Brazil – Emergency 10-day holiday

26 March, 2021


Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, owing to the critical COVID-19 situation in Brazil, the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and their respective metropolitan regions have decreed an emergency 10-day holiday, from 26 March to 4 April 2021.

Postcode areas impacted:

Rio de Janeiro and metropolitan region:

20000-000 to 23799-999

24000-000 to 24399-999

São Paulo and metropolitan region:

01000-000 to 05999-999

08000-000 to 08499-999

Despite the restrictions, the designated operator of Brazil will continue its operations, including mail delivery in the areas concerned, and there should be no need to interrupt the dispatch of mail via cargo to Brazil. While every effort will be made to provide services as usual, some variation in service delivery standards (including delivery times and other quality parameters, transmission of scanning events, quality of service link to terminal dues), may be experienced. Delays and fluctuations may occur along the operational chain during the period in question and the immediate following days. This applies to all UPU products (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items).

The designated operator of Brazil thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding.