Panama – Suspension of postal services

23 mars, 2020

The designated operator of Panama (Rep.), Correos de Panamá, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, owing to new measures adopted by the national government and airlines to minimize the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), all incoming and outgoing international flights to and from Panama have been suspended as of 19 March 2020. As a result, airlines have cancelled mail transportation until further notice.

In view of this situation, Correos de Panamá would like to inform all member countries that transportation services for all categories of mail item (letter post, parcel post and EMS) are suspended until further notice.

As a result, Correos de Panamá is no longer able to guarantee inbound and outbound mail standards and invokes the force majeure clause for quality of service and quality of remunerations for all categories of mail item (letter post, parcel post and EMS) until further notice.

The postal network, national and international operations centres and national post offices will, however, remain open, but with a reduced workforce and modified working hours.

Correos de Panamá thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding. It will update them on any relevant changes via EmIS.