PostEurop closely monitors the current Coronavirus-Covid19 situation through a Coronavirus Crisis Group.  This dedicated page contains information (incl. Q&As, information, links to key data with regular updates) to help postal operators deal with pandemic.

Latest news

  • 02/03/2021  The Czech Government has extended the state of emergency until at least 21 March 2021.
  • 01/03/2021  Croatian Post, would like to inform other PostEurop Members that the measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 have been lifted, as of 28 February 2021.
  • 01/03/2021  The Lithuanian Government has extended the full-country lockdown until 31 March 2021
  • 25/02/2021  Condor takes off for Deutsche Post DHL Express
  • 16/02/2021  The Portuguese Government has extended the general lockdown at least until 1 March 2021.
  • 15/02/2021  The Hellenic government announced new lockdown restrictions, taking place as of 12 February 2021
  • 15/02/2021  The Republican Unitary Enterprise of Posts “Belpochta” informed that inbound international items are now being processed and delivered as normal.
  • 09/02/2021  The Slovakian Government has extended the state of emergency until at least 19 March 2021.
  • 08/02/2021  The Latvian Government has extended the state of emergency until at least 6 April 2021.
  • 04/02/2021  The UPU International Bureau (IB) has been exploring alternative transport options for designated operators to send mail around the world. - Table

Regulatory and governance

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

Regulatory changes

  1. 12/02/2021   State aid: Commission approves €1.4b Swedish scheme to support uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak
  2. 21/01/2021   State aid: Commission approves €12b German umbrella scheme to compensate companies for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak
  3. 20/01/2021   State aid: Commission approves €1.9b Polish scheme to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak
  4. 19/01/2021   State aid: Commission approves €300m Austrian scheme to support organisers of events affected by coronavirus outbreak
  5. 11/01/2021   State aid: Commission approves €202m Croatian scheme to support companies in the tourism and sports sectors
  6. 04/01/2021   State aid: Commission approves €1.2b German measure to recapitalise TUI 

Governments and stakeholder policies

Best practice information and advice


  1. France: Groupe La Poste "Adoptons les bons gestes pour se protéger" poster
  2. Greece: Hellenic Post ELTA "Precautions against Covid-19" updated poster
  3. Greece: Hellenic Post ELTA "Precautions against Covid-19" poster
  4. Ireland: An Post "Wash your hands" poster
  5. Ireland: An Post "Cough and sneezes" poster
  6. Ireland: Public Health Advice poster
  7. Italy: Actions taken to combat the spread of COVID-19
  8. Turkey: Turkish Ministry of Health poster

Social distancing

  1. Denmark: Delivery without physical contact infographic
  2. France: Groupe La Poste infosheets
  3. Georgia: Georgian Post delivery information video
  4. Greece: Greek government's poster #menoumespiti (we stay at home) 
  5. Greece: Greek government's logo (we stay safe) as of 28/4 
  6. Italy: Actions taken to combat the spread of COVID-19
  7. Italy: AGICOM Italy video on postal measures when signing postal items
  8. Norway: Posten Norge Plexiglass installed at postal counters
  9. Spain: Correos Simple delivery measures infographic
  10. Switzerland: How Swisspost is protecting their employees and customers in their branches
  11. Turkey: Ministry of Health 14 rules poster

Self isolation 

  1. Greece:  "Stay home. ELTA takes care of you" video 
  2. Greece: "This Easter … ELTA takes care of you!!!" video
  3. Portugal: CTT Portugal Post "Stay at Home" video 
  4. UK: Royal Mail "Delivering for the Country" video


Last updated 02 March 2021

David Pilkington
Royal Mail International
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Jana Vlachová
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