Thailand Post (TH) Update Force Majeure

01 april, 2020

The designated operator of Thailand, Thailand Post, would like to update other Union member countries and their designated operators that a state of emergency  was declared by the government in order to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID19. This state of emergency, which applies to the entire country, entails a number of extraordinary measures (such as self-isolation, social distancing, and advising people to work from home), effective on 26 March to 30 April 2020, or to a later date that may be communicated in due course. Consequently, there may be a severe impact on service quality for international inbound and outbound services and service delivery standards (including delivery time and other quality parameters) applicable under UPU provisions and related bilateral and multilateral agreements with designated operators can no longer be guaranteed.

Moreover, owing to the suspension of flights from and to Thailand, and the ensuing lack of transport capacity, it is currently unable to send mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) to an increasing number of countries. Please visit https://www.thailandpost.co.th/un/article_detail/article/11/17151 for up-to-date information on the affected countries.

Thailand Post will continue to monitor the rapidly evolving COVID19 situation and will actively follow the guidance and safety recommendations issued by the government of the Kingdom of Thailand.