Chile – Measures and restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19

19 marzo, 2020

The designated operator of Chile, CorreosChile, asks us to inform Union member countries and their designated operators of the following measures, effective as of 17 March 2020, that apply to letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items:

1)  Owing to a lack of international air transport capacity, CorreosChile is unable to dispatch international outbound mail. This applies to all countries except Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay;

2)  International inbound mail addressed to Easter Island will no longer be accepted;

3)  There will be delays in the processing and delivery of international inbound mail;

4)  Signature on delivery for international inbound mail will be suspended and replaced by delivery methods that limit direct physical contact.

These measures are a result of the reduced workforce across the logistics chain and of domestic and international flight connections in the light of the spread of COVID-19. CorreosChile is monitoring the situation and will adopt corrective measures as the situation evolves. CorreosChile thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding and will update them on any relevant changes via EmIS.