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Postal services to certain destinations suspended or subject to delay
     Hongkong Post announced today (March 18) that, due to the reduction or cancellation of flights by airlines, airmail and/or Speedpost services to the following destinations are suspended.  A list of the newly affected destinations is appended below:
Destination Service Type
Africa Djibouti Airmail
(including Speedpost)
Egypt Speedpost
Nigeria Speedpost
Somalia Air Letter
Asia Bahrain Airmail (including Speedpost)
Central and South America Dominica Air Letter
Uruguay Airmail
(including Speedpost)
Europe Armenia Speedpost
Belarus Airmail
(including Speedpost)
Cyprus Speedpost
Estonia Airmail
(including Speedpost)
Montenegro Airmail
(except Speedpost)
     Besides, as advised by overseas postal administrations, surface and air mail services (including Speedpost) to the following destinations are suspended or subject to delay.  A list of the newly affected destinations is appended below:
Destination Service delay/suspension
Asia Kuwait Suspended
Sri Lanka Suspended
Central and South America El Salvador Delayed
Panama Delayed
Peru Suspended
Europe Cyprus Delayed (Speedpost suspended)
Latvia Suspended
Moldova Suspended
Slovenia Delayed
Spain Delayed

     Due to the substantial reduction in flight frequencies, apart from the above destinations, air mail to various European countries, Australia, Japan, Korea and the United States may be subject to considerable delays of more than one week in handing posted items to airlines subsequent to Hongkong Post’s completion of the handling procedures after posting.  Members of the public are advised to visit Hongkong Post website at www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/notices/index.html for the latest update.
Ends/Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Issued at HKT 20:11
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