COVID-19 International Postal Service Updates

Registered Airmail

Updates: July 15

The COVID-19 pandemic has lasted for months since its outbreak in Jan 2020.

In Singapore, the situation became bad towards the end of 1st Quarter of 2020, resulting in the introduction of a Circuit Breaker in April; Inbound tourists are controlled, with more than 90% outgoing flights being cancelled. Though the situation has improved marginally as at now, and flight dispatch has improved, postal delivery delay worldwide is still expected.

Delivery of international postal packages will also be impacted by the global pandemic situation at destination. There are recent reports that COVID-19 has worsen in Australia Melbourne, Hong Kong, Japan, USA and other countries. Recently, Hong Kong has announced suspension of all school after a spike in locally transmitted cases. Australia has also introduced additional measures as the COVID-19 surge has worsen. Some US States have reimpose COVID-19 measures as cases spike. The strict border controls and restrictions on international travel, airlines have drastically reduced international services between Singapore and all international destinations. International air freight capacity and frequency has been severely limited. At destination, domestic flight transit and between states transit route could also be limited when the COVID-19 situation is not favorable. Unfortunately, such circumstances will lead to substantial delays for all postal packages delivery.

Updates: May 22

The COVID-19 has severely disruption movement of people and goods internationally.

As countries gear up to combat the spread of virus, many measures are introduced to protect the safety of individuals that are still working hard at the customs borders and also the processing facilities to clear mail packages for last mile delivery. With all the additional safety measures in place, delay in mail delivery is unfortunately inevitable.

 For few countries, postal flight availability has improved, e.g. USA & Japan. However, for many flights are still very limited, e.g. Australia, Canada, Chile, Mata and New Zealand. Some of the countries, though not in suspension list, are being held at Air Transit Centre for 24 days or longer, waiting for next available flights so the packages can be uplifted.

 Below is list of updated countries that are currently suspended for your information.

International Service Suspension

Aland Islands

Gambia

Norfolk Island

American Samoa

Gibraltar

Pacific Islands (Palau)

Andorra

Greenland

Palestine

Anguilla

Grenada

Panama

Antigua and Barbuda

Guadeloupe (including St Barthelemy)

Papua New Guinea

Azerbaijan

Guam

Paraguay

Bahamas

Guernsey Island and Alderney

Peru

Bangladesh

Guinea Bissau

Philippines

Barbados

Guinea Rep

Rwanda

Belize

Guyana

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Benin

Haiti

Saint Lucia

Bermuda

Honduras

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Bhutan

Iraq

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Bolivia

Island Of Wallis (Wallis & Futuna Islands)

Samoa

Bosnia Herzegovina

Isle of Man

San Marino

Botswana

Jamaica

Sao Tome & Principe

Bouvet Island

Jersey

Serbia

British Virgin Islands

Kiribati

Sierra Leone

Brunei Darussalam

Kosovo

Sint Maarten (Netherlands)

Cameroon

Kuwait

Solomon Island

Canary Island (SPX only)

Leichtenstein

South Africa

Cape Verde

Lesotho

Sri Lanka

Cayman Island

Libya

St Martin

Central African Rep

Malawi

Suriname

Chad

Maldives

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Comoros

Mali

Swaziland

Cook Island - New Zealand

Mariana Island

Tajikistan

Corsica

Marshall Island

The Vatican City State

Croatia

Martinique

Timor-Leste

Cuba

Mauritania

Tokelau

Curacao

Mayotte

Tonga

Curacao (Netherlands)

Micronesia

Tunisia

Cyprus

Moldova

Turkmenistan

Djibouti

Monaco

Turks & Caicos Island

Dominica

Mongolia

U.S.Virgin Islands

Dominican Republic

Montenegro

Uruguay

Dutch Caribbean and Caribbean Netherlands

Montserrat

US outlying Islands

Ecuador

Nauru

Vanuatu

Falkland Island

Nepal

Venezuela

Faroe Islands

Netherland Antilles / Bonaire / Curacao / St.Eustatius / St Maarten

Yemen

Fiji

New Caledonia

Zaire (Congo Republic)

French Guiana

Nicaragua

Zimbabwe

French Polynesia

Niue

 

French Southern Territories

 

 

 

COVID-19 outbreak has severely impacted international movement of people and goods as countries implement additional border controls and restrictions on international travel. As a result, airlines have drastically reduced international services, leading to a significant reduction in air freight capacity and frequency to all international destinations. All mail packages will be collected and lodged. However, all shipments to overseas will result in a delay from the usual transit time. Your patience is appreciated. 

Estimate delivery for Registered airmail is 1-3 months (unpredictable and could be longer), please opt for express shipping (free upgrade for purchases with 4 polishes and above) or purchase again when the pandemic is over. 

COVID-19 UPDATES FROM SINGPOST (FOR REGISTERED AIRMAIL) CLICK HERE.

Express Shipping

We recommend express shipping for all orders for faster delivery. Current estimate delivery time:

- USA & Canada: 3-7 working days
- Europe: 3-5 working days
- Australia: 10 days