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International Post Suspensions between Australia/New Zealand and Japan

17 Apr 2020 11:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Due to the limited flights between Japan and Australia/New Zealand at this time, international postal services are experiencing temporary suspensions and delays.

Japan Post:

(Japanese only information)https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/2020/0409_01_01.pdf

As of April 10, delivery of EMS and Air mail to Australia is suspended. All types of mail to New Zealand is suspended.

A previous version of this file is available in English here: https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/2020/0401_02_01_en.pdf

Australia Post:

On April 3, Australia post shared the following update regarding post to Japan: https://auspost.com.au/about-us/news-media/important-updates/coronavirus/coronavirus-international-updates#international

“Please be advised that we are experiencing international delivery delays into Japan of up to 2-4 weeks due to limited flights and government restrictions. Please note: Australia Post will suspend Economy Services for parcels into Japan effective 3 April and until further notice. Express and Standard Service for parcels will continue but there will be delays. Economy Services for letters will continue. Express items will be prioritised during this period. Australia Post continues to work closely with partner airlines and postal operators to try to move items as quickly as possible.”

New Zealand Post:

According to the latest update (April 3), International Express Courier service is available, but International Air and Courier services are temporarily suspended for deliveries to Japan. https://www.nzpost.co.nz/sites/nz/files/uploads/shared/covid-updates/Covid-19-international-network-outbound-08042020.pdf

As the measures and restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic continue to change daily, we recommend confirming the latest updates from these postal services before sending items overseas.

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