As a rule before Covid 19 sending to UK quick and efficient using Chunghwa post and cheap.
2 letters and a parcel sent to me from UK 10 weeks ago have disappeared, I know this as 2 letters sent later I finally received.
Not sure if this down to Royal Mail suspension balls up or Chunghwa Post.
A fraction of the cost of couriers like DHL and during COVID-19 arrived in a locked down Chinese small city within three days, with a very user-friendly tracking system. DHL had the package in transit in Hong Kong for over a week, very sparse tracking details, and it arrived over nine days after the post office EMS identical package. Taiwan Up, haha!
I have sent cards and small packages (regular post) to the uk over the last couple of months, everything arrive ok just late. Sent one that arrived yesterday it took just under 3 weeks about twice what it normally takes.
Post from the UK to here has been taking a lot longer.
The issue was or is in the UK. There is obviously a delay, and last I looked, tracking was stopped for the time being.
I am sending a load of things to the UK and will wait until normal service is resumed.
I’m not happy with UK mail, I receive 1 letter from 3, not important one that was posted 3 weeks later than others, not received bank card in one and important documents in the other.
Also package of English mustard powder! the most important!
Chunghwa Post is efficient and cheap I regularly send cards and letters home to UK always arrive within 7 days. In UK at the moment and received a small package from family in Taipei, again took 7 days.
I think the problem is in the uk at the moment, it depends what area of the uk you’re in and how many postal workers are working. i sent cloth masks to family in two parts of the uk at the same time, there was a weak difference in delivery.
Edit: Before the virus i have had packages sent regular Chunghwa post on Monday and arrive Friday, i always put this down to luck and chatting the service at the right time.