Curaçao’s post, Cpost International N.V., advises that designated operators can once again dispatch letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items via available airlines. The airport is still closed for regular commercial flights, with the exception of KLM flights.
All Cpost International personnel have resumed work and all retail counter services are available again, with the exception of proof of delivery (POD), which will not be provided until further notice. Signatures will no longer be requested for any deliveries, to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Curacao’s post advises that the government’s self-isolation measures will continue until April 27.
Effective April 10, 2020, the U.S. Postal Service will temporarily suspend international mail acceptance to destinations where the foreign postal operator has indicated that they are unable to process or deliver international mail or services originating from the United States.
Customers are asked to refrain from mailing items addressed to Curacao until further notice.
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 already deposited items, other than Global Express Guarantee (GXG®), Postal Service employees will endorse the items as “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender” and then place them in the mail stream for return.
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 re-mail 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.
USPS is closely monitoring the situation and will continue to update customers until the situation returns to normal.
Curacao’s post advises it is experiencing significant disruption to daily operations due to flight cancellations and other government-imposed measures, and is therefore declaring a situation of force majeure and ceasing to accept inbound letters and parcels until sufficient transport capacity becomes available. The post will continue to provide delivery, cargo and money transfer services. In addition, it will operate a modified local delivery schedule with half its staff, and reduced staff at the retail counter and in customer service as well. Signatures will no longer be requested for any deliveries, and no proof of delivery can be provided until further notice.