Maldives

7-21-20

Maldives Post advises that processing of outbound mail is gradually returning to normal, following resumption of limited international flights. However, acceptance of international mail remains temporarily suspended for some countries due to lack of flights and lockdown situations in destination countries.

7-6-20

Maldives Post advises that while operations have been partially restored, certain restrictions remain. Acceptance of international mail for any destination remains suspended due to suspension of flights. Customers should expect severe delays for all outbound airmail until sufficient transport capacity becomes available. Additionally, the international mail processing center is operating with a limited workforce. Consequently, quality of service and delivery standards cannot be guaranteed and the case of force majeure remains in force. The disruption is expected to continue until the epidemic is over. Signature on delivery remains suspended, however, tracked confirmation of deliveries will be provided via the usual tracking event scans for products that allow tracking.

7-1-20

Maldives Post advises that the government has extended a lockdown of the Malé region until July 4. International flights to and from the Maldives will be limited until July 15. Access to postal outlets remains subject to restrictions and measures to minimize personal contact remain in force.

6-19-20

Maldives Post advises the government has extended a lockdown of the Male region until June 30. Access to postal outlets is restricted and measures to minimize human contact remain in force.

6-17-20

Maldives Post advises that the government has extended the lockdown of the Malé region, until June 18, 2020. International flights to and from the Maldives remain limited until June 30, 2020 (or a later date to be communicated in due course). Access to postal outlets remains subject to restrictions, and measures to minimize human contact remain in force.

Additionally, owing to the suspension and cancellation of many flights to and from the Maldives, severe delays for all outbound airmail are to be expected until sufficient transport capacity becomes available. Maldives Post is therefore not accepting international letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items for any destination until the situation returns to normal.

Since June 3, 2020, and until further notice, the international mail processing center has been operating with a skeleton workforce to process incoming international dispatches. Maldives Post is still unable to guarantee quality of service and delivery standards and the case of force majeure already invoked remains in force. The disruption is expected to continue until the epidemic is over.

Signature on delivery is suspended for all letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items. However, tracked confirmation of deliveries will be provided via the usual tracking event scans for products that allow tracking.

6-4-20

Maldives Post advises the government has extended a lockdown of the Malé region until June 13 and suspension of international flights until June 30. The post is not accepting international mail items for any destination until the situation returns to normal. Severe delays for all outbound airmail are to be expected. The international mail processing center is operating with a skeleton workforce to process incoming international dispatches. Therefore, Maldives Post is still unable to guarantee quality of service and delivery standards and the case of force majeure already invoked remains in force. The disruption is expected to continue until the epidemic is over. Additionally, access to postal outlets remains subject to restrictions, and measures to minimize human contact remain in force.

5-19-20

Maldives Post is suspending the processing of all inbound and outbound mail in accordance with the extended government lockdown of the Malé region until May 28, 2020 (or a later date to be communicated in due course). International flights to and from the Maldives are suspended until May 31, 2020. Access to postal outlets is subject to restrictions, and steps have been taken to minimize human contact. Quality of service and delivery standards for all types of inbound and outbound mail fall under the already invoked case of force majeure.

5-4-20

Maldives Post advises that its suspension of all inbound and outbound mail is extended until May 14 in accordance with government measures adopted as a precaution against spread of COVID-19. International flights to and from the Maldives remain suspended until May 31. Access to postal outlets is subject to restrictions and steps have been taken to minimize human contact. Quality of service and delivery standards for all types of inbound and outbound mail fall under the already invoked case of force majeure.

4-21-20

Maldives Post is extending its suspension of all inbound and outbound mail processing through May 3 in accordance with government measures adopted as a precaution against spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). International flights to and from the Maldives remain suspended until April 30. Access to postal outlets is subject to restrictions and steps have been taken to minimize human contact. This will have a major impact on operations and quality of service and delivery standards for all types of inbound and outbound mail fall under the already invoked case of force majeure.

4-14-20

Maldives Post advises that its international mail processing centre is operating with a severely reduced workforce to process incoming international dispatches. Consequently, quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail has been impacted, and a situation of force majeure has been declared. Signature on delivery is suspended with immediate effect. However, tracked confirmation of deliveries will be provided via the usual tracking event scans for products that allow tracking. The disruption is expected to continue until the pandemic is over.

The government suspension of international flights to and from the Maldives has been extended until April 30, 2020, and severe delays on outbound mail are expected. Therefore, Maldives Post has ceased to accept international letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items for all destinations until sufficient transport capacity becomes available.

4-3-20

Maldives Post advises that it is extending the suspension of all inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel post and EMS items) processing through April 11, 2020 in accordance with government measures adopted as a precaution against spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Moreover, access to postal outlets is subject to restrictions. This will have a major impact on operations and, consequently, on quality of service for all types of mail. The disruption is expected to continue until the pandemic is over. Service delivery standards cannot be guaranteed and a situation of force majeure has been declared. Maldives Post has stopped accepting international mail items to all destinations until the situation returns to normal.

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