Sri Lanka – Disruption of mail operations due to COVID-19

23 maart, 2020

The designated operator of Sri Lanka, the Department of Posts, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, a large number of international flights have been suspended, and the Sri Lankan Government has declared a “work from home” period until 27 March, subject to further extension if necessary to avoid further spread of COVID-19.

The Department of Posts is therefore suspending the processing and delivery of all international inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) until sufficient transport and workforce capacity is available.

The Department of Posts thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding. It will update them via EmIS once the situation has returned to normal.