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Swiss Post no longer accepting letters and parcels addressed to China in its branches

Due to the coronavirus, many international flights to China have been cancelled. This is why deliveries of letters and parcels from Switzerland to the People’s Republic of China are only possible to a limited extent for the time being. Swiss Post is no longer accepting any letters or parcels addressed to China in Swiss Post branches or branches with partners until further notice.

A number of international airlines have either significantly reduced the number of flights to China or even cancelled their flights to China due to the corona virus. This is having an impact on international postage from Switzerland to China. As a result, Swiss Post is currently only able to use about a third of the capacity it actually requires for deliveries to China. Consequently, Swiss Post is no longer accepting any letters or parcels addressed to China in its Swiss Post branches or branches with partners with immediate effect and until further notice.

Customers who urgently need to send letters and parcels to China, however, can still post them using the “URGENT” shipping option. However, we are currently unable to guarantee the delivery times specified.

Importing deliveries from China

China Post is responsible for the transport of consignments that are sent to Switzerland from China. As such, Swiss Post is also unable to rule out the possibility of delays when importing consignments from China into Switzerland due to the very limited transport options.

Information:

Swiss Post Media Unit, Jacqueline Bühlmann, 058 341 37 80, presse@swisspost.ch