The designated operator of Japan, Japan Post, would like to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, because of a significant decline in transport performance resulting from restrictions to flights to and from China (People's Rep.) and other measures, acceptance of mail items destined for China is being temporarily suspended from 13 March 2020, with the exception of certain letter-post items as detailed below:
Temporarily suspended mail types:
– EMS items;
– Parcel post by air, S.A.L. and surface;
– Letter post (small packets and printed matter) by air, S.A.L. and surface;
– Letter post (letters, postcards and items for the blind) by surface.
Japan Post plans to dispatch to China as many as possible of the items currently backlogged in Japan by using the available flights, which are currently very limited in number and operating for limited routes only.
Until sufficient transport capacity becomes available, Japan Post will not provide transit for the above-mentioned items destined for China and Mongolia, for which Japan Post has suspended the acceptance of all outbound international mail items due to the cancellation of all flights from/to those countries.
It is, however, continuing to accept letter post (letters, postcards and items for the blind) by air.
Japan Post thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding. It will update them via EmIS once the situation has returned to normal.