Belgium Post advises that postal services have largely returned to normal following the flooding caused by heavy rain in July. Delays may still occur due to detours to avoid damaged roads and bridges, but the impact on delivery performance is limited. The most severely affected postcode areas are as follows: 4020, 4030, 4031, 4032, 4050, 4051, 4130, 4140, 4170, 4180, 4190, 4520, 4700, 4780, 4790, 4800, 4801, 4820, 4821, 4830, 4831, 4834, 4837, 4845, 4860, 4861, 4870, 4877, 4910, 4970, 4980, 5580, 5640, 5650, 5670, 6900, 6940, 6980, 6987 and 6990.
Six post offices remain closed for security reasons. However, all other affected post offices have now reopened, albeit with temporary solutions in certain cases.
Belgium Post advises there are disruptions to postal services in the southern part of the country due to extreme flooding that has closed the railway network and numerous roads in the region. Inbound and outbound services (both domestic and international) are operating as normal in the rest of the country.
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.