According to the latest post office announcement, airmail services are suspended to below major destinations. So all packages to these countries via Free Shipping or Air Mail will be shipped via surface mail until airmail services are resumed.
Canada, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand
EMS Speedpost and DHL Express are still available. If you want to upgrade your shipment, please contact us anytime!
The situation is changing every day. For the latest status, please check out below COVID-19 Updates & FAQs.
We greatly appreciate your continued patience and support during these times. Thank you and stay safe!
International Postal Service Availability Summary
As of 2021-01-12, all postal services are resumed and operating normally to below major destinations, but subject to some delays due to air traffic capacity.
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, United Kingdom, USA
Regular airmail services to below major destinations are still suspended, so only EMS Speedpost, DHL Express or surface mail can be used:
Canada, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Reunion
Only surface mail and DHL Express are available to below major destinations. Both EMS Speedpost and airmail are suspended:
Brazil, Cambodia, Cyprus, India, Israel, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates
All Hong Kong Post services to below countries are suspended at this moment. Only DHL Express is available:
Bahrain, Chile, Kenya, Kuwait, Iceland, Latvia, Morocco, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia
International Postal Service Availability Updates
2020-01-12 Airmail to United Kingdom is resumed
2020-12-21 Airmail to United Kingdom is suspended
2020-11-20 Airmail to Korea is resumed
2020-10-30 Suspension of all airmail postal services to India
2020-10-21 Suspension of all airmail postal services to Malaysia
2020-09-07 Airmail to the Australia is resumed
2020-08-31 Airmail to the USA all areas is resumed
2020-08-18- Airmail to Greece and EMS Speedpost to Ireland are resumed. https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/press_release/index_id_719.html
2020-08-06- Airmail to Germany and USA East Coast (40000-69999 and 74000-79999) are resumed. https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/press_release/index_id_713.html
2020-07-28 - EMS Speedpost to Canada and Colombia are resumed. https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/press_release/index_id_709.html
2020-07-19 - The post offices will be suspended from services from July 20 to 26. https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/press_release/index_id_707.html
2020-07-17 - Regular airmail services (eExpress) to the West Coast (only to West Coast areas with postcode 81300 - 93999) of the USA is resumed. https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/press_release/index_id_706.html
2020-07-10 - All postal services to Belgium and Egypt are resumed. https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/press_release/index_id_705.html
2020-07-02 - All postal services to India, Philippines, United Kingdom, France, Poland, Spain and Switzerland are resumed. https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/press_release/index_id_704.html
When should I expect to receive my item?
If airmail service is available to your country, we will always use airmail and it may take around 1 to 3 weeks to arrive during the current pandemic situation.
If airmail service is not available to your country, we can only use surface mail and it may take around 2 to 3 months to arrive.
EMS Speedpost tracking number starts with E (e.g. EB001893295HK)
Air Mail tracking number starts with L (e.g. LK768062170HK)
Surface mail tracking number starts with R (e.g. RL002665480HK)
Is airmail service to my country available?
For details, you may check out the current status at:
https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/notices/index_id_1038.html (as of 2021-03-01)
https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/notices/index_id_1023.html (as of 2021-01-11)
https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/notices/index_id_1016.html (as of 2020-12-21)
https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/notices/index_id_1007.html (as of 2020-11-20)
https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/notices/index_id_999.html (as of 2020-10-30)
https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/notices/index_id_996.html (as of 2020-10-21)
https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/notices/index_id_980.html (as of 2020-09-07)
https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/notices/index_id_978.html (as of 2020-08-31)
https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/notices/index_id_975.html (as of 2020-08-18)
https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/notices/index_id_967.html (as of 2020-08-06)
https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/notices/index_id_958.html (as of 2020-07-28)
https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/notices/index_id_948.html (as of 2020-07-17)
https://www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/notices/index_id_923.html (as of 2020-05-07)
How long will EMS Speedpost take?
It may take around 1 week to arrive during the current pandemic situation. (It takes around 2 to 5 days only during normal days.)
How long will Registered Air Mail / Free Shipping take?
It may take around 1 to 3 weeks to arrive during the current pandemic situation. (It takes around 1 to 2 weeks only during normal days.)
Here are some examples of actual delivery lead time for airmail:
#212242 LP028796920HK to Singapore - Shipped on 2020-08-07, delivered on 2020-08-17
#211861 LD502520965HK to UK - Shipped on 2020-07-29, delivered on 2020-08-14
#211833 LX903230373HK to Finland - Shipped on 2020-07-29, delivered on 2020-08-17
#211829 LD030674814HK to USA - Shipped on 2020-07-28, delivered on 2020-08-07
#211826 LD030674814HK to USA - Shipped on 2020-07-28, delivered on 2020-08-05
#211818 LK768089464HK to Belgium - Shipped on 2020-07-28, delivered on 2020-08-12
How long will surface mail take?
Surface mail may take around 2 to 3 months to arrive. Due to COVID-19, airmail service to some countries are suspended, so we can only use surface mail to these countries as an alternative solution at this moment.
Here is the actual delivery lead time for some of the surface mail packages as a reference.
The situation is the worst back in April 2020 and it is getting better and better now. Also, airmail services to most countries have been resumed so there is no need to use surface mail anymore in most cases.
Published on: 23 / 07 / 2020