Nepal

6-28-21

Nepal Post advises that the government has lifted suspension of some international flights, subject to government-mandated conditions. Domestic flights will resume July 1. Lockdown measures have been relaxed. Other public transport remains suspended until further notice. These measures may result in delays in mail collection, transportation and delivery. The post remains unable to accept outbound mail to countries other than India.

6-3-21

Nepal Post advises that the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has partially lifted the suspension of international flights to and from China (People's Rep.), Qatar and Turkey, effective June 1-30, with the airlines of these countries each permitted to operate one flight per week. The operation of cargo, rescue and evacuation flights will be carried out subject to special permission. Two flights per week will be permitted between Nepal and India under the air travel bubble arrangement effective until June 30, subject to certain conditions. The partial lockdown has already been extended until June 3. These measures may result in delays in the collection, transportation and delivery of mail. Nepal Post will continue to be unable to accept outbound mail to countries other than India, until the passenger flights normally used to transport mail are resumed.

5-25-21

Nepal Post advises there could be delays in mail collection, transportation and delivery because of the suspension of international flights through May 31 and a partial lockdown through May 27. The post is unable to accept outbound mail to countries other than India until passenger flights normally used to transport mail are resumed.

5-12-21

Nepal Post advises that the government has decided to extend the lockdown in the Kathmandu Valley until May 27. A partial lockdown is already in place throughout the country, and all public transportation and domestic flights are suspended. Inbound international flights have been suspended until May 14, with the exception of flights within an air transport bubble with India. These measures may result in delays to the collection, transportation and delivery of mail. Nepal Post remains unable to accept outbound mail to countries other than India, until such time as the passenger flights normally used to transport mail are resumed.

5-5-21

Nepal Post advises that a partial lockdown was implemented effective April 29 for a period of two weeks. These measures may result in delays to the collection, transportation and delivery of mail. Nepal Post remains unable to accept outbound mail to countries other than India.

4-29-21

Nepal Post advises that the government has announced a two-week lockdown in the Kathmandu Valley and a number of cities with high rates of COVID-19, effective April 29. These measures may result in delays to collection and delivery of mail. Nepal Post is still unable to accept outbound items to countries other than India.

9-18-20

Nepal Post advises that inbound international flights, domestic flights and long-distance public transport have resumed. The post is able to deliver mail throughout the country. It is still unable to accept outbound mail.  

8-13-20

Nepal Post advises that the government has decided to maintain the suspension of incoming international flights until Aug. 31, 2020. Domestic and international flights and domestic public transport services will be resumed effective Sept. 1, 2020 (and not from the Aug. 17, 2020 date previously communicated).

7-1-20

Nepal Post advises that the government has extended a partial nationwide lockdown, including suspension of incoming international flights, until July 22. As previously announced, some domestic postal services resumed June 15. The measures implemented to combat the COVID-19 pandemic have had an impact on collection, transmission and delivery of mail, and on postal services in general.

6-17-20

Nepal Post advises that domestic postal services will partially resume effective June 15, 2020, in accordance with the government partially lifting the national lockdown. However, all incoming international flights remain suspended until July 5, 2020. The measures implemented to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic have had an impact on the collection, transmission and delivery of mails and postal services.

6-3-20

Nepal Post advises the government has further extended a lockdown until June 14. This, together with suspension of all incoming international flights until June 30, is affecting all postal operations.

5-19-20

Nepal Post advises that the government has further extended the lockdown until June 2, 2020. This, together with the suspension of all incoming international flights until May 31, 2020, is affecting all postal operations.

5-12-20

Nepal Post advises the government has extended a lockdown until May 18. This, together with suspension of all incoming international flights (extended until May 31), is affecting mail collection, processing and delivery.

4-27-20

Nepal Post advises that a government lockdown has been extended until May 7. In addition, all incoming international flights are suspended until May 15. These actions are affecting all postal operations.

4-16-20

Nepal Post advises that the government has extended a lockdown until April 27. This, together with suspension of all incoming international flights until April 30, is affecting all postal operations.

4-10-20

Effective April 10, 2020, the U.S. Postal Service will temporarily suspend international mail acceptance to destinations where the foreign postal operator has indicated that they are unable to process or deliver international mail or services originating from the United States. 

Customers are asked to refrain from mailing items addressed to Nepal until further notice.

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 already deposited items, other than Global Express Guarantee (GXG®), Postal Service employees will endorse the items as “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender” and then place them in the mail stream for return.

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 re-mail 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.

USPS is closely monitoring the situation and will continue to update customers until the situation returns to normal.

4-8-20

Nepal Post advises that the government has extended its suspension of all incoming international flights until April 30. This, together with a lockdown that remains in force until April 15, is affecting all postal operations.