Start date: 27 March 2020
End date: ongoing

The designated operator of Barbados, Barbados Postal Service, would like to inform that the country of Barbados has been placed on a national pause with effect from 3 to 17 February 2021.

As a result, some flights have been reduced or cancelled. This reduced transportation capacity may lead to delays in both inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items). Service delivery standards, therefore, cannot be guaranteed, and the situation of force majeure previously declared remains in place.



Start date: 6 January 2021
End date: 29 January 2021

The designated operator of Morocco, Poste Maroc, would like to inform that Morocco’s road network is now back to normal following the heavy rainfall that hit many areas of the country.

Therefore, the transportation and delivery of mail has returned to normal.



Start date: 17 March 2020
End date: ongoing

The designated operator of Peru, Servicios Postales del Peru S.A. (SERPOST), wishes to inform that the Peruvian Government has extended the national state of emergency until 14 February.

This decision has been taken in preparation for the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and with a view to implementing measures to limit the effects thereof. The various regions of Peru have therefore been categorized according to different alert levels, and postal services will be affected throughout the country.

The situation of force majeure previously declared continues to apply until further notice.

South Africa

Start date: 10 December 2020
End date: ongoing

South African Post Office indicated on February 3 that in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the extension of the lockdown in the country, the postal operator is again offering a road transit service to certain countries: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Namibia. The transit service by air remains suspended owing to the unavailability of flights.



Start date: 4 June 2020

End date: ongoing

Suriname’s post advises that the government has decided borders will be open for cargo transport only due to an increasing number of COVID-19 infections. Expect delays in processing and delivery of mail, and it will not always be possible to provide proof of delivery.



Start date: 25 December 2020

End date: 3 February 2021

The designated operator of Thailand, Thailand Post, would like to inform that, even though Samut Sakhon province is still categorized as a red zone (maximum control), normal processing and delivery of mail has now resumed.


The force majeure case opened on 25 December 2020 is closed with effect from 3 February 2021.