Statement of the Universal Postal Union on COVID-19 and its impact on postal operations

13.03.2020 - The following is a statement from the Universal Postal Union on the COVID-19 pandemic:

“The Universal Postal Union recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic is an immense challenge for postal operators and our partners in airlines, shipping and global logistics. 

We encourage everyone to follow the guidance of the World Health Organization, as well as the advice provided by their country’s own medical advisors.

The health and safety of everyone is our first priority.   

UPU is following the situation closely and we continue to work with our membership to ensure the safety of delivered postal items, and that delays caused by flight cancellations are temporary and short lived.”

For further information, please contact: 

David Dadge

Programme Manager, Communication and Events Programme

Universal Postal Union (UPU)

Mobile: +41 76 457 36 54

Work: +41 31 350 31 23

Organization, Press release


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