:postcard: Mail Suspension Alerts

Finallly, Malaysia’s International Service has resumed beginning 1st March. However, apart from Singapore, it’s still limited to following countries :

Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

Below is the detail from the official website of postal service :

Pos Malaysia’s International Express Service Is Back!

Hi @uisa278, welcome to the forum!

I’m afraid this update only applies for express service — not surface or airmail. :frowning:

https://www.postoffice.co.za/countriespostalservicefeb21.pdf

The following routes seems to be back online.
Austria
Botswana
*China (Not sure if there is other problems, but according to them it should be working)
Lesotho
Mozambique
Namibia
Peru
Russia
Seychelles
Spain

Hope this helps :innocent:
Regards
Duncan

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@itsDuncan That is super helpful! Thank you for finding the PDF and doing the work of investigating the routes were resumed! :yellow_heart: We’re still not sure about China, but we’ll keep monitoring and will resume it when things improve.

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:white_check_mark: List updated April 7, 2021 at 04:54am UTC.

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India’s mail service to Russia, Ireland and Great Britain (United Kingdom) has commenced from immediate effect, since 09/01/2021.

Refer: https://www.indiapost.gov.in/VAS/Pages/News/IP102_mail_Russia_UK.pdf

Please make changes accordingly.

Mail from India suspended to following destinations

Mongolia
Luxembourg
New Zealand
Serbia

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According to a mail alert from PostNL on April 8, Chile closed its borders and suspended all mail activity.

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Poste Italiane published an update on 9th April 2021.

Italy :it: resumed mail to the following countries/territories :slightly_smiling_face::
Bolivia
Cape Verde
Ecuador
Jordan
Madagascar
Mauritius
Sudan

and suspended mail to the following countries/territories :slightly_frowning_face::
Bermuda
Botswana
Brunei
Comoros
Eswatini
Jersey
Lesotho
Mauritania
Namibia
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Sao Tome and Principe
Tajikistan
Timor-Leste
Turkmenistan

New total of suspended countries: 28

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Welcome to the forum!

This seems to be a January update and it was already used to update the Postal Monitor earlier in the year. Mail to Ireland has since been suspended again though, sadly. :pensive:

:white_check_mark: Above list was updated April 12, 2021 at 07:40am UTC.

A post was merged into an existing topic: Holidays delaying delivery?

Hi, @BridgetLarsen.
This thread is used to report updates only to help us keep track of international mail traffic.

For questions, comments or discussions, please post in the Postcrossing section of this forum.
You might like to take a look at Suggestions, General Topics, or Help!
Thanks!

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Hello! After checking Postal Monitor and detailed page of 日本郵便 , I find it is possible to send letters and postcards to the following countries or regions by surface from Japan.

  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Virgin Islands
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Eritrea
  • Fiji
  • French Polynesia
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyz
  • Laos
  • Moldova
  • Montserrat
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia
  • Nicaragua
  • Norfolk Island
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu

Please check.
Best regards

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Hi @Ryuuen, thank you for the post.

As it is mentioned in the How to/What to report on this topic on the first post; When making decisions for Postal Monitor, Postcrossing also takes into consideration the statistics and reports from its members. Japan is one of these cases.

*In addition to the official announcement from the postal agency, our Postal monitor is based on the actual reports from Postcrossing members on their returned/unaccepted postcards.
e.g. Japan, South Korea (surface only = suspended)

Overall global mail traffic and lockdown trends are being monitored, tested and checked if more destination countries could be added.

To avoid returned or rejected postcards at post offices for the 10585 members in Japan, Postcrossing will ease out the suspended routes carefully. That’s my understanding.

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:white_check_mark: Above list was updated April 14, 2021 at 06:51am UTC.

Slovenian Post (source: 12.04.2021) suspended mail acceptance for the following countries:
Armenia
Kyrgyzstan
Libya
Macao
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
Yemen

It is already reflected in the list above and Postal Monitor. Thank you.

Poland can send cards to the United Arab Emirates and Cuba

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If there’s someone around that is familiar with the services offered by Correos de Chile (or is better at Spanish than us), let us know what do you understand by this sentence:

Informamos que dada las nuevas medidas que afectan el cierre de fronteras, se mantendrán suspendido los siguientes servicios UPU de envíos al extranjero: EMS, Encomienda Internacional, PPI (certificado y sin seguimiento) y Carta certificada y sin seguimiento.

Our doubt is: is “Carta certificada y sin seguimiento” one thing, as in registered letters without tracking? Or do they mean both “Cartas certificadas” AND other mail “sin seguimiento”? :thinking: