Peru – Update on measures to combat COVID-19

03 September, 2020


The designated operator of Peru, Servicios Postales del Peru S.A. (SERPOST), wishes to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators on government measures to combat COVID-19.

The national state of emergency has now been extended until 30 September 2020.

SERPOST resumed its operations as of 1 July 2020, and is gradually restoring normal activities. However, the continuing lack of international flights and measures taken by other countries and their designated operators mean that there are still significant delays in the processing of all incoming and outgoing international letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items. Teleworking and other measures to protect vulnerable staff and ensure biosecurity are also affecting services.

Nonetheless, designated operators are invited to help SERPOST restore normal operations by sending their dispatches to Peru.

The previously declared force majeure situation remains in force, meaning that SERPOST is still unable to guarantee service standards for letter post, parcel post and EMS in line with article 23 of the Universal Postal Convention and article 25-001 of the Convention Regulations. The conditions set out in previous EmIS messages also apply.

SERPOST thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding