Important Information

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Until further notice, DHL Express will not accept shipments of military items subject to national export (or extra-territorial re-export) controls. Customers will be notified as soon as the suspension is lifted.

This suspension does not include domestic shipments or shipments of licensed dual-use items.

If you are uncertain whether your shipment contains military items subject to national export controls, please contact your national licensing authority.

Given the significant impacts of COVID-19 on the global aviation industry and in order to help us maintain reliable and high quality delivery services for you and your customers, DHL Express introduced a temporary Emergency Situation Surcharge in early April.

Since the onset of this global pandemic, DHL teams have been working around the clock, adapting and adjusting the operations of our global network to align with new developments, regulatory requirements and constant changes in capacity and demand.


As market conditions continue to evolve with the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Emergency Situation Surcharge will be adjusted downwards effective July 1, 2020.

This adjustment reflects changes in market dynamics and air capacity availability. Given expected reductions to our additional costs out of China and Hong Kong, we will make a downward adjustment for the following origin/destination combinations:

  • China to Europe/Americas/Rest of World: from SZL 36 p/kg to SZL 18 p/kg
  • China/Hong Kong to Australia/New Zealand: from SZL 36 p/kg to SZL 33 p/kg

Below, you will find the details of the adjusted Emergency Situation Surcharge per origin and destination combination.

Charge in SZL per KG

DHL Express Emergency Situation Surcharge as of July 1st, 2020

  Destination Country/Region
Origin Hong Kong*
& China
Australia &
New Zealand***
Rest of Asia**  Europe Americas Rest of World
China 18 SZL 33 SZL 18 SZL 18 SZL 18 SZL 18 SZL
Hong Kong* 18 SZL 33 SZL 18 SZL 18 SZL 18 SZL 18 SZL
Rest of Asia** 18 SZL 33 SZL 18 SZL 4 SZL 4 SZL 4 SZL
Europe 4 SZL 4 SZL 4 SZL 4 SZL 4 SZL 4 SZL
Americas 4 SZL 4 SZL 4 SZL 4 SZL 4 SZL 4 SZL
Rest of World 4 SZL 4 SZL 4 SZL 4 SZL 4 SZL 4 SZL

* Hong Kong and Macau

** Rest of Asia (Asia excluding China and Hong Kong) = Bangladesh, Brunei, Bhutan, Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, India, Japan, Cambodia, Kiribati, South Korea, Laos, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Maldives, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Caledonia, Nepal, Nauru, Niue, North Korea, Tahiti, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Solomon Islands, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Samoa. Australia, and New Zealand as origin only.

***All shipments from Australia/New Zealand/Papua New Guinea to Australia/New Zealand/Papua New Guinea will be charged SZL 4/kg regardless of billing location.

For your reference, below you will find the current Emergency Situation Surcharge, as applied since May 24th, 2020.

Below, you will find the details for the adjusted surcharge per origin and destination combination (charge in SZL per KG):

  Billing Method Chargeable Weight Charge Amount
Emergency Situation Surcharge Fixed Charge
Per Shipment
Up to 2.5 kg No charge
2.51 - 30 kg SZL 50
30.1 - 70 kg SZL 285
70.1 - 300 kg SZL 955
>300.1 kg SZL 3820

Please note that the Emergency Situation Surcharge is a temporary charge, which allows us to cover part of the operating cost increases and the necessary air network adjustments. We will continue to evaluate and adjust the ESS as market conditions evolve for the duration of this emergency situation.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your local DHL representative.

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