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    Posted: November 23 2020 at 7:55am

Given the fact that air routes have been curtailed, the Finnish postal service now can only guarantee post to 20 countries outside of Europe.  

Quote The Finnish postal service has, however, halted deliveries to many countries in South America and Africa as well as New Zealand, among many others.

"We have no way of making these connections at a reasonable price,"

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/posti_slashes_deliveries_beyond_europe/11660424

What other unintentional disruptions might there be?

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Takes 6/8weeks to get post from here to UK ...


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Originally posted by EdwinSm, EdwinSm, wrote:

Given the fact that air routes have been curtailed, the Finnish postal service now can only guarantee post to 20 countries outside of Europe.  

Quote The Finnish postal service has, however, halted deliveries to many countries in South America and Africa as well as New Zealand, among many others.

"We have no way of making these connections at a reasonable price,"

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/posti_slashes_deliveries_beyond_europe/11660424

What other unintentional disruptions might there be?

Thanks for posting that. I was about to order a very expensive tech item from Finland. I'll email the company to see what they suggest. I had a parcel from Finland at the start of the year and it took 10 days to get here to NZ by courier.

We posted our overseas Christmas cards on Nov 14th this year. It's the earliest we've ever posted them, and even on that date, NZ post couldn't guarantee they'd arrive before Christmas. We've posted to the Netherlands, USA, Australia and the UK. I accidentally posted one with them to go to the North Island here in NZ and it arrived yesterday. It took 10 days!!!!!!

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Well I've just heard that some Christmas cards I posted to the UK have arrived after 14 days from NZ, which is faster than the normal 3 weeks.

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