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I live just north of Korat. Today I was having coffee with a friend. He told me he had mailed a letter to the UK yesterday morning. When his wife went in later in the day they gave the letter back and his postage saying they were not taking any mail to the UK because there was a backup of flights out. Anyone else heard of this?

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Have you seen the price of DHL?  

I live just north of Korat. Today I was having coffee with a friend. He told me he had mailed a letter to the UK yesterday morning. When his wife went in later in the day they gave the letter back and

Why not send by Fedex or UPS? Cargo flights never stopped flying to Thailand. I would not trust international mail with anything more important than picture postcard.

2 minutes ago, bunnydrops said:

I live just north of Korat. Today I was having coffee with a friend. He told me he had mailed a letter to the UK yesterday morning. When his wife went in later in the day they gave the letter back and his postage saying they were not taking any mail to the UK because there was a backup of flights out. Anyone else heard of this?

Registered mail from Jomtien was working ten days ago.  I sent a letter to the Isle of Man and it was delivered and signed for yesterday.  I can't speak for regular airmail - there was certainly a period when only EMS or Registered mail to UK was being accepted.

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3 hours ago, bunnydrops said:

I live just north of Korat. Today I was having coffee with a friend. He told me he had mailed a letter to the UK yesterday morning. When his wife went in later in the day they gave the letter back and his postage saying they were not taking any mail to the UK because there was a backup of flights out. Anyone else heard of this?

2 weeks ago I sent a parcel to the UK and it arrived in 6 days. My friend sent me a parcel UK-Thailand on the same day and it still hasn't arrived.

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My mailing company in the UK gave this answer   yesterday in response to a query regarding incoming mail to Thailand;

 

"At the minute there are delays within the Royal Network due to the restrictions.

The quickest method would be to use DHL, we are currently using these for our other clients in Thailand and the turnaround is pretty quick."

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Try a different post office. A friend's wife in Surin was told the same.

 

 

It is nonsense, you can now send airmail and surface mail - I have sent a couple of things to the UK and they were received in good time.

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9 minutes ago, hotandsticky said:

Try a different post office. A friend's wife in Surin was told the same.

 

 

It is nonsense, you can now send airmail and surface mail - I have sent a couple of things to the UK and they were received in good time.

Agree try a different office, maybe a bigger one. Just another example of Thai inconsistencies accross government agencies..

 

I sent an A4 document to Scotland recently and it got there in a week.

 

I had requested EMS but they didn't understand so it went reguar mail, cost 37 Baht.

 

 

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26 minutes ago, kwak250 said:

Have you seen the price of DHL?

 

Yes, DHL, is expensive, but you get what you pay for really. Its trackable, has proof of delivery and to the UK takes 2 to 3 days.So if its an important document or package that has to get there, there's really no question!

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A week or two ago I sent a birthday card to the UK using tracking and it arrived in less than a week. Recently sent another card but haven’t received word of it’s arrival yet.

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52 minutes ago, kwak250 said:

Have you seen the price of DHL?

 

For reference - I made enquiries with DHL here in Cambodia about sending a letter to the UK. I was quoted 74US$ (2,220 baht approx.) for an A4 single sheet letter. Fortunately Cambodia Post now offers EMS track & trace airmail to the UK for 37US$ (half the price). My two A4 letters took 14 days door-to-door. Still expensive but worth it for important pensions documentation.

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