The designated operator of New Caledonia, OPT–NC, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that it has declared a situation of force majeure, with effect from 20 March, under which the provisions below will apply.
Import/export: owing to the reduction in the number of flights offered by partner airlines, and new measures to protect against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the shipment of inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items is currently limited to mainland France only. OPT–NC is ceasing to accept any mail originating from other Union member countries with immediate effect.
For all letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring a signature on delivery, the addressee's signature will be replaced by that of the postman/woman or OPT–NC agent.
OPT–NC thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding. It will update them via EmIS once the situation has returned to normal.