bpost stops deliveries outside of EU

Due to mass flight cancellations, bpost has suspended sending letters and parcels out of Europe.

The suspension began on Thursday 19th March, and the postal operator warns that intra-EU package flows could soon be affected.

At the same time, bpost has urged people to avoid using its post offices where possible. Instead they should use red mailboxes for mail, parcel dispensers, and cash machines for withdrawals and deposits of money.

Jean-Paul Van Avermaet, CEO of bpost, said, “In these difficult times, the presence of bpost for citizens takes on its full meaning. From the newspaper delivered every morning until the payment of pensions, the services at our counters, the card or letter delivered to people who have been isolated: each task that bpost carries out creates solidarity and breaks the isolation of the most vulnerable in society.”