April 22, COVID-19 Update
On April 21, we received the following updates regarding changes in international mail services due to COVID-19.
Access Worldwide has contingency plans in place to handle these country suspensions. Any suspended countries will be diverted to a special hold area and kept by country and by day. Once the suspensions are lifted we will enter the mail at that time. Access Worldwide will continue to receive and hold all mail until such time when we are able to send it. We are set up to handle this country by country, so that we can release each country’s mail as soon as they are able to accept it.
The following country has suspended certain mail services:
Honduras UPDATE: Empresa de Correos de Honduras (Honducor) has advised that they are extending the suspension of mail services until April 26, 2020, or a later date to be communicated in due course.
Unless otherwise noted, service suspensions to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail.
The following country has announced service disruptions:
Spain UPDATE: Correos y Telégrafos has advised that the Spanish Government has extended the state of alert until May 10, 2020. As a result, major impacts on processing and distribution of all international mail should be expected until the situation returns to normal.
Following is the complete list of temporarily suspended countries (including the six new countries effective on April 17, 2020):
5. Bosnia and Herzegovina
9. Cape Verde
10. Cayman Islands
12. Congo, Democratic Republic of the
13. Congo, Republic of the
14. Cook Islands
15. Costa Rica
20. French Polynesia
23. Guinea Bissau
43. New Caledonia
46. Papua New Guinea
51. Saudi Arabia
54. Solomon Islands
55. South Africa
56. South Sudan
57. Sri Lanka
59. Swaziland (Eswtini)
As always, we are available to discuss at your convenience. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about these new developments.