Considerable delivery delays expected for outbound mail items to China [as of 17:00, March 3]
January 28, 2020
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As we have announced previously, considerable delivery delays are expected for outbound mail items to China due to continuous significant cancellations of flights that were scheduled to transport postal items to China. It is expected to take more than two weeks to load the items to China that have already been accepted at present. Moreover, further delays may be expected depending on the destination areas in China.
Therefore, we are trying our best to dispatch promptly as many postal items as possible to China by reserving charter flights to that country, transporting items via other countries and cooperating with the postal operator in China.
Considerable delivery delays for outbound mail items to countries other than China have not occurred.
Although delivery of mail items to China will require considerable more time than usual, it would be appreciated if you would kindly understand this situation in advance.
The following information is based on notifications from other designated postal operators concerning delivery delays. The situation may change according to the circumstances. Updates will be provided as revised information is received.
Destined to China
The designated postal operator of China has informed us that delays will be experienced in the delivery of inbound mail items all over China due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
In addition, addressees will be contacted by phone before delivery and items will not be handed directly to addressees.
Destined to Hong Kong
The designated postal operator serving Hong Kong has informed us that disruptions will be experienced in all inbound and outbound mail processing due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
Destined to Mongolia
The designated postal operator of Mongolia has informed us that disruptions or delays will be experienced in all inbound and outbound mail processing due to the flight cancelations to/from Japan until March 11 and the closure of all domestic routes in Mongolia influenced by the spread of the new coronavirus infection. In addition, the period of disruption and delay might be extended.
As a result, acceptance of mail items to Mongolia is temporarily suspended in Japan. Detailed information is provided at
Destined to Italy
The designated postal operator of Italy has informed us that mail delivery in the following areas has been temporarily suspended due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
|Affected areas and postcodes||Mail types|
LIVRAGA (26814), BERTONICO (26821), BREMBIO (26822),
CASTIGLIONE D’ADDA (26823), SECUGNAGO (26826),
TERRANOVA DEI PASSERINI (26827), TURANO LODIGIANO (26828), CASALPUSTERLENGO (26841),
CASELLE LANDI (26842), CORNOVECCHIO (26842), CASTELNUOVO BOCCA D’ADDA (26843),
MACCATORNA (26843), MELETI (26843), CASTELGERUNDO (26844), CODOGNO (26845),
CORNO GIOVINE (26846), MALEO (26847),
SAN FIORANO (26848), SANTO STEFANO LODIGIANO (26849),
SENNA LODIGIANA (26856), FOMBIO (26861), GUARDAMIGLIO (26862),
ORIO LITTA (26863), OSPEDALETTO LODIGIANO (26864),
SAN ROCCO AL PORTO (26865), SOMAGLIA (26867), VO’ (35030)
Destined to Korea
The designated postal operator of Korea has informed us that items will not be handed directly to addressees in the following area due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
Affected area: Daegu