Papua New Guinea

6-17-20

Papua New Guinea’s post advises that the government has lifted the state of emergency effective June 16, 2020. All mail services have resumed as normal, although deliveries may still be delayed. Additionally, only two international flights are currently operating, to and from Australia and Singapore.

4-10-20

Papua New Guinea’s post advises that the government has extended measures taken to minimize spread of COVID-19 until June 1. Access to postal outlets is subject to restrictions. Processing of all inbound and outbound mail also will be subject to restrictions. These measures will impact the post’s ability to maintain its sorting and delivery operations. For this reason, service delivery standards cannot be guaranteed and the post is invoking a situation of force majeure with regard to quality of service until the situation returns to normal.

4-7-20

Temporary Service Suspension — The Postal Service will temporarily suspend international mail acceptance for certain destinations due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective April 7, 2020, the Postal Service has temporarily suspended international mail acceptance to destinations where air and sea transportation is unavailable due to widespread cancellations and restrictions into the area. Customers are asked to refrain from mailing items addressed to Papua New Guinea 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 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.

3-25-20

Papua New Guinea’s post advises access to postal outlets is subject to restrictions due to a 14-day government lockdown beginning March 24 as a precaution against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Processing of all inbound and outbound mail will be subject to restrictions. This is expected to remain the case until the end of the pandemic. These measures will impact the post’s ability to maintain its sorting and delivery operations. For this reason, service delivery standards cannot be guaranteed and the post is invoking a situation of force majeure with regard to quality of service until the situation returns to normal.