Thailand Post has confirmed that the Thailand Government has extended nationwide emergency for a further two months until 31st May 2022. The covid restrictions previously announced will continue to apply.
Thailand Post has confirmed that due to the continued rain southern part of Thailand is flooded. The provinces of Songkhla, Pattani and Narathiwat (postcodes 90210, 94XXX & 96XXX) are experiencing blocked roads, which is causing delays in postal services across the network.
Thailand Post has advised that the floodwaters in the following areas have subsided and normal services have resumed. Postcodes: 15xxx, 21xxx, 24xxx, 32xxx, 33xxx, 34xxx, 35xxx, 37xxx, 42xxx, 62xxx, 63xxx, 64xxx and 67xxx.
However, the following postcodes are still affected and delays are expected. Postcodes: 10130, 11xxx, 12xxx, 13xxx, 14xxx, 16xxx, 18xxx, 23xxx, 25xxx, 30xxx, 36xxx, 40xxx, 44xxx, 60xxx, 61xxx, 65xxx, 72xxx and 73xxx.
Thailand Post has advised that as a result of the Tropical Depression Dianmu there has been flash flooding in many areas of the northern, north-eastern and central parts of Thailand.
Consequently, delays may be experienced in the following areas:
13xxx, 14xxx, 15xxx, 16xxx
21xxx, 24xxx, 25xxx
30xxx, 32xxx, 33xxx, 34xxx, 36xxx, 37xxx
60xxx, 61xxx, 62xxx, 63xxx, 64xxx, 65xxx, 66xxx, 67xxx
Thailand Post has advised that as a result of a significant number of new COVID-19 infections detected in Thailand, the Government of Thailand has extended the nationwide state of emergency until 30 September 2021. The wide-ranging restrictions in force include a curfew (21.00 to 4.00) in 10 provinces (Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Songkhla, Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala), limits on opening hours for some venues, and telework measures.
Thailand Post will continue to provide postal services but will be operating with a reduced workforce and in line with the new restrictions and safety guidelines. This state of emergency and curfew may have impacts on mail processing for international inbound and outbound items and on agreed service delivery standards applicable under UPU provisions and related bilateral and multilateral agreements. Thailand Post is therefore unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. Furthermore, the open cases of force majeure already invoked with respect to quality of service and the quality link to remuneration for all categories of mail items will continue to apply until further notice.
Moreover, owing to the reduced number of outbound flights, Thailand Post would like to reiterate that transit services (both open and closed) for all categories of mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) remain suspended. In case of mails received in transit during the suspension, Thailand Post will contact partner Posts for necessary arrangements, to be mutually agreed.
Thailand Post has confirmed that following a number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the Thailand Post workforce, post offices in various parts of the country have been temporarily closed in accordance with government measures. During this period, Thailand Post will continue to provide postal services and will work with local authorities to manage the situation and make necessary adjustments to ensure the delivery and processing of inbound and outbound mail. However, with a reduced workforce, Thailand Post is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. Designated operators are kindly invited to inform their customers of possible delays resulting from this situation.