Omniva: Universal postal service partially resuming with Russia

Omniva announces that its postal and parcel delivery service to Russia, which was suspended due to the beginning of the war in Ukraine, resumes partially today. Universal postal service consignments – standard parcels, registered maxi letters, maxi letters, standard registered letters, and standard letters – can be sent to Russia. The following services will remain unavailable and we do not accept corresponding consignments: EMS courier services, registered business maxi letters, business maxi letters, registered standard business letters, and standard business letters. Omniva has ended the delivery of periodicals from Russia and we no longer accept corresponding orders. Western Union transactions with Russia are also no longer allowed.

Mail exchange with Ukraine is currently chaotic due the war on the Ukrainian territory. The national postal service of Ukraine picks up the post from Poland whenever possible. Information on post offices that remain open in Ukraine can be found here.

Airspace restrictions also disrupt shipments to Central Asian countries that were previously transported through Russia or the Russian airspace. Postal and parcel delivery service with Belarus continues in both directions. However, Western Union payments with Belarus have been suspended.

Omniva continues to deliver parcels from Asia to the Baltics and the surrounding area. Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, these operations are conducted according to an updated flight schedule due to international sanctions on Russia. Companies flying parcels from China fly around Russia and only planes registered in the People’s Republic of China can currently bring goods from China to Europe by flying directly over Russia. Currently, this does not affect the delivery times for end users, as flights take place on a daily basis and parcels will continue to be delivered quickly.