Spain

7-1-20

Spain’s post advises that until sufficient transport capacity becomes available, it is unable to accept letters, parcels and express mail service items destined for all countries. This continues to have a major impact on operations and the post remains unable to guarantee quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail. The previously declared force majeure remains in place until further notice. However, the post is able to resume sending mail to a number of destinations, including the United States.

6-11-20

Spain’s post advises that the government has extended a state of alert until June 21. This will continue to have a major impact on postal operations and the post remains unable to guarantee quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail as well as compliance with delivery standards for items requiring signature.

5-27-20

Spain’s post advises the government has extended a state of alert until June 7 and the previously declared force majeure remains in effect. Consequently, until further notice, the post remains unable to guarantee quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail and compliance with delivery standards for items requiring signature. Because of improved international transport capacity and acceptance, the post is able to send mail to a number of countries, including the United States. The post is working on a plan to gradually resume normal operations over the coming weeks.

5-13-20

Spain’s post advises that the government has extended a state of alert until May 24 to reduce risk of spread of COVID-19. This will continue to have a major impact on operations. Consequently, until further notice, the post remains unable to guarantee quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail and compliance with delivery standards for items requiring signature. Due to increased use of road transportation and operational conditions imposed by the COVID-19 crisis, there could be delays unloading trucks arriving at the Madrid-Barajas office of exchange. The post is working on plans to gradually resume normal operations over the coming weeks.

4-29-20

Spain’s post is now able to send mail to the United States and a number of other countries following improvements in the international transport situation. It’s expected that further new routes will be opened for new destinations in the coming weeks as charter flights are made available by the main airlines operating in Spain. However, with normal flights not expected to resume until the end of June, Spain’s post cannot currently accept letters and parcels for destinations to which there is no transport capacity. Under these circumstances, the force majeure situation already announced continues. Also, the government has extended a state of alert until May 10 (subject to further extension). This will continue to have a major impact on operations and quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail.

4-22-20

Spain’s post is now able to send letters and parcels to the United States and a number of other countries following improvements in the international transport situation. It’s expected that additional routes will be opened in the coming weeks, thanks to wider availability of air routes and cooperation among postal operators using closed transit and shared road transport from central Europe. However, Spain’s post cannot accept letters or parcels for destinations to which there is no transport capacity. Under these circumstances, the force majeure situation previously announced continues. Also, the government has extended a state of alert until May 10. This will continue to have a major impact on operations and quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail.

4-8-20

Spain’s post advises that due to suspension of flights to and from the country it is currently able to send mail to the following countries only: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, South Korea, Netherlands, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. It is therefore declaring a situation of force majeure and has stopped accepting mail for all countries other than those listed until sufficient transport capacity becomes available. Also, the government has extended a state of alert until April 26 in order to reduce the risk of spread of the coronavirus. This will have a major impact on operations and, consequently, on quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail.

3-23-20

Priority Mail Express International guarantee suspended — Due to airline travel restrictions and cancellations, the U.S. Postal Service has temporarily suspended the guarantee on Priority Mail Express International destined to Spain. This suspension will be in effect until further notice. The Postal Service is taking all reasonable measures to minimize impact to our customers.