Madagascar

8-13-20

Paositra Malagasy advises that the government has extended the lockdown measures in the Analamanga region until Aug. 23, 2020.

In Antananarivo, the Madagascan capital, travel is subject to restrictions and the use of public transport is not permitted, in order to limit person-to-person contact as far as possible. However, post office opening hours have returned to normal. Mail will therefore be delivered to post office boxes, but home deliveries may still be subject to delays.

In view of the ongoing situation, Paositra Malagasy remains unable to guarantee quality of service for all categories of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items), or to comply with standards for the delivery and export EMS items.

7-10-20

Madagascar’s post advises that the government has reinforced confinement measures for the region of Analamanga (Antananarivo) until July 20. Post offices in the capital are operating with a minimum level of service. Mail delivery is suspended until further notice. Express mail service items will continue to be delivered and post office box delivery will continue to be provided. However, the post is unable to guarantee quality of service for inbound and outbound mail or meet standards for express mail service items.

4-10-20

Madagascar’s post, Paositra Malagasy, advises that the state of emergency in the country has been extended until April 19, 2020. All measures already taken by the government have been reinforced.

Post offices are continuing to operate with a minimum level of service only. Mail deliveries (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) are taking place, but with delays. Therefore, it is not be able to guarantee quality of service for inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items), and in particular, standards for export and delivery of EMS items during this time.

4-1-20

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 Madagascar at any Post Office or postal facility location, effective April 3 until further notice. Customers are asked to refrain from entering items addressed to Madagascar 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.

3-26-20

Madagascar’s post advises that customers should expect severe impacts on postal operations due to measures aimed at preventing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Until further notice, post offices will be providing minimum service and delivery of mail is suspended. The post is no longer able to guarantee quality of service for all categories of inbound and outbound mail, in particular with regard to compliance with export and delivery standards for letters and express mail service items.