Maldives – Partial resumption of postal operations

11 July, 2020


The designated operator of the Maldives, Maldives Post, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that operational activities have been partially restored as of 5 July 2020, in spite of COVID-19 social distancing measures. Most economic activities have now resumed, subject to certain restrictions.

Outbound mail items (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS) Owing to the suspension and cancellation of many flights to and from the Maldives, severe delays are to be expected for all outbound airmail until sufficient transport capacity becomes available following the airlines’ resumption of operations on 15 July 2020. Therefore, Maldives Post is not accepting international letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items for any destination until the situation returns to normal. Inbound mail items (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS) Since 3 June 2020, and until further notice, the international mail processing centre has been operating with a limited workforce for the processing of incoming international dispatches. This means that Maldives Post is still unable to guarantee quality of service and delivery standards for letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items, and the case of force majeure already invoked remains in force. The disruption is expected to continue until the epidemic is over. Signature on delivery is suspended for all letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items. However, tracked confirmation of deliveries will be provided via the usual tracking event scans for products that allow tracking. Maldives Post thanks all other Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding,