Chad’s post advises that a one-week lockdown was implemented Jan. 4 in the capital N’Djamena to limit spread of COVID-19. All inbound and outbound passenger flights there have been suspended during the lockdown.
Chad’s post advises the government has reopened the country’s air borders following improvements in the public health situation. The post is again able to exchange postal items with other designated operators.
Temporary Service Suspension — The U.S. Postal Service received notice that various postal operators are no longer able to process or deliver international mail or services originating from the United States due to service disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result, the Postal Service is currently unable to accept items destined for Chad at any Post Office or postal facility location, effective April 3 until further notice. Customers are asked to refrain from entering items addressed to Chad into the USPS system effective immediately.
These service disruptions affect Priority Mail Express International® (PMEI), Priority Mail International® (PMI), First-Class Mail International® (FCMI), First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®), International Priority Airmail® (IPA®), International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®), and M-Bag® items.
For any returned item bearing a customs form, the Postal Service will, upon request, refund postage and fees on mail returned due to the suspension of service. For all other returned items not bearing a customs declarations form, the Postal Service will, upon request, refund postage and fees on mail returned due to the suspension of service, or the sender may remail them with the existing postage once service has been restored. When remailing under this option, customers must cross out the markings “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender.”
Unless otherwise noted, service suspensions to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail.
Chad’s post advises that it is no longer able to send postal items to other designated operators or receive postal items from them until further notice. This is due to government measures aimed at minimizing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), including closure of land borders and suspension of all flights, except for cargo, until further notice.