Emirates Post cuts services to Qatar

As part of the widely reported economic sanctions on Qatar by its Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) neighbours, Emirates Post Group has suspended all postal services to Qatar in all post offices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Emirates Post Group put a notice on its website today that said it was acting on the instructions of the UAE Government. It added that the stoppage originally took place on Weds, 6th June and will run “until further notice”.

Emirates Post continued: “This decision also includes advising all customers that apart from temporarily stopping the delivery of mail items to the State of Qatar, all undelivered items will also be returned with corresponding postal fees according to the procedures and regulations.”

The notice from Emirates Post Group gave no explanation for the suspension, but the governments of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have all been taking steps this week to isolate Qatar over its alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and Iran. The sanctions on Qatar could impact the UK as the Qatari Royal Family have extensive financial interests here, including ownership of the Sainsburys and Argos store chains.  
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