Latvia

6-11-20

Latvia’s post advises that the government lifted a state of emergency effective June 10. Some of the restrictions that were in place to prevent spread of COVID-19 have been relaxed and the situation is gradually returning to normal. However, for international mail, due to cancellation of flights, processing of postal items may still be subject to significant delays. The post is continuing to accept outbound postal items destined for all countries and is sending them via alternative routes as required. Restrictions set out in previous alerts continue to apply, and the force majeure situation remains in force.

5-12-20

Latvia’s post advises the government has extended a state of emergency until June 9 (subject to review). Therefore, the situation of force majeure previously declared as well as all earlier announcements including suspension of service delivery standard guarantees and notice of delays remain in effect until further notice. The post continues to operate, accepting postal items destined for all countries and sending them via alternative routes.

4-10-20

Latvia’s post advises that it has extended the situation of force majeure until further notice. This is the result of an extended state of emergency through at least May 12 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The post can no longer guarantee service delivery standards. It has suspended processing of all inbound and outbound international mail conveyed via passenger air transport until further notice. It will strive to find alternative means to convey its outbound mail by truck or cargo air transport. Customers are advised that there may be significant delays. For preventive purposes, shipments are stored in a warehouse for 72 hours prior to transport. The post also will store postal items at its offices for up to 60 days to alleviate customers’ concerns about having to collect items immediately and help reduce the flow of customers at post offices.

3-17-20

Latvia Post has suspended processing of all inbound and outbound international mail conveyed via passenger air transport until further notice. The government of Latvia has declared a state of emergency in response to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, Latvia Post is declaring a situation of force majeure and will strive to find alternative means to convey its outbound mail by truck or cargo air transport. Customers are advised that there may be significant delays in the meantime. For preventive purposes, shipments are stored in a warehouse for 72 hours prior to transport. The post also will store postal items at its offices for up to 60 days to alleviate customers’ concerns about having to collect items immediately, and also to help to reduce the flow of customers at post offices.