Consequences of the corona (COVID-19) crisis for Bonsai Focus shipments

Dear Subscribers,

The last issue of Bonsai Focus was sent out to all countries on schedule. However, many counties worldwide have been closed for several weeks due to the Corona Crisis. Even now, there are countries that are still shut down, such as New Zealand and some parts of Australia. Deliveries to some countries are therefore behind by up to 6 weeks, while national and local postal services have enormous backlogs that have caused even further delay.

Most of our magazines are sent by airmail, so it didn’t help that international air traffic virtually came to an abrupt stop. The number of flights decreased dramatically and we didn’t get priority on the flights that did take off.

It is almost impossible for us to get accurate updates on international post and deliveries because of the long response times, or no response at all. Maybe it will help if you can personally check with your national or local postal service and ask what their backlog is.

We much appreciate your understanding over this and ask you to please be patient. We are sure that, in the end everyone will receive their issue, but it will surely take several extra weeks before we can get back to normal again.

The situation is changing every day for most destination countries around the world. Check the list below for delays to your destination.


AUGUST 2020 

Slight delays   Heavy delays   No delivery possible
Åland Islands   Anguilla   Afghanistan
Albania   Antigua and Barbuda   Algeria
Andorra   Argentina   Angola
Austria   Aruba   Antarctica
Belarus   Australia   Armenia
Belgium   Bahamas (the)   Azerbaijan
Bosnia and Herzegovina   Bangladesh   Bahrain
Bulgaria   Barbados   Bangladesh
Croatia   Belize   Benin
Cyprus   Bermuda   Bhutan
Czech Republic (the)   Brazil   Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Denmark   Canada   Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Estonia   Cayman Islands (the)   Botswana
Faroe Islands (the)   China   Bouvet Island
Finland   Cook Islands (the)   British Indian Ocean Territory (the)
France   Costa Rica   Brunei Darussalam
Georgia   Cuba   Burkina Faso
Germany   Curaçao   Burundi
Gibraltar   Dominica   Cabo Verde
Greece   Dominican Republic (the)   Cambodia
Guernsey   Egypt   Cameroon
Holy See (the) [Vatican City State]   El Salvador   Central African Republic (the)
Hungary   Fiji   Chad
Iceland   French Polynesia   Chile
Ireland   Greenland   Christmas Island
Isle of Man   Grenada   Cocos (Keeling) Islands (the)
Italy   Guadeloupe   Colombia
Jersey   Guam   Comoros
Latvia   Guatemala   Congo
Liechtenstein   Haiti   Congo (the Democratic Republic of the)
Lithuania   Honduras   Côte d'Ivoire
Luxembourg   India   Djibouti
Macedonia (the former Yugoslav Republic of)   Israel   Ecuador
Moldova (the Republic of)   Jamaica   Egypt
Monaco   Japan   Equatorial Guinea
Montenegro   Kiribati   Eritrea
Netherlands (the)   Korea (the Republic of)   Ethiopia
Nigeria   Lebanon   Falkland Islands (the) [Malvinas]
Norway   Malaysia   French Guiana
Poland   Malta   French Southern Territories (the)
Portugal   Marshall Islands (the)   Gabon
Romania   Martinique   Gambia (The)
San Marino   Mexico   Ghana
Serbia   Micronesia (the Federated States of)   Guinea
Slovakia   Montserrat   Guinea-Bissau
Slovenia   Nauru   Guyana
Svalbard and Jan Mayen   New Caledonia   Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Sweden   New Zealand   Hong Kong
Switzerland   Nicaragua   Indonesia
Turkey   Niue   Iran (the Islamic Republic of)
Ukraine   Norfolk Island   Iraq
United Kingdom (the)   Northern Mariana Islands (the)   Jordan
    Pakistan   Kazakhstan
    Palau   Kenya
    Panama   Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of)
    Papua New Guinea   Kuwait
    Philippines (the)   Kyrgyzstan
    Pitcairn   Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
    Puerto Rico   Lesotho
    Qatar   Liberia
    Réunion   Libya
    Saint Barthélemy   Macao
    Saint Kitts and Nevis   Madagascar
    Saint Lucia   Malawi
    Saint Martin (French part)   Maldives
    Saint Pierre and Miquelon   Mali
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines   Mauritania
    Samoa   Mauritius
    Saudi Arabia   Mayotte
    Singapore   Mongolia
    Solomon Islands (the)   Morocco
    South Africa   Mozambique
    Spain   Myanmar
    Thailand   Namibia
    Tokelau   Nepal
    Tonga   Niger (the)
    Trinidad and Tobago   Oman
    Turks and Caicos Islands (the)   Palestine, State of
    Tuvalu   Paraguay
    United States (the)   Peru
    United States Minor Outlying Islands (the)   Qatar
    Uruguay   Russian Federation (the)
    Vanuatu   Rwanda
    Viet Nam   Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
    Virgin Islands (British)   Sao Tome and Principe
    Virgin Islands (U.S.)   Saudi Arabia
    Wallis and Futuna   Seychelles
        Sierra Leone
        Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
        South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
        South Sudan 
        Sri Lanka
        Sudan (the)
        Syrian Arab Republic (the)
        Taiwan (Province of China)
        Tanzania, United Republic of
        United Arab Emirates (the)
        Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 
        Western Sahara*