The designated operator of Portugal, CTT Correios de Portugal, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, as part of measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19, letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring signature on delivery will no longer be signed at the moment of handover to the recipient, for health, safety and security reasons. Instead, the postman/postwoman will ask the recipient for their given name and family name, and will enter this information, followed by “CV19”, in the signature field on the handheld device. This temporary measure came into force from Monday, 16 March 2020 and will remain in effect until further notice.
CTT Correios de Portugal 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.