Bhutan – Nationwide lockdown

21 August, 2020


Bhutan Post, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, in order to contain the local transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Royal Government of Bhutan has declared a nationwide lockdown effective from 11 August 2020 until further notice. The lockdown measures include the restriction of movement of people and vehicles within the country, and everyone is required to stay at home to protect themselves and their families from the virus.

Owing to this nationwide lockdown, Bhutan Post is obliged to suspend its daily operations with regard to both domestic and international mail. This will have a direct impact on service quality for international inbound and outbound services, and severe delays are to be expected until the lockdown is lifted and normal transport capacity becomes available. As a result of the measures implemented in response to the global spread of COVID-19, Bhutan Post has declared a situation of force majeure in relation to all international letter-post, parcel-post and EMS services.

While Bhutan Post remains committed to fulfilling its postal obligations, it is also important to comply with the safety guidelines issued by the Royal Government of Bhutan in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Bhutan Post thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding.