Georgia – Measures taken to minimize the spread of the novel coronaviru

2020-03-23

The designated operator of Georgia, Georgian Post, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, with effect from Monday, 16 March 2020, the Government of Georgia has taken measures to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As these measures include the self-quarantine of staff, significant delays are to be expected in the delivery of all inbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items).

Severe delays are also to be expected for outbound mail to all destinations, as a result of flight suspensions. Georgian Post is therefore declaring a situation of force majeure, with immediate effect, until sufficient transport capacity becomes available.

In order to minimize human contact, indirect methods will be implemented temporarily for the delivery of letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items that would ordinarily require the addressee’s signature on delivery for security reasons. Consequently, it will not be mandatory for Georgian Post to collect and provide written proof of delivery. Georgian Post kindly requests the assistance of other Union member countries and their designated operators in explaining to senders the aforementioned delivery options, which, in some cases, may not allow for the provision of written proof of delivery under these special circumstances.

Georgian Post thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding, and will provide updates via EmIS as to any further measures to be implemented.