Updates Related to COVID-19

Updates Related to COVID-19

Last updated: Tuesday, 7th April 2020

Following the developments related to COVID-19, we would like to inform you that we are working around the clock to ensure that there are minimal delays and interruptions of our services.

We are closely monitoring the new regulations and policies set by government and transportation authorities which may have an impact on our normal operations, and we will keep you updated.

The health and safety of your team members and ours are very important to us, and we are taking the necessary health and safety measures to ensure we continue to serve you with zero compromise on the well-inbeing of all parties.

We will also continue to closely monitor and follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization and local public health authorities.

Aramex recognizes the important role it plays in providing seamless and secure logistics and transportation services critical to you and your business.

As we navigate through this rapidly evolving situation, we want to share with you the necessary measures we have taken at Aramex to minimize health and safety risks, while ensuring limited disruption to our services. These practices are consistently being reviewed by our crisis management team, in line with the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO), local government agencies and public health authorities.

Crisis Management
  • We have activated our Crisis Management teams across the various offices and stations, who have been trained to deal with any possible scenario.
  • Our existing Business Continuity Management framework equips us with the ability to overcome the loss of key facilities, assets, equipment or personnel.
Hygiene and Safety
  • We continue to provide multiple awareness campaigns and trainings for our employees across the network to highlight the steps that need to be taken to reduce the spread of the Covid-19.
  • We have enhanced hygiene and sanitations across our operations:
    • This includes provisions of personal hand sanitizers for ground and customer-facing couriers.
    • We have also established regular cycles of sanitation and disinfection of workplaces.
  • We are conducting regular temperature checks and health screenings for all employees across all divisions including our couriers.
  • To encourage social distancing, we have rolled out smart work arrangements that allow some staff to work from home.
  • We have implemented travel restriction policies for all travel.
  • We have moved all meetings with visitors and external parties to be conducted via virtual platforms.
Or click here to watch a video on the steps performed to minimize the impact of COVID-19. 

Following are the updates from countries with the highest impact on services:

GCC
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Domestic Service Active Qatif Region is on lockdown; Eastern Province. As per government regulations, Riyadh, Mecca and Al Madinah are on lockdown after 3:00 pm. Ongoing Shortened working hours for service centers. 
International Express & Air Freight Service Active Inbound and outbound flights suspended. Restricted Movements Imposed By Government after 7 PM Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted
Land Freight Service Active Required Medical Checkup For drivers at Batha, King Fahed Causeway, Khafji, and Haditha border points Ongoing 1-2-day delay in transit
Service centers in the areas where curfew is imposed are closed until further notice, however, our delivery services are still active as per normal working hours.
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express & Air Freight Service Partially Active Decreasing frequency of flights for multiple carriers Ongoing Transit time will be impacted. Aramex Bahrain is still operating
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Domestic Express Service Partially Active As per government regulations, all service centers are closed. Due to lockdown, service is affected in the Rumaila Corniche side in the Ajman Region and in the following areas in the Deira region: Murshid Bazar, Al Ras, Baniyas Square, Ayla Nasir, Sabkha Road, Al Musalla, Al Khaleej, Gold Souk and Naif Road.  Ongoing Service is active through door delivery and pickup only except for the mentioned affected areas where all pick-ups and deliveries are temporarily suspended until further notice
International Express & Air Freight Service Active Decreasing frequency of flights for multiple carriers. Restricted movement imposed by government. Aramex Outlets are closed Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express & Air Freight Service Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended. Freighter flights are still operating. Restricted movement imposed by government. Passenger and freighter flights will be available from and to Qatar via Qatar Airways as of April 1st until April 30th Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted
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International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound flights suspended as of 13thMarch, 2020. Restricted movement imposed by government after 4:00 pm. Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted
Air Freight Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound flights suspended as of 13thMarch, 2020. Freighter flights are still operating. Customs clearance at airport still operating.  Ongoing Shortages in capacity on freighter flights therefore shipments are subject to available booking
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing Transit time will be impacted. Aramex Qatar is still operating normally with reduced staff
Air Freight Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended for two weeks as of Wednesday, 18th March, 2020. Freighter/transit flights are still allowed Ongoing Transit time will be impacted due to PAX suspension
Sea Freight Service Active Most liners reduced office hours due to limited manpower. Changes in scheudling and space restriction. Ongoing Transit time will be impacted

Middle East
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express & Air Freight Service Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended. Restrictions on movements imposed by government Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted.  
Land Freight Service suspended Dubai-Amman border is closed Ongoing Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Air Freight Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound flights passenger suspended. Freighter flights are still operating Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted
Sea Freight Service Active Sea Freight will resume operations but with unstable sailing scheudle Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express & Air Freight Service Suspended Inbound and outbound flights suspended Ongoing Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Suspended Restricted movement imposed by government Ongoing All services are suspended
Air Freight Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended. Freighter flights are still operating. Clearance of shipments is suspended until April 19th Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted
Land Freight Service Suspended Borders closed until 28th March 2020 Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
Sea Freight Service Active Sea Freight is still operation but with delays. Clearance of shipments is suspended until April 19th Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express & Air Freight Service Suspended Inbound and outbound flights suspended Ongoing Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Air Freight Service Partially Active Restricted movement imposed by government Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted. 

North Africa
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Domestic Express Service Active Aramex Egypt is still operating with the following exceptions: twice a week access only to Taba, Dahab, Nwebaa, Eltor and no access to Ras Sudr, Belqas, Fayed and AlHayatem Village Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
International Express Service Active Limited flights and capacity. Restricted movement imposed by government Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit time is impacted
Air Freight Service Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended. Cargo flights still operational Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit time is impacted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express, Air & Land Freight Service Suspended Inbound and outbound flights suspended. Algeria-Tunisia borders have closed  Ongoing Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing Transit time will be impacted. Aramex Morocco is still operating
Air Freight Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound flights suspended. A few freighter flights are still operating. Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted
Sea Freight Service Active Liners are still operating Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Air Freight Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended. Freighter flights are operating with limited frequency and capacity Ongoing Transit time might be impacted. Shortages in capacity on freighter flights. 
Sea Freight Service Partially Active Sea freight service is suspended from China and Italy. Passenger and Freight vessels are suspended from and to Marseille, France Ongoing Services to and from Algeria are suspended until further notice
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express & Air Freight Service Suspended Inbound and outbound flights suspended Ongoing Service is majorly disrupted

Africa
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express & Air Freight Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express & Air Freight Service Suspended Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended. Freighter flights are still operating Ongoing Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Suspended Inbound and outbound flights suspended Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended effective 21st March, 2020 until further notice. Restricted movement imposed by government Ongoing Transit time will be impacted. Aramex Sierra Leone is still operating
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express & Air Freight Service Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights are suspended. Freighter flights are still operational Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Suspended Inbound and outbound flights suspended. Restricted movement imposed by government Ongoing Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Limited flights and capacity. Restricted movements imposed by government. Deliveries suspended except for essential items set by the government. Ongoing Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Limited flights and capacity. Restricted movement imposed by government Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted. Aramex Nigeria is still operating
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Limited flights and capacity. Restricted movement imposed by government Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted. Aramex Uganda is still operating
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing Service is majorly disrupted

Europe
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express & Air Freight Service Active Italian authorities have taken actions to restrict activities in many areas of Northern Italy Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; in very specific cases this might impact transit time by 1-2 days
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Air and Sea Freight Service Active Decreasing frequency of flights for multiple carriers Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; in very specific cases this might impact transit time by 1-2 days
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Air Freight Service Active Inbound and outbound flights are being suspended by multiple carriers causing congestion Ongoing Transit time will be impacted. Local logistical activities (such as pick-up and deliveries) will be impacted.
Sea Freight Service Active Some routes are congested. Equipment availability issues Ongoing Sailing frequency will be impacted and is subject to load. Transit time will be impacted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Air Freight Service Suspended Inbound and outbound flights suspended Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Air Freight Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound flights to Sofia are being suspended by multiple carriers Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Air Freight Service Partially Active Suspension of inbound and outbound passenger flights. Freighter flights are still operating Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
International Express Service Active Restricted movements imposed by government Ongoing Transit time might be impacted. Aramex is still operating
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Air & Land Freight ServiceActive Decreasing frequency of flights by multiple carriers. Possibility of closing borders soon Ongoing Transit time will be impacted. Aramex Switzerland is active with minimal operations
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound flights suspended Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit time will be impacted. Aramex Cyprus is still operating
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Restricted Movements Imposed By Government Ongoing Transit time will be impacted. Aramex Greece is still operating
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Air Freight Service Active Freighter flights are still operating with limited frequency. Demand for export and import will be impacted due to self-isolation imposed by government Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
Sea Freight Service Partially Active Liners still operational but unstable Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Air Freight Service Partially Impacted Inbound and outbound flights are being suspended by multiple carriers between Ireland and USA. More flight suspension is expected by multiple carriers. Charter flight options are being evaluated with implications on cost Ongoing Transit time will be impacted for passenger and freighter flights. Charter flights are subject to approval of permits
Sea Freight Service Active Shipments are moving but experiencing delays due to vessel omission and lack of reefer equipment Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
Land Freight Service Active Land Freight/Domestic operations are resuming operations . Some customers are closed but the network in Ireland is up and running for now. This will be monitored with our Linehaul and regional partners on a day by day basis Ongoing Operations are subject to change in accordance with government decisions. Transit time will be impacted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Air, Land & Sea Freight Service Active Delays in the execution of the transports are expected due to Coronavirus related measures Ongoing This may lead to deadlines being exceeded in the context of our contractual performance.
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Air Freight Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights are being suspended. Load is being shifted to freighter flights. Some UK customers have announced temporary business closures for 1 to 3 weeks. Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
Sea Freight Service Active Capacity and equipment shortages. Some liners are refusing bookings or offering late April/May sailings Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted
Air Freight Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights are suspended. Prebooked exports can only be accepted immediately and are subject to space availability Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
Land Freight Service Suspended All land and borders are closed for normal traffic. Borders remain open for freight land trucks Ongoing Collection and delivery time is impacted
Sea Freight Service Active Staff working remotely which is impacting process Ongoing Transit time will be impacted due to limited manpower
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing Service is majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express & Air Freight Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound flights suspended. Ongoing Alternative Routes have been Utilized; Transit time is impacted.
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express & Air Freight Service Suspended Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing All Services are suspended
Air Freight Service Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing Transit time may be impacted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended Ongoing Service is majorly disrupted

Far East and Asia
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Active Limited flights and capacity Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized
Air Freight Service Partially Active Passenger flights are suspended by destination countries. Freighter flights are active with backlogs and shortages in capacity.  Ongoing Transit time will be impacted until the ban is lifted by destination countries
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Domestic Express Service Partially Active Partial Lockdown extended until 14th April 2020 Ongoing Transit time will be impacted. Service is active through door delivery and pickup only
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound flights suspended. Load shifting to freighter flights with higher cost. Partial lockdown has been imposed by the government until April 14th. Ongoing Transit time will be impacted. Service is active through door delivery and pickup only
Air Freight Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound flights suspended. Load shifting to freighter flights with higher cost Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
Sea Freight Service Active Ocean Freight operating as normal Ongoing -
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Suspended Restricted movements imposed by government Ongoing All services are suspended
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express & Air Freight Service Active Flight limitation on Outbound shipping Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted for Outbound
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Air Freight Service Active Inbound and outbound flights have been cancelled by most carriers. Cargo flights are overbooked. Carriers are charging express rates instead of the normal rate due to space issues. Flight cancellation & backlog issues. Ongoing Transit time might be impacted due to delays and cancellation of flights
Sea Freight Service Active Sea freight is still operational Ongoing Delays in obtaining space availability confirmation
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Active Flight limitation on Outbound shipping Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted for Outbound
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
Air Freight Service Active Stations are still accessible but with limited manpower. Inbound and outbound flights are being suspended causing Limited flights and capacity. Ongoing Transit Time will be impacted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Active Flight limitation on Outbound shipping Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted for Outbound

Indian Subcontinent
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Suspended Limited flights and capacity. Restricted movement imposed by government Ongoing Service is majorly disrupted
Air Freight Service Suspended CMB airport closed for 2 weeks suspending inbound and outbound flights unless approved by government Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
Air Freight Service Suspended Import/Export clearance will be suspended for general cargo due to restrictions by the government Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
Air Freight Service Suspended Suspension of the submission of bill of entries, cargo for customs clearance and export process unless it falls under the above urgent or critical categories per a blanket notice by Sri Lankan customs and Freight forwarding association to all Freight forwarding companies Ongoing Transit time will be impacted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound flights suspended Ongoing Transit time will be impacted. Aramex Nepal is still operating
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended. Restricted movements imposed by government Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted.  
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Suspended Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended. Country on lockdown effective March 24th, 2020 for three weeks. Ongoing Service is majorly disrupted
Air Freight Service Suspended Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended. Country on lockdown effective March 24th, 2020 for three weeks. Ongoing Service majorly disrupted
Sea Freight Service Suspended Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended. Country on lockdown effective March 24th, 2020 for three weeks. Ongoing Service majorly disrupted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended. Restricted movements imposed by government. Ongoing Service is majorly disrupted

Australia & New Zealand
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Active Flight limitation on Domestic airlines Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Transit Time is impacted
Service Service Status Details Detail Status Impact on Transit Time
International Express Service Partially Active Inbound and outbound passenger flights suspended. Restricted movements imposed by government Ongoing Alternative routes have been utilized; Service is majorly disrupted
Should you need further clarification or assistance, please connect with your local Aramex office or your dedicated account management teams.

You can learn more on how Aramex is handling shipments throughout the Coronavirus outbreak through this link