Thailand – State of emergency

01 April, 2020

The designated operator of Thailand, Thailand Post, would now like to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that a state of emergency has been declared by the government in order to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19. This state of emergency, which applies to the entire country, entails a number of extraordinary measures (such as self-isolation, social distancing, and advising people to work from home), and is in effect from 26 March to 30 April 2020 (or a later date that may be communicated in due course).

This state of emergency may have a severe impact on service quality for international inbound and outbound services, and service delivery standards (including delivery times and other quality parameters) applicable under UPU provisions and related bilateral and multilateral agreements with designated operators can no longer be guaranteed.

Moreover, owing to the suspension of flights from and to Thailand, and the resulting lack of transport capacity, Thailand Post is currently unable to send mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) to a growing number of countries. Please visit for up-to-date information on the countries concerned.

Thailand Post will continue to monitor the rapidly evolving situation and will actively follow the guidance and safety recommendations issued by the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand.