Korea (Rep.) – Suspension of mail exchanges with Chile, Hong Kong (China), Israel, Lao People’s Dem. Rep. and Mongolia

28 February, 2020

The designated operator of Korea (Rep.), Korea Post, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, owing to the suspension of flights and restrictions by delivery Posts resulting from the outbreak and rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the processing of all outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) to Chile, Hong Kong (China), Israel, Lao People’s Dem Rep. and Mongolia is currently suspended. In addition, the processing of all outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) to China (People’s Rep.) has been delayed owing to the reduction of air flights. Korea Post is making every effort to establish an alternative means of processing that mail. Korea Post is continuing to receive and dispatch mail from and to other countries without delays. In Daegu, however, all mail products requiring signature on delivery (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) will temporarily be delivered to the customer by a non-face-to-face method for safety reasons.

Korea Post thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding. It will update them via EmIS once the situation has returned to normal.