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  • Philippines - January 21, 2020

    Severe ashfall following the eruption of the Taal volcano is affecting the areas of Batangas, Laguna and Tagaytay City in the province of Cavite. As a result, some international flights were cancelled last week, delaying the processing of international mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items). Normal flight operations have now resumed however, delays are still to be expected as Taal Volcano's activity has not yet ceased.

  • Canada - January 21, 2020

    Due to inclement weather in the Eastern Newfoundland region, mail and parcels has not being delivered since Friday, January 17th.

  • Iraq - January 14, 2020

    Effective Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, the Department of Defense Military Postal Service Agency has requested USPS to temporarily suspend mail acceptance for the DoD military ZIP Codes transiting through / destinating to Bagdad Airport. DoD ZIPS to temporality curtail acceptance in postal stream: 09305 - BDSC 09308 - Besmaya Combat Training Center 09333 - Al Asad Air Base 09348 - FOB Union III 09378 - Camp Taji 09381 - Al Taqqadum Airbase 96610-0800 - SPMGTAF 2/7 DET9 96610-1500 - TF Spartan 20.1

  • Brazil - January 14, 2020

    Brazil Post delays are the result of significant increases in inbound volumes which were 56% higher in December 2019 over the same period in 2018. They explained "This unexpected high volumes associated with some technical transmission issues have generated an impact on the treatment and information exchange of some items. However, due to some contingency actions implemented by our operational area, the forecast for the complete regularization of these issues is the second half of February."

  • Australia - January 9, 2020

    Aus Post has updated us saying the extreme hot temperatures, resulting in bushfires in many coastal areas of Australia, is impacting the collection and delivery of all mail products. The affected areas are primarily in postcodes: 2250-2263, 2323-2430, 2440, 2443, 2446, 2469, 2471, 2500-2653, 2721-2730, 2753-2795, 2848, 2900-2914, 3700-3741, 3865, 3909, 4570, 4650, 4670, 4674, 4676, 5115-5117, 5220-5223, 5232-5253, 5271-5275, 6030, 6037, 6041, 6442, 6335-6338 and 6725-6770. The situation is also affecting mail flows into, and out of Australia due to issues transporting mail to and from affected areas.

  • Indonesia - January 3, 2020

    Indonesia Post has informed that heavy rain in the Region of Jakarta and West Java Province on Wednesday, 1st January 2020 led to floods which rendered all major roads in those areas inaccessible by any type of vehicle. Delays are therefore to be expected in the processing and delivery of all postal and EMS items. The affected districts and areas have the following postcodes: • Central Jakarta: 10xxx, West Jakarta: 11xxx, South Jakarta: 12xxx, East Jakarta: 13xxx • North Jakarta: 14xxx, Tangerang: 15xxx, Bogor: 160xx, Depok: 164xx, Bekasi: 170xx • West Bandung: 405xx There is no indication of the potential delay at present.

  • United States - December 23, 2019

    The Mail Group facilities will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th due to the Christmas Day holiday.

  • Slovakia - December 23, 2019

    Slovakia Post are performing IT system maintenance from 4-6 January 2020. All postal operations will be closed between these dates, leading to some delays.

  • Italy - December 23, 2019

    Poste Italiane and SwissPost have advised, from 1 January 2020 the municipality of Campione d'Italia will be included in the EU customs territory, and excluded from the Swiss customs territory. All postal items addressed to Campione d'Italia from 1 January 2020, will be processed and delivered by Post Italiane. The correct new postal address and code will be 22061,Campione d'Italia, ITALY. The Swiss postcode 6911 will no longer be applicable, any items addressed to Campione d'Italia using the Swiss postcode will be handled as a 'missent' item, forwarded by Swiss Post to Post Italiane for customs clearance and may therefore be subject to delay.

  • Iceland - December 23, 2019

    Icelandic Post have updated us, International flights have resumed and access to the North & East is possible although deliveries remain difficult due to continued heavy snow and power shortages in some regions.

  • Canada - December 23, 2019

    The Minister of Labour has agreed to extend the arbitration process by six months, to June 30, 2020, at the request of the arbitrator. Arbitrator Elizabeth MacPherson, whose mandate was set to expire on December 31, 2019, now has until the end of June to deliver two new collective agreements between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW-Urban and CUPW-RSMC). The two parties have been in arbitration since January of this year. Arbitrator MacPherson intends to write her decision in May, have it translated in June and table it on deadline. There can be no legal work disruption during the arbitration process.

  • France Update - December 13, 2019

    The national strike in France has been extended with no end-date known at this time. As a result, delivery delays to mail for France and other European destinations transiting through France will continue.

  • Italy - December 12, 2019

    Italy's post advises that since Dec. 9 it has experienced problems with sorting equipment used to process inbound tracked and registered items from outside the European Union, causing temporary disruption of operations and delivery for this mail. This issue could affect operations for a few days.

  • Iceland - December 12, 2019

    A snowstorm that hit the country Dec. 10 caused severe delays in international and domestic transport and mail distribution.

  • France - December 10, 2019

    The National strike in France has now been extended until Dec 11, 2019.

  • Spain - December 4, 2019

    Correos (Spanish Post) has advised the Climate Change Summit is taking place close to Barajas Airport and Correos HQ. Protests are expected close to the event and also in the financial and business districts of Madrid, with a high security and police presence across the city. In addition, public transport workers have announced strike action during the summit. Delivery operations are likely to be disrupted as a result, in the districts affected by the protests.

  • Europe - December 4, 2019

    A National strike by multiple unions will take place on 5 December in protest of the Proposed Pension Reforms. The strike will involve the following Unions: National rail, Paris' regional transport authority, Air France air and ground crews, Air Traffic Controllers, Postal, Public Service Workers and Teachers Union, Police, Hospital and Ambulance Workers. Lorry Drivers have also announced that they intend to block major roads from 7 Dec onwards. As a result, mail to and from Europe is likely to be delayed for an extra 24 hours. Countries potentially impacted are: France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden on all mail and parcel products with impact likely to be an extra day's delay.

  • United States - November 26, 2019

    The Mail Group facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 28th due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

  • Hong Kong - November 26, 2019

    Hong Kong Post has advised postal operations have returned to normal following the recent public events.

  • Finland - November 22, 2019

    The post advises the current strike will continue until Dec. 8. The job action is being supported by other transport unions, with sea and road connections to and from Finland affected as well.

  • Israel - November 21, 2019

    All services have now returned to normal.

  • Chile - November 21, 2019

    All services returned to normal on Monday, November 18th.

  • Slovenia - November 13, 2019

    Because of a strike on Monday November 11th 2019 by the Slovenian Post, minimal operations took place. Expected delay in the delivery of letters is 1 - 3 days.

  • Lebanon - November 13, 2019

    Lebanon Post has informed us that since Wednesday, November 13, 2019, all Post Offices and mail distribution have been suspended due to demonstrations and road blockages in various cities across Lebanon.

  • Israel - November 13, 2019

    Israeli Post has notified that mail deliveries and collections (letter-post, parcels and EMS items) in the south and central regions of Israel have experienced interruptions due to security situations. As a result, some items due for delivery in these areas may be delayed. There is no indication on the duration of any delay at present.

  • Hong Kong - November 11, 2019

    A series of public events and road blocks has severely affected the transportation network in major parts of Hong Kong, limiting the movement of inbound and outbound mail. This disruption is expected to continue for a number of days.

  • Finland - November 11, 2019

    The Finnish Post has updated us that the postal workers' union has called a strike, which is taking place from 11-24 November 2019. Some transport trade unions and members of the aviation trade union have also announced their support for the strike who plan to target mail handling at airports. Finnish Post is therefore suspending both inbound and outbound airmail as the office of exchange will not be able to operate during the strike period. This applies to letter post, parcel post and EMS items. As a result, mail services will experience a delay during the strike as processing and deliveries will be affected and immediately after the strike period, subject to any backlog.

  • Australia - November 11, 2019

    We've been advised that bushfires in New South Wales are affecting the collection and delivery of mail in the following postcode areas: 2424, 2427, 2428, 2429, 2430, 2443 and 2446. This will also impact on mail flows into and out of Australia, due to difficulties in transporting mail to and from the mentioned areas.

  • Lebanon - November 5, 2019

    Lebanon Post has updated that normal Postal operation has resumed from 1st November 2019.

  • Finland - November 5, 2019

    The Finnish Post and Logistics Union (PAU) has announced a two-week strike in November, starting Monday,November 11 until Sunday, November 24, unless a solution is found in the negotiations before then. Should the strike action go ahead then delays to mail services can be expected during and immediately after the strike if it goes ahead.

  • Hong Kong - October 29, 2019

    Hong Kong Post advises operations have resumed in all postcode areas following disruptions due to a series of public events that began on Oct. 1.

  • Chile - October 29, 2019

    Due to Social and Political unrest since Sunday, October 20th, Correos Chile is experiencing delays in the processing and delivery of both inbound and outbound mail.

  • Botswana - October 29, 2019

    Botswana Post has informed us the country is holding national elections on October 23, 2019, and by presidential directive, 24th and 25th of October 2019 have been declared national holidays. Botswana Post's operations will therefore be closed on these dates with no processing or delivery and will resume on October 28, 2019.

  • Australia - October 29, 2019

    AusPost has advised they have regained access to the areas worst impacted by the bush fires and will manage deliveries from now on. Some delays may still occur due to possible backlogs and properties destroyed by the bush fires.

  • Malaysia - October 21, 2019

    Malaysian Post has informed us they have been experiencing IT service disruptions since Sunday 20 October 2019 because of an internal system shutdown. As result, the processing and delivery of inbound and outbound international mail will be delayed.

  • Lebanon - October 21, 2019

    Lebanon Post has informed us that, since Thursday, 17th October 2019, there have been evening protests and demonstrations in various cities across Lebanon. Many roads are currently blocked due to the protests and demonstrations, until further notice there will be no processing operations, collections or deliveries. As a consequence, there will be delays to the delivery of letters and parcels.

  • Japan - October 21, 2019

    Service at the airport is back to normal and all international exchange offices in Japan are now operating without any serious backlogs resulting from the recent typhoon. Japan Post is accepting and delivering all types of domestic and international postal items (letter-post, parcels and EMS items) across the country. However, delivery delays may be experienced in Eastern and Northern Japan, areas that were seriously affected by the Typhoon.

  • Japan - October 11, 2019

    Japan Post has informed us that an airport is scheduled to close due to a Typhoon, which is scheduled to hit the east of Japan on October 12th. Although the airport will resume operations on October 13th. Japan Post is making every effort to ensure the delivery and dispatch of international mail items by using other international mail hubs. However, delivery delays are likely during the Typhoon period

  • Bermuda - October 11, 2019

    Bermuda Post advises operations have resumed in all postcode areas following disruptions caused by Hurricane Humberto.

  • Thailand - October 9, 2019

    Thailand Post advises operations have resumed in all postcode areas following disruptions caused by flooding.

  • Portugal - October 9, 2019

    We've been advised the strike by Portuguese fuel tanker drivers has ended, with normal operations resuming at airports.

  • Indonesia - October 9, 2019

    Indonesian Post has advised mail operations are back to normal.

  • Canada - October 9, 2019

    On Monday, October 14th there will be no regular collection or delivery of mail on this day due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

  • Barbados - October 9, 2019

    Barbados Postal Service advises that full operations have resumed at the processing center in Bridgetown following a temporary suspension.

  • Australia - October 9, 2019

    Australia Post has informed us that due to severe weather and bush fires in New South Wales, collection and delivery of all mail products in postcode area 2469 is affected.

  • Thailand - October 7, 2019

    Thailand Post has advised that the flooding in the following postcode areas has subsided, and mail operations and deliveries of postal items have returned to normal: 32xxx, 35xxx, 37xxx, 40xxx, 45xxx, 64xxx, 65xxx, 66xxx and 67xxx. However, the following postcode areas are still currently affected by the flooding, which may cause delays in mail operations and delivery of postal items (letter post, parcel post and EMS): 25110, 73190 and 34190.

  • Hong Kong - October 7, 2019

    Another series of public events has been taking place since Tuesday, October 1. As a result, roads have been blocked which has seriously affected the processing and delivery of all inbound, outbound and local mail (letter post, parcels and EMS items. This has impacted postings from 28 September).

  • China - October 7, 2019

    A national holiday is taking place from October 1-7, this year is also the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. There will be large celebrations, including a military parade which will take place on Oct 1st. China Post has confirmed a Customs' holiday and reduced operating times during this period: • Beijing: No custom clearance between October 1-7. This will affect any province which are under the jurisdiction of Beijing Customs. (Express Mail Service traffic will not be affected. However, standard letter and small packet through standard China Post network will be affected) • Shanghai/Guangzhou: Customs will operate as normal • ZheJiang/Jiangsu: Customs will not be operating from October 1-3 • Shenzhen: Customs will be working half day shifts from October 1-7 Delivery delays are likely as a result.

  • Barbados - October 7, 2019

    Barbados Post have advised they are experiencing operational issues since Friday, October 4th, causing a temporary suspension of mail operations in the Bridgetown processing center.

  • Spain - September 20, 2019

    The days with no deliveries and collections due to the storms and flooding ended on September 17, 2019.

  • Indonesia - September 20, 2019

    Post Indonesia is restructuring its operational processes at their center in Jakarta. This may result in potential delays to the processing and delivery of inbound international mail including confirmation of arrival scanning events.

  • Bermuda - September 18, 2019

    The category 3 hurricane Humberto is about to hit Bermuda. As of September 18th, 2019 all mail and parcel collection and delivery services are suspended throughout the island until further notice.

  • Spain - September 16, 2019

    Due to heavy weather conditions since September 12th, 2019 in the south of Spain delays might occur in the collection and delivery of mail and parcels in the following regions: • Alicante (03000-03999) • Almería (04000-04999) • Murcia (30000-30999)

  • Thailand - September 10, 2019

    Thailand Post informs us that Tropical Storms Podul and Kajiki, which hit northern and north-eastern parts of Thailand, have caused flash floods in many areas. This results in delays of mail operations and transportation. This can affect the delivery of post and parcels throughout the following postcode: 32xxx, 34xxx, 35xxx, 37xxx, 40xxx, 45xxx, 64xxx, 65xxx, 66xxx and 67xxx.

  • North/South Korea - September 10, 2019

    Typhoon Lingling has hit South-Korea and North-Korea recently. This had an impact on the infrastructure. Deliveries of mail and parcels might suffer delays due to damages.

  • Indonesia - September 10, 2019

    Due to an unconducive situation in major areas of Papua and West Papua, the processing and delivery of all inbound, outbound and local mail and parcels has been affected since Thursday, August 29th, 2019. The affected districts and areas have the following postal codes: 990xx : Jayapura; - 988xx : Nabire; - 984xx : Sorong; - 996xx : Merauke; - 999xx : Timika; - 983xx : Manokwari.

  • Albania, Kosovo and Slovenia - September 10, 2019

    There will be worker strikes at the airline company Adria Airways in the upcoming weeks. The airline services mail and parcel volumes to Slovenia, Albania and Kosovo. There are three-day strikes planed on the 8th, 18th and 30th of September. Volumes to these destinations can experience significant delays during this period.

  • Hong Kong - September 3, 2019

    Hong Kong Post has updated that normal mail operation has resumed after the most recent public events. Mail posted to and from Hong Kong is likely to be delayed while large public gathering continue.

  • Finland - September 3, 2019

    Strike action by Postal workers is likely to cause delays of up to 24 hours to some parcel deliveries on Friday, August 30th in the regions of Tampere, Vantaa and Jyväskylä. Further strike action is also planned Sunday, Sept. 1st and Wednesday, Sept. 4th. If this goes ahead, deliveries in various parts of Finland may again be affected.

  • China - September 3, 2019

    Normal delivery has resumed where it's safe and possible to do so after Typhoon Lekima hit Shanghai and neighboring Zhejang, Jiangsu and Shandong provinces on Aug. 8-10.

  • United States - August 29, 2019

    The Mail Group facilities will be closed on Monday, September 2nd due to the Labor Day holiday.

  • Hong Kong - August 29, 2019

    Hongkong Post advises that a series of public events since August 24th have lead to blocked streets in major areas of Hong Kong and disrupted processing of all inbound, outbound and local mail. The impact is expected to last for a few days.

  • Canada - August 29, 2019

    On Monday, September 2nd there will be no regular collection or delivery of mail on this day due to the Labour Day holiday.

  • Barbados - August 29, 2019

    From August 26-28 Barbados Post was under national shutdown due to Tropical Storm Dorian. This affected all mail and flights coming and leaving Barbados. Barbados Post has now advised that the national shutdown has been lifted. As a result, all flights and postal operations returned to normal.

  • England, Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales - August 22, 2019

    On Monday, August 26th there will be no regular collection or delivery of mail on this day due to the Summer Bank Holiday.

  • Portugal - August 14, 2019

    Portuguese fuel truck drivers have been on a strike since August 12th, 2019. The government issued an emergency decree called 'civil requisition'. It is unknown how long the strike will last and what impact this has on the delivery of mail and parcels with destination to Portugal.

  • Canada - August 14, 2019

    On Monday, August 19th there will be no regular collection or delivery of mail on this day in the Yukon area due to the Discovery Day holiday.

  • Nepal - August 12, 2019

    Nepal Post advises that the general post office in Kathmandu is being relocated from Sundhara (postcode 44605). As a result, the office will be closed for parcels and express mail service Aug. 9-14. Letter services will be available.

  • Hong Kong - August 12, 2019

    Airport operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been disrupted and flights cancelled due to a public event. Hongkong Post advises the airport post office is closed and there are impacts to inbound and outbound mail services.

  • China - August 12, 2019

    Typhoon Lekima hit Shanghai and neighboring Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Shandong provinces Aug. 8-10, causing flight delays and cancellations that affected processing and delivery of both inbound and outbound mail.

  • Hong Kong - August 2, 2019

    Hongkong Post advises that processing of inbound and outbound mail will be delayed until further notice due to Tropical Cyclone Wipha.

  • France - August 2, 2019

    France's post advises that mail and package delivery will be disrupted from Aug. 24 to 26 in the following locations due to the G7 summit in Biarritz: • No parcel delivery in Biarritz (postcodes 642XX). • Disrupted delivery in Hendaye, Ascain, Mouguerre, St. Martin de Seignanx, Boucau, Tarnos (postcodes 64300, 64310, 64700, 64900, 40390, 40220).

  • Italy - July 29, 2019

    The Cagliari sorting center has now resumed normal operation after last week's fire.

  • Canada - July 29, 2019

    On Monday, August 5th various holidays will be occurring throughout Canada, there will be no regular collection or delivery of mail on this day to the following areas Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, British Columbia and Alberta.

  • Italy - July 25, 2019

    Due to a fire which occurred during the night in the servicing area of the sorting center in Cagliari, the building in temporarily closed until site checks by the fire brigade and police are completed. Operations will be started as soon as the all clear is given but as result, delivery delays can be expected for mail services in the Cagliari region, including Sardinia, until normal operation resumes. Postcode affected areas are: 09100, 09121, 09122, 09123, 09124, 09125, 09126, 09127, 09128, 09129, 09131 and 09134.