Cambodia Post yesterday resumed its overseas parcel services to selected countries after suspending it for several months due to the spread of COVID-19.
On April 18, Cambodia Post decided to suspend the delivery of parcels to all countries after the pandemic disrupted air transport almost completely.
Ork Bora, director-general of Cambodia Post, said on its website yesterday the decision to resume the international parcel service was made after negotiations with an air carrier.
He said although not all countries do so because of the pandemic, there are a large number of countries that accept postal deliveries, especially in Europe, the United States and Australia.
Cambodia Post has informed customers that it has resumed its EMS (Express Mail Service) with a new temporary charges arranged during COVID-19 for outbound international mail effective from yesterday.
It said the service is available to Australia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherland, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, US, and Canada.
Be Bunnara, a regular user of the service in Phnom Penh, said yesterday he is happy the service has resumed.
He said although sending parcels via the post office takes longer, the service fee is lower than that charged by private courier companies.
Bunnara said he regularly receives parcels from his company’s partners in South Korea.
“When the postal agent calls us and tells us that there is a parcel from abroad and where to collect it, the procedure is not difficult,” he added.
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