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Delays in mail delivery to Certain Regions in Ecuador

April 25, 2016

The designated postal operator of Ecuador has informed us that the severe earthquakes that have occurred in that country since 16 April 2016 have seriously impacted acceptance, processing and delivery of mail, especially in the province of Manabi.

We received a list of the areas in Manabi province that have been affected by the earthquakes. The names of the affected cantons and the main cities in Manabi province are listed in the table below for your reference.

There may also be delays in the arrival of mail sent from those areas to Japan.

Thank you for your understanding of this situation.

Destination Affected region Mail types
Ecuador Manabi Province All types
(EMS, Air Mail*, SAL Mail)

*Air Mail includes Letters, Postcards, International Parcel Post, Small packets, International ePacket, Greeting cards, D-mail (priority bulk airmail) and P-mail (non-priority bulk airmail).

Names of severely affected cantons and main cities in Manabi

Province Cantons Main Cities
Manabi Bolivár Calceta
Chone Chone
El Carmen El Carmen
Flavio Alfaro Flavio Alfaro
Jama Jama
Jaramijó Jaramijó
Jipijapa Jipijapa
Junín Junín
Manta Manta
Montecristi Montecristi
Olmedo Olmedo
Paján Paján
Pedernales Pedernales
Pichincha Pichincha
Portoviejo Portoviejo
Puerto López Puerto López
Rocafuerte Rocafuerte
San Vicente San Vicente
Santa Ana Santa Ana
Sucre Bahía de Caraquez
Tosagua Tosagua
Veinticuatro de Mayo Sucre

Note: The situation may change according to the circumstances in Ecuador.

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