Korea’s post advises that several cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among the workforce of the Seoul office of exchange. As staff shortages are expected during the coming weeks, there will be significant delays in processing and delivery of both inbound and outbound mail items.
Korea Post has suspended processing of outbound mail to the following additional countries listed below until further notice.
Effective date: April 7, 2020
- Countries: Germany, Russian Federation, Singapore, United Kingdom
- Target items: outbound airmail (letter and parcel-post)
- Exception: only EMS is accepted for these countries.
Effective date: April 10, 2020
- Countries: Guam, Lithuania
- Target items: all outbound airmail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items)
Korea Post advises that it has suspended processing of all outbound mail to the following additional countries until further notice due to the suspension of flights resulting from the outbreak and rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19): Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Hawaii (United States of America), Iceland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Turkey, Uganda and Zambia.
The current situation will also have repercussions in terms of quality of service for all types of inward and outward mail as Korea Post will no longer be able to guarantee quality of service standards. Therefore, a situation of force majeure is invoked for all types of postal services in relation to the suspension of outbound mail to the above-mentioned countries until the situation has returned to normal.
Korea Post advises it has suspended processing of all outbound mail to the following countries until further notice due to the suspension of flights resulting from the outbreak and rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19): Australia, Azerbaijan, Canada (express mail service items only still accepted), Ethiopia, Jordan, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Peru, Switzerland, Tunisia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Maldives, Mozambique, Oman, Pakistan, Romania, Rwanda and Tanzania.