This section contains information (incl. Q&As, information, links to key data with regular updates) to help postal operators deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latest news

  • 13/01/2022  An increase in the COVID-19 infection rate in Malta is causing significant staff shortages at key processing and delivery locations at MaltaPost.  Every effort is made to ensure operational continuity.
  • 06/01/2022  On 27 December 2021, the French government announced the latest measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, applicable from 3 January 2022.  Le Groupe La Poste will be operating in strict compliance with all the French government imposed measures, while the number of COVID-19 infections rise daily. 
  • 04/01/2022  Posti Group - Postal services: The deteriorating COVID-19 situation and related absences cause delays in the delivery of traditional mail in parts of the capital region
  • 22/12/2021  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the international mail processing centre in Tbilisi, Georgia (IMPC codes starting with GETBS) has been temporarily closed and will be back to normal as of 24 December 2021
  • 20/12/2021  Liechtensteinische Post informs that as of 27 December 2021 the special measures implemented as a result of COVID-19 (i.e. staggered deliveries in different postcode areas) will be lifted.
  • 17/12/2021  The lockdown of the verification unit serving the Tbilisi international mail processing centres in Georgia will end on 25 December 2021.

Regulatory and governance

EU briefing (external report on what's happening in Europe)

Regulatory changes

  1. 17/08/2021   State aid: Commission approves €1b Cypriot scheme to support enterprises and self-employed individuals in context of coronavirus outbreak
  2. 10/08/2021   State aid: Commission approves €550m German support to compensate Deutsche Bahn for damages suffered by its subsidiary DB Fernverkehr due to the coronavirus outbreak
  3. 30/07/2021   State aid: Commission approves German measures worth over €2.5 billion to support rail freight and passenger operators affected by the coronavirus outbreak
  4. 23/07/2021   State aid: Commission simplifies rules for aid combined with EU support and introduces new possibilities to implement aid measures supporting the twin transition and the recovery from coronavirus pandemic
  5. 10/05/2021   State aid: Commission approves €1.9b Czech scheme to support companies in context of coronavirus outbreak

Governments and stakeholder policies


Last updated 19 January 2022

David Pilkington
Royal Mail International
T: +44 2074414356
F: +44 207 239 2427
Jana Vlachová
T: +32 2 761 9655
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