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How are BFPO services affected?
Due to the outbreak of coronavirus affecting many parts of the world, the British Forces Post Office (BFPO) has implemented a number of changes across its global mail network, which will be in effect for several weeks.
Mail routes to the following locations have been suspended: Afghanistan, Balkans (Bosnia/Kosovo), Belgium, Belize, Brunei, Cape Verde, Columbia, Estonia, Italy, Kenya, Jordan, Mali, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Pakistan, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Somalia, South Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey (Hirfanli) and Ukraine. All ‘timed deliveries’ in the EU have also been suspended.
Restrictions remain in place on routes to Kuwait.
Alongside destinations already experiencing interruptions, disruption is expected to services to Bahrain, Germany, Holland, Poland and the United States.
Advice to BFPO customers
- Until further notice, do not place commercial orders, including online shopping, or post mail destined for delivery via the BFPO system to any of the countries where service is suspended.
- Do not rely on commercial orders or mail destined for delivery in other locations at risk of interruptions via the BFPO system until further notice.
- If you are expecting mail that is already within the mail system, expect delays; mail that is unable to be moved forward will be stored securely at BFPO Northolt in the short term.
All other routes are open, but the BFPO states that, as the situation develops, the postal service will change in line with any guidance issued by the government, Public Health England, the World Health Organization or its commercial partners.
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