Zimbabwe – State of emergency

31 März, 2020

The designated operator of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Posts (Pvt) Ltd. (ZIMPOST), would like to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that the President of Zimbabwe has declared a state of emergency for 21 days starting Monday, 30 March 2020 to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). A lockdown of all services in the country has been effected, except for a few specified critical utilities that exclude postal services.

In compliance with the lockdown, ZIMPOST is therefore suspending all operations (counter and mail services), including the acceptance and processing of all inbound and outbound mail (letters, parcels and EMS) until the end of the lockdown on Tuesday, 19 April 2020, or any other date announced by the government. ZIMPOST will apprise the Universal Postal Union of any developments with regard to this and related issues.

ZIMPOST thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding.