Belgium’s post advises that the government has announced a new lockdown from March 26 until at least April 25 due to COVID-19. The lockdown measures in place for certain categories of staff across Belgium prevent full compliance with delivery times and collection of the addressee’s signature, and may thus result in processing and delivery delays. Belgium’s post will continue to provide its services according to safety guidelines, but all letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring signature on delivery will, until further notice, be delivered against the postal worker’s signature in place of the customer’s (in the customer’s presence). In addition, Belgium’s post cannot currently accept letter-post or parcel-post items for destinations to which there is no transport capacity. The list of destination countries available is liable to change and is accessible here: news.bpost.be/en-corona.
Belgium’s post advises that the government has announced a new lockdown until at least Dec. 13 to combat a second wave of COVID-19. The post is making every effort to ensure continuity of all services however there could be delays in processing and delivery of all types of mail items throughout the country. The post will continue to provide its services according to safety guidelines. All mail requiring signature on delivery will be delivered with the post employee signing in place of the customer (but in their presence).
Belgium’s designated operator, bpost, advises that it is now able to send letter-post and parcel-post items, effective May 12, 2020 onwards, to the following additional destinations: Brazil, Canada, China (People's Rep.), the Russian Federation and the United States of America. The full list of destination countries is liable to change every day and is available at news.bpost.be/en-corona. Currently, bpost cannot accept letter-post or parcel-post items for destinations to which there is no transport capacity. Owing to limited capacity, bpost is still not able to guarantee delivery standards. Under these circumstances, the force majeure situation previously announced continues
Belgium’s post advises that it will continue to operate normally as far as possible. However, several measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of both customers and staff. Post offices will remain open in general but will be closed on Saturdays. For domestic and inbound international items that would normally require a signature, the mail carrier will sign for delivery in place of the customer (in the customer’s presence). The post is no longer able to guarantee delivery times, standard rules for signature on delivery, or availability of tracking data for shipments. Furthermore, given the diminishing number of flights and reduced capacity, the post is temporarily unable to send outbound international mail and parcels to destinations outside Europe.