The wait for international mail and parcel delivery is set to become longer

Leitrim Observer Reporter


Leitrim Observer Reporter

Post Office

Postal deliveries to and from overseas are being impacted by covid restrictions

Those sending mail overseas or waiting for a letter or parcel to be delivered from outside of Ireland can expect to wait a bit longer than usual for them to arrive.

According to a statement issued by An Post this evening, Monday, January 11, Covid-19 lockdowns are causing delays for postal networks around the globe.

The statement points out that: 

·       Widespread Covid-related restrictions and local lockdowns across the world continue to impact the distribution and delivery of international parcels and letters.

·       The number of international flights continues to be severely impacted by the Covid crisis, with only limited space available for international letters and parcels. As a result, many items posted in Ireland during December for delivery across the world are still in transit through airports and sea ports.   Also,  local delivery depots across the globe have been impacted by Covid, while some areas are also dealing with severe winter weather conditions.  

·       An Post expects to be receiving incoming international  Christmas parcels and letters for delivery in Ireland throughout January.   We assure customers that we continue to deliver all international letters and parcels as soon as they are received into Ireland.