The designated postal operator of Slovakia, Slovenská pošta, would like to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, in order to combat the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, on 16 December 2020 the Slovakian Government announced a new lockdown, which will come into effect on 19 December and last at least until 10 January 2021.
The lockdown restrictions introduced throughout Slovakia include the mandatory closure of non-essential shops and certain other services.
Slovenská pošta will continue to provide postal services, but will operate with a reduced workforce and subject to the new lockdown restrictions and safety guidelines. The processing and delivery of all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) will continue to be affected, and Slovenská pošta is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. Therefore, the force majeure situation declared through previous EmIS messages remains in place until further notice.
Slovenská pošta thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding.