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DHL parcel has arrived at destination country explained

Last Updated on December 14, 2021 by Kennedy

So it’s time to check your item or parcel and to know the next stage for the parcel, you entered the tracking number and what you saw is dhl parcel has arrived at destination country.

What does that mean?

This is will definitely be the first question that will pop into your head.

However, no need to get a headache trying to understand what the tracking information is trying to inform you cause I must tell you that indeed it is a great news as you will soon receive your item.

So let’s proceed with the explanation.

What does dhl parcel has arrived at destination country mean?

DHL parcel has arrived at destination country means that the parcel whose shippment is DHL has successfully arrived or reached the recipient country or location.

dhl parcel has arrived at destination country

Whenever you are buying something online or shipping an item from your location to another location using DHL, upon tracking the item you saw dhl parcel has arrived at destination country on your tracking information, you should be happy cause the parcel is now in the recipient country or location.

Let me use Aliexpress as an example. I mostly use dhl to ship high end products as dhl is lot trusted, way faster than aliexpress standard shipping.

Once the item shows shipped, I will start tracking the item. Now immediately I see dhl parcel has arrived at destination country on my tracking information, I will be very much happy knowing fully well that very soon I will receive my item as it is already in my country.

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To further explain the tracking term, it is good to know and to understand what destination country and arrival at destination country is all about when it comes to buying products online from aliexpress, Amazon, eBay, etc.

What is arrived at destination country?

Arrived at destination country means that an item or parcel has arrived at the country where the item will be delivered and it will the recipient country. 

There are two things you should know and they are dispatched from country of origin and arrived at destination country.

These two terms differs a lot and I noticed that they confuse people a lot.

When you see item left or dispatched from country of origin, it means the product you bought has left the country where it is being sold or the sellers country. While arrived at destination country means the item has reached the country where it is supposed to be delivered to and which is the recipient country.

If you are the type that buys items from aliexpress, you will definitely come across these terms and if you happen to use dhl for your shipping method, you see dhl parcel has arrived at destination country on your tracking information.

So when you see ARRIVAL at destination country DHL on your tracking information, kindly note that the item has reached your country and soon will be delivered to you after custom clearance.

Now this is very essential.

What follows next after dhl parcel has arrived at destination country?

What follows next will the be the item or parcel being forwarded to the office of inward exchange or you can probably call it custom office.

Once you’ve seen ARRIVAL at destination country DHL on your tracking information, within few hours or the next day the parcel will be moved to the custom office for checking. After that they will forward the parcel back to the delivery personnel that will deliver your parcel to you.

This is why immediately I see arrived at destination country I become very happy cause I will soon receive my item.

However, in some rare cases custom might send the package back to country of origin if it deemed not not worthy or probably a contraband item.

I’m yet to see my aliexpress item returned back to the country of origin since my five years of buying from aliexpress. Also I’m yet to see aliexpress buyers complain that their item was sent back by their country’s custom duty.

How long after ARRIVAL at destination country DHL

Based on my experience, immediately I see ARRIVAL at destination country DHL on my tracking information, it wouldn’t take more than four days and the parcel will be delivered to me by DHL.

However, one might experience a delay in delivery and you will start putting the blame on DHL.

Once a product arrives the recipient destination country, the product will be forwarded straight to the custom duty for checking and clearance. This is where you will experience a delay especially if your country’s custom duty are too slow in checking and clearing out goods.

I do have a good experience using dhl to ship my items especially when buying from aliexpress, though I must admit that it is quite costly compared to the likes of aliexpress standard shipping, Cainiao super economy, Yanwen economic air mail, etc which are relatively cheap shipment.

Below are the major causes of delay after seeing dhl parcel has arrived at destination country on your tracking information.

CUSTOM DUTY: Custom clearance shouldn’t take more than two days though it all depends on country’s custom duty and how fast or slow they are. DHL shipping is very fast but that fast shipping might be hindered by slow and sluggish custom clearance.

RECIPIENT LOCATION: Location is another factor that plays a major role on how fast or slow you will receive your parcel or aliexpress item. If you happen to live in a remote environment where it is quite difficult to access, dhl might drop your parcel with the local post office to have deliver to you.

BAD WEATHER CONDITION: Bad weather can cause a delay in delivering an item to a recipient especially during winter from what I have observed. During that period you will see delivery personnel come up with bunches of excuses as to why they are yet to deliver your item, at the end you might be required to go to the nearest local post office to pickup your item.

Generally, once you see dhl parcel has arrived at destination country on your tracking information, kindly know that within five working days your parcel will be delivered to you.

Is DHL delivery date accurate?

DHL delivery date is quite accurate from my experience though most times because of custom delay and other issues the delivery date might be exceeded.

Again you might even receive your item before the stipulated or estimated date. At least this has happened to me on multiple occasions while buying from aliexpress.

DHL stated that I will receive my item within seven working days but lo and behold I received the item within four working days. That was the fastest I’ve seen buying from aliexpress and using DHL as my shipping method.

Why does my package say arrived at destination?

When a package says arrived at destination, it means the package has reached the recipient location or country and will soon be delivered to the recipient.

Even if you see dhl global mail arrival at destination country on your tracking information, kindly note that your item has successfully reached your country and will then be moved to the final destination which is your house.