Thursday 16 July, 2020

Cayman receives first batch of international mail since April

The Postal Service reports that it has received a small amount of international mail- its first incoming mail dispatch since re-opening at the end of April.  

The mail originated from Trinidad and Germany.

The Cayman Islands Postal Service (CIPS) has resumed outgoing international mail service, limited to items destined for the United States, including: letter mail, parcel, registered and express mail service (EMS).

Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow cautions customers not to expect pre-lockdown delivery times for any class of mail.

The United States Postal Service (USPS), Ms Glasgow explains, like postal organizations everywhere, is finding it challenging to operate in a COVID-19 environment with reduced staff, social distancing protocols, self-isolation, etc.

“We make weekly contact with our key postal partners namely, the USA, Canada, and UK to enquire if they are likely to get mail to Cayman Islands this week and discuss what transportation options may be available. We are aware that many residents with family and friends abroad are eagerly awaiting items that have been posted, but are still being held in the country of origin awaiting transportation here”, Ms Glasgow comments.

The Postal Service worked with a local company to sanitise the international mail that recently came in, which will receive processing priority and will be delivered to postboxes this week.

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