The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society of Ecuador advises that it must carry out the necessary procedures for the official designation of a new entity responsible for operating international postal services, fulfilling the related obligations arising out of the Acts of the Union in Ecuador, and ensuring the provision of the universal postal service in that country until Nov. 6, 2020.
In that regard, the fulfilment of the aforementioned obligations in Ecuador will be guaranteed by Empresa Pública Correos del Ecuador CDE E.P. until a new postal operator is designated in accordance with the Acts of the Union.
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 Ecuador at any Post Office or postal facility location, effective April 3 until further notice. Customers are asked to refrain from entering items addressed to Ecuador 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.
Ecuador’s post has suspended all postal services until further notice due to a state of emergency declared by the government in response to the outbreak and rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).