Poste Italiane has advised it is taking additional measures regarding acceptance and delivery of parcels. If the addressee cannot be contacted, or in the case of parcels addressed to businesses, cultural institutions, commercial activities and other entities that are temporarily closed, items can not returned to sender after first delivery attempt. The list of affected municipalities is updated regularly and is available at https://www.poste.it/emergenza-covid19.html
Italian Post has advised that the whole country has now become a Yellow Zone effective until 3rd April 2020 or unless a later date is advised. Human movement and social contact are to be minimised. Commercial transport is permitted with precautionary measures to minimise human contact. As a result, there has been a reduction in the workforce of the logistic chain within Italian Post, resulting in delays with the processing and delivery of mail items.
Italy’s post has advised mail delivery has resumed throughout the country. However, the following temporary precautionary measures will be applied nationwide until 15th March or until new guidance is provided:
- All mail items, including registered mail, insured letters and parcels, will be deposited in mailboxes with a notice signed by the mail carrier informing the recipient of this temporary measure.
- If the addressee is absent or refuses to accept this mode of delivery, the mail carrier will leave a notice of delivery and instructions in the recipient’s mailbox, enabling the recipient to collect the item from a post office.
- Items injected by the addressee will be returned to sender.
Precautionary closures have been removed from some of the previously reported municipalities, where postal operations are to resume with the aim to clear backlogs within a couple of weeks.
Precautionary closures still apply to the 11 regions below, and Poste Italiane will continue to store items addressed to the closed areas until they are re-opened.
Castiglione D’adda: 26823.
Terranova Dei Passerini: 26827.
San Fiorano: 26848.
Poste Italiane has advised that in order the minimise the spread of the coronavirus, precautionary closures will be applied to the following postcodes. As a result, the collection and delivery of mail items from and to these locations are temporarily suspended.
Casalpusterlengo: 26814, 26821, 26822, 26823, 26826, 26827, 26828, 26841, 26842, 26843, 26844, 26845, 26846, 26847, 26848, 26849, 26856, 26861, 26862, 26863, 26864, 26865, 26867.
Bertonico: 26821, 26822.
Castiglione D’adda: 26823, 26826.
Terranova Dei Passerini: 26827, 26828, 26841, 26842, 26843.
Codogno: 26845, 26846.
San Fiorano: 26848, 26849, 26856.
Fombio: 26861, 26862, 26863, 26864, 26865.
We will keep you informed of any developments.
The temporary closure of the airport in Bari from 15th January – 22nd January for maintenance work is likely to have resulted in delays to mail services in the area.