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Postal Delays due to the Volcanic Eruption in Iceland (As of April 19, 2010)

April 19, 2010

Please note that due to the volcanic ash cloud formed by the massive volcanic eruption in Iceland causing both arrival and departure flights’ cancellations in the region, there is a considerable delay expected for the postal items sent to the following destinations.
This also applies to the postal items sent from the same regions to Japan.

Territories with postal delays

Shipment Destination
/Dispatch Territory
Postal Item Type
A part of Middle and Near East
(Israel, Saudi Arabia)
International Express Mail (EMS), Airmail and SAL

Details Regarding the Delays

There have been multiple cancellations of flights to Europe since April 15, so a part of postal items sent after April 14 is temporarily stored along the way until the delivery services are resumed.
We will make a further announcement once the situation with the relevant international flights is resolved.

Japan Post Co., Ltd.

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