Start date: March 2020
End date: 30 April 2022
Incident: end of force majeure situation related to COVID-19

Further to Incident Bulletin 25.09.2020, the designated operator of Canada, Canada Post, wishes to inform that Canada Post continued to experience significant disruption to its activities in early 2022 owing to the exceptional precautionary measures required to preserve the health and safety of its employees and Canadians, as well as challenges related to the availability of transport links.

In April 2022, the situation improved, and Canada Post has reinstated on-time delivery guarantees as of 1 May 2022. The force majeure situation previously declared for all international letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items ended on 30 April 2022.


Start date: 17 March 2020
End date: 4 May 2022
Incident: resumption of closed transit

Further to Incident Bulletin 01.04.2022, the designated operator of Colombia, Servicios Postales Nacionales S.A. 4-72 wishes to inform that it will continue to offer closed transit for letter-post and parcel-post items to the following UPU member countries as countries of destination:

- Argentina
- Bolivia
- Brazil
- Chile
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- Ecuador
- Guatemala
- Mexico
- Panama
- Paraguay
- Peru
- United States of America
- Uruguay


Start date: 2 December 2021
End date: 5 May 2022
Incident: lifting of COVID-19 measures in Guadeloupe and Martinique

Further to Incident Bulletin 03.12.2021, the designated operator of France, La Poste, wishes to inform that the measures relating to COVID-19 have been lifted and the situation has returned to normal in the French overseas departments of Guadeloupe and Martinique.

Mail collection and delivery are once again possible and La Poste is now able to accept letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items in closed transit dispatches for Guadeloupe and Martinique. Lastly, flights to Guadeloupe and Martinique have resumed as normal and airport storage facilities are no longer overloaded.


Start date: 26 April 2022
End date: ongoing
Incident: update on ICT issues at JMKINA IMPC

Further to Incident Bulletin 29.04.2022, the designated operator of Jamaica, Jamaica Post, wishes to inform that the ICT and customs issues have not yet been fully resolved as of 6.00 local time on 1 May 2022.

The work accomplished so far by the technical team has allowed for the resumption of outbound mail processing. Regarding inbound mail, the technical team continues to work assiduously to rectify the data message reading and duplication issues associated with mail processing activities and customs interaction.


Start date: 22 May 2020
End date: 17 April 2022
Incident: lifting of restrictions regarding processing of inbound and outbound mail

Further to Incident Bulletins 29.05.2020 and 05.06.2020, the designated operator of Myanmar, Myanmar Post, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that the restrictions regarding the processing of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) have been lifted and postal services have therefore resumed as normal from 17 April 2022.


Start date: intermittent
End date: 4 May 2022
Incident: lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

Further to previous incident bulletins on the subject, the designated operator of Poland, Poczta Polska, wishes to inform that following the latest announcements by the Polish Government regarding the relaxation of public health measures throughout the country, most restrictions relating to COVID-19 have now been lifted. As a result, Poczta Polska is resuming postal operations across its network.

However, outbound services remain subject to limitations. It is advised to consult the following web page (available in Polish only) for the most recent list of destinations for which Poczta Polska is accepting mail:


Start date: March 2020
End date: 4 May 2022 / ongoing
Incident: resumption of international postal services / suspension of transit services

The designated operator of Venezuela (Bolivarian Rep.), Ipostel, wishes to inform that following the government’s decision to suspend international flights from March 2020 owing to COVID-19, inbound flights carrying postal dispatches to Venezuela have again been authorized since January 2022. Consequently, Ipostel has resumed all processing operations for inbound international postal items at its exchange office (IMPC code VEMAIA) located at Maiquetía International Airport. As such, it is again able to handle all inbound dispatches arriving by air.

Furthermore, Ipostel wishes to inform that owing to current difficulties with airlines, it has temporarily suspended à découvert and closed transit services for airmail and surface airlifted mail (S.A.L.).