The designated operator of Samoa, Samoa Post, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that the Government of Samoa has extended the state of emergency until 26 October 2020.
With regard to international transport, there is still only one cargo flight per week to and from New Zealand. As a result, Samoa Post can send outbound mail and receive inbound mail only once per week. For mail to the United States, it is only able to send EMS items; normal parcel and letter post remain suspended. Furthermore, all inbound mail is subject to a seven-day quarantine before being processed and delivered. Owing to these conditions, Samoa Post wishes to advise all partners and Union member countries that delays are to be expected.
Samoa Post thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their support at this difficult time. It will update them via EmIS once the situation has returned to normal.