International items may be subject to delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These may be caused by changes in transport procedures (e.g. border controls), changes in international transport (e.g. cancellation of previously used flight connections) and/or changes in delivery procedures in the destination country (e.g. quarantine or other protective measures).
If you plan to send items to international destinations, please consult this site for information on possible restrictions. We are updating the site regularly.
Delays in delivery and limited capacity for processing tracking inquiries due to force majeure
The transport and delivery of international shipments may take significantly longer than usual at present as a result of the impact of the ongoing global pandemic.
If possible, we would request that you refrain from submitting an inquiry as to the whereabouts of your international shipment until the overall situation caused by the pandemic has eased somewhat.
You can check your shipment status at any time, either on our website or on that of our respective delivery partner (usually the foreign postal company).
In individual cases, the delivery of shipments can take up to three weeks within Europe at present, and may take longer outside Europe.
We and our delivery partners are doing everything in our power to make sure your shipment is delivered as quickly as possible.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding under these exceptional circumstances.
Current information on delivery to business addresses outside Germany:
Official administrative measures (e.g. the closure of businesses by official order) may lead to problems with the delivery of items to business addresses outside Germany (e.g. companies, retailers, public authorities, shopping centers etc.). The situation may arise whereby it is neither possible to deliver such items, nor to inform the addressees as to possible collection in a Paketshop. This may cause delays and unwanted returns. In light of this, we advise that you liaise with the recipient concerning the local situation to ensure that delivery is possible.
Current information on shipping to destinations in Asia, Oceania and parts of Africa:
As a result of the airspace bans currently in place over Russia, Ukraine, and other countries, various flight connections have been interrupted, and a number of other connections are being forced to fly a longer route than previously. This increases the amount of fuel required and reduces available transport capacity on these flights. Furthermore, the substantial increase in fuel costs is causing additional upheaval in the international air traffic networks and contributing to a further shortage of transport capacities.
In light of this, significantly longer transit times can be expected in some cases for shipments to long-haul destinations. That particularly applies to destinations in Asia and Oceania, but also impacts other destinations such as parts of Africa. Please understand that we are not in a position to reliably predict the effects that the currently rapidly changing situation may have.