An Post update on continued delays to international mail due to pandemic

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An Post has issued an update on the continued impact of COVID to its international services that have seen letters and packages to and from Ireland delayed.

The number of international flights has dwindled compared to normal as countries across the world continue to be hit with lockdowns and restrictions as the number of coronavirus cases rises.

As a result, many items posted in Ireland are still in transit – and there are still incoming parcels and letters that were posted ahead of Christmas.

In a statement issued earlier today, An Post said:

  • Widespread Covid-related restrictions and local lockdowns across the world continue to impact the distribution and delivery of international parcels and letters.
  • The number of international flights continues to be severely impacted by the Covid crisis, with only limited space available for international letters and parcels. As a result, many items posted in Ireland during December for delivery across the world are still in transit through airports and sea ports. Also, local delivery depots across the globe have been impacted by Covid, while some areas are also dealing with severe winter weather conditions.
  • An Post expects to be receiving incoming international Christmas parcels and letters for delivery in Ireland throughout January. We assure customers that we continue to deliver all international letters and parcels as soon as they are received into Ireland.

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Source: Dublin News