Czech Republic

4-14-21

Czech Republic’s post advises that the state of emergency announced on March 30 has now ended. Previously announced restrictions in terms of service standards and application of force majeure remain in place.

3-30-21

Czech Republic’s post advises that the government has extended the state of emergency for a further 14 days, with effect from March 28, due to COVID-19. The post will continue to provide postal services in line with public health measures and other restrictions, but will be operating with a reduced workforce. The processing and delivery of all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) will continue to be affected, and Czech Republic’s post is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. The situation of force majeure previously notified is being extended until further notice and the restrictions will continue to apply.

3-2-21

Czech Republic’s post advises that, in response to a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 infections, the Czech Government has extended the state of emergency until at least March 21, 2021. The post will continue to provide postal services in line with public health measures and other restrictions, but with a reduced workforce. The processing and delivery of all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) will continue to be affected, and Czech Republic’s post is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. The situation of force majeure previously notified is being extended until further notice.

11-2-20

Czech Republic’s post advises that the country has been hit with a second wave of the coronavirus and a state of emergency is extended until Nov. 20. Wide-ranging restrictions include mandatory closure of shops and selected service providers. The post will continue to provide postal services to the extent possible, however, quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail cannot be guaranteed.

6-8-20

Czech Republic’s post advises that acceptance of mail for some countries remains temporarily suspended due to the transport situation and continuing lockdown in destination countries. Due to cancellation and postponement of flights, processing of outbound items may be subject to significant delays. In addition, because of social distancing rules, delays may occur in processing and delivery of all types inbound and domestic mail items. Previously communicated restrictions regarding service standards and application of force majeure remain in place.