivery points.
Signatures are not collected upon delivery. Home deliveries are continuing, subject to some restrictions, availability of staff and the Health Authorities’ application of quarantine measures in high-risk areas. Delivery delays are still likely, Force Majeure remains in place.
Israel has implemented special restrictions across the country due to the coronavirus. As a result, Israel Post needs to comply with these and may have reduced workforce. Some mail services may not be fulfilled and signature on delivery services have been suspended. Delays to mail services are to be expected.
Israel Post has confirmed they are dealing with a backlog of mail and parcel items due to an unforeseen increase of volumes. Items are being processed as quickly as possible and normal service is expected to resume at the end of the month.
Israel Post advises that transport and delivery of mail may be delayed due to events in Jerusalem between 22nd and 24th January to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
All postal operations have returned to normal on Monday 18th November 2019