Colombia – Update on measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19

12 June, 2020

The designated operator of Colombia, Servicios Postales Nacionales S.A. 4-72, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, through Decree 749 of 28 May 2020, the Colombian government extended mandatory preventative isolation until midnight of 1 July 2020. As an essential service, however, the postal service is currently exempt from restrictions on movement, although this could change in the future. Servicios Postales Nacionales S.A. 4-72 will continue to provide domestic and international services in line with the latest developments regarding COVID-19.

In addition, Servicios Postales Nacionales S.A. 4-72 wishes to inform other other Union member countries and their designated operators that:

  1. The previously communicated measures affecting operations will remain in place, and will continue to cause significant delays to all inbound and outbound international letter-post, parcel- post and EMS items.
  2. Operational staff shifts will remain in place, and administrative staff will continue to work remotely, but will gradually resume on-site work on a shift basis and with flexible working hours.
  3. Owing to the continuation of force majeure, the cancellation of international flights, the closure of borders, and the internal measures taken by countries and their designated operators, Servicios Postales Nacionales S.A. 4-72 is currently unable to send letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items to various member countries. For more information, please go to  www.4-72.com.co/content/spn-4-72-coronavirus .

Servicios Postales Nacionales S.A. 4-72 will continue to provide its services in accordance with the restrictions resulting from the global health crisis, and to take every possible measure to protect its staff and customers.

Servicios Postales Nacionales S.A. 4-72 thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding. It will inform them via EmIS once the situation has returned to normal.