The UPU's International Bureau (IB) has been monitoring the disruptions to the global postal supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and is seeking to identify possible ways to mitigate its impact – particularly with regard to the widespread restrictions and cancellations of passenger flights.
UPU action on network disruptions caused by COVID-19
Communication from member countries on COVID-19
Members can now access the latest list summarizing messages the UPU has received from its member countries regarding to COVID-19 (password protected). The list includes hyperlinks to EMIS messages, as well as start and end dates for service disruptions.
Statement from the Director General of the Universal Postal Union on the closure of its headquarters to all non-essential personnel
The health and welfare of the Universal Postal Union's staff and their families are my highest priority. I have, therefore, decided to close the headquarters of the Universal Postal Union with immediate effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic and instructed all non-essential staff to work remotely.
Coronavirus: find out more about measures taken by the International Bureau
The International Bureau is responding coherently and proportionately to the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), on the basis of UN protocols and the host country's medical advice.
Statement of the Universal Postal Union on COVID-19 and its impact on postal operations
The following is a statement from the Universal Postal Union on the COVID-19 pandemic.