International Service Alerts

Circumstances which can influence the transit time of your international mail

Below you will find an overview of the current international service alerts that can affect the receipt and delivery of mail and parcels to and from abroad.

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General update COVID-19

In the Netherlands, the coronavirus is now more or less under control. However, many other countries are still facing severe challenges. As a result, strict corona measures remain in place. In many countries, steps have been taken to minimise physical contact when delivering mail and parcels. Recipients in these countries may no longer be required to sign for delivery, for instance. In addition, many countries around the world are taking measures that may affect the processing and delivery of mail and parcels.

This page provides current information per destination.

I’m expecting a delivery from abroad

In many parts of the world, the strict corona measures affect the delivery of mail and parcels. International deliveries may therefore take longer to arrive, especially mail from Asian countries, such as China. Are you currently expecting a letter or parcel from abroad? Then you may have to wait longer than expected.

I’ve sent a shipment abroad

The various measures and precautions taken to contain the coronavirus may negatively affect transit times. In certain countries, delivery may be suspended altogether, albeit temporarily.

The overview below provides information about disruptions that may affect international mail and parcel delivery.

More information on COVID-19 and PostNL

Current events

No delivery due to COVID-19 or other reasons

Canada (CA)

Date of alert:

30 September 2022, ongoing
Expected delay:

4 - 7 days

Region:
Canada

Reason for service alert:

Due to hurricane Fiona we are currently experiencing delays in the delivery of mail and parcels to Canada. The most impacted provinces are Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island with postcodes B3K, B3M, B3N, B3P, B3R, B3S, B3V, BEJ, B3L, B3H, B2Y, B2V, B2W, B2X, B2Z, B3A, B2J, B3B, B3G, B4C, B4E, B4G, B2J, B2H, B4H, B2N, B0M, B0K, B0L, B0P 1T0, B0M 1E0, B0H 1X0, B0J 3B0, B0J 1A0, B0J 2A0, B0C 1G0, B0C 1H0, B1A 1A0, B1G 1A0, B1J 1B0, B1J 1B0, B1W 1A0, B1Y 1B0, B1Y 1E0, B1A 4X0, B0C 1K0, B0C 1L0, B2C 1A0, B1C 1A0, B1K 1A7, B0C 1N0, B1H 1A0, B1B 1A0, B1E 1A0, B0C 1R0, B1L 1A0, B1V 2L0, B1P 1T0, B1N 1L0, B1A 4X0, B1H 1Y0, B2A 3Y6, B1P 5Z0, B0N, B2T, B3T, B3G, B0J, B2S, B2V, B2R, B3E, B3Z, E4H 1B0, E8T, C1A, C1B, C0A, C1N, C0B.

United States (USA)

Date of alert:

30 September 2022, ongoing
Expected delay:

2 weeks

Region:
United States

Reason for service alert:

Due to hurricane Ian we are currently experiencing delays in the delivery of mail and parcels to the state of Florida.

Philippines (PHL)

Date of alert:

28 September 2022, ongoing
Expected delay:

7 - 14 days

Region:
Philippines

Reason for service alert:

Due to typhoon Noru we are currently experiencing delays in the delivery of mail and parcels the of the Philippines.

Japan (JPN)

Date of alert:

20 September 2022, ongoing
Expected delay:

1 - 7 days

Region:
Japan

Reason for service alert:

Due to typhoon Nanmadol we are currently experiencing delays in the delivery of mail and parcels to Japan.

Puerto Rico (PRI)

Thailand (THA)

Pakistan (PAK)

New Zealand (NZ)

United Kingdom (GBR)

Trinidad en Tobago (TT)

El Salvador (SV)

Nicaragua (NI)

The Bahamas (BS)

Cuba (CU)

Cyprus (CYP)

Tonga (TON)

South Africa (ZAF)

Portugal (PRT)

Honduras (HND)

Israel (ISR)

Russia (RUS)

Japan (JP)

Ukraine (UA)

Ireland (IE)

Solomon Islands (SI)

China (CN)

Spain (ES) - Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla

Canada (CA)

Australia (AU)

United States (US)

Afghanistan (AF)

Belarus (BY)

Romania (RO)

Turkmenistan (TM)

Bulgaria (BGR)

Solved

Cayman Islands (CYM)

India (IND)

Australia (AU)

Australia (AU)

New Zealand (NZ)

Chile (CL)

Romania (RO)

United Kingdom (GBR)

Nicaragua (NI)

Greece (GR)

Portugal (PT)

Spain – Canary and Balearic Islands (ES)

Tonga (TO)

Australia (AU)

Peru (PER)

Saint Lucia (LCA)

Cayman Islands (KY)

Brazil (BRA)

Kuwait (KWT)

Indonesia

Japan (JP)

Ireland (IE)

Cayman Islands (CYM)

Kazakhstan (KZ)

Hong Kong (HKG)

Malaysia (MY)

Ireland (IE)

Moldova (MDA)

Greece (GR)

Italy (IT)

Thailand

Phlippines (PH)

Equatorial Guinea (GQ)

Germany, The United Kingdom and The Netherlands

Oman (OM)

Pakistan (PK)

Cambodia (KH)

Greece (GR)

United Kingdom (UK)

China (CN)

Cuba (CU)

Honduras (HN)

Canada (CA)

Jamaica (JM)

Peru (PE)

Bermuda (BM)

China (CN)

Greece (GR)

Thailand (TH)

United States (US)

Italy (IT)

Italy (IT)

Thailand (TH)

Bermuda (BM)

Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and The Netherlands

New Zealand (NZ)

Poland (PL)

Lebanon (LB)

Sri Lanka (LK)

Israel and Palestinian Territories

Australia (AU)

France (FR)

Nepal (NP)

France (FR)

Canada (CA)

Australia (AU)

Indonesia (ID)

Brazil (BR)

United States (US)

Chile (CL)

Moldova