Christmas cards and parcels “may not arrive in time”, says CTT syndicate

Christmas cards and parcels sent by Portuguese mail (CTT) may not arrive in time for the big day. This is the warning from the syndicate of CTT workers, which stresses that areas where delays are greatest are the Algarve, Setúbal, Leiria, Porto, Madeira and the Azores. The problem appears to have been exacerbated by a Covid outbreak at the central Matosinhos sorting office. CTT itself “has sought to dedramatise” the warning, saying productivity this year is better than it was over the same period last year.