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Parcel (10-20kg) to the UK in Covid

Hello!
I moved from Swiss to UK few days ago, and I sent my stuff via Swiss post ( international economy, taking 5-10 days).
The status of the parcels are not changing at all after it says
"CH-8059 Zürich 59, The consignment has left the origin border point" on 16 September.

Has anyone sent some heavy parcels to the UK after coronavirus? How long did it take?
I know I should be more patient now. I'm moving out after 1 month from this current address where I sent the parcels, so super worried if these can take upto 1-2 months.

Thank you for any experience or opinion!
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Old 23.09.2020, 19:04
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Re: Parcel (10-20kg) to the UK in Covid

My UK redirections to another UK address have taken 1 to 2 weeks.

I just today (23rd) received a letter from UK Work and Pensions allegedly sent on 10 September telling me they haven't received my documents in time.
Something is definitely up.
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Old 23.09.2020, 19:21
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Re: Parcel (10-20kg) to the UK in Covid

Your Parcel is likely awaiting customs clearance. It won’t show as arriving until after clearance because, well because, it hasn’t actually arrived until it crosses the frontier.

Like just about everything else they are probably short staffed while shipments have increased exponentially.
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Re: Parcel (10-20kg) to the UK in Covid

Oh wow..
Then it seems quite certain that my parcels will not arrive in 1-2 weeks, probably not in one month either.
I may call Swiss Post or Parcel Force tomorrow and check if it's possible to change the delivery address then.

I'll share how it works in the end.
Thank you!
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Re: Parcel (10-20kg) to the UK in Covid

Can I ask what is the cost of sending it by post ?
Could you not take extra baggage on the plane?
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Re: Parcel (10-20kg) to the UK in Covid

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Can I ask what is the cost of sending it by post ?
Could you not take extra baggage on the plane?
International economy parcels at the post cost between 50-70 depending on the weight 10-20kg.
I used the postal service cause I had many boxes that I can't bring by myself.
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Re: Parcel (10-20kg) to the UK in Covid

I reckon the Swiss parcel tracing stops once it gets to the border. It's handed over to another agency, if you're lucky the UK parcels service, or else it will trickle over there passing from one agency to the next. As you don't have tracking numbers for anyone outside Switzerland I doubt it's traceable by you.
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Old 24.09.2020, 19:28
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Re: Parcel (10-20kg) to the UK in Covid

In the opposite direction, I've received 2 parcels from the UK in the past couple of weeks. The larger parcel took 8 days and the smaller, a book, took just over 2 weeks.
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Old 24.09.2020, 19:47
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Re: Parcel (10-20kg) to the UK in Covid

What I've found is anything I send that's bound for London or the S East gets there way before anything I send to Scotland at the moment.
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Re: Parcel (10-20kg) to the UK in Covid

4 out of 7 arrived in 9-11 days!
I didn't know that the parcels are not traceable on the way from swiss to uk.
After it went thru the customs in the uk, it became traceable again.
So, I guess heavy parcels are delivered not too late?
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