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  • Saudi Arabia - March 13, 2020

    Saudi Post has informed that to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the requirements of the government of Saudi Arabia, all letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring a signature on delivery will for security reasons, provisionally be delivered to customers indirectly. Consequently, it will not be mandatory for Saudi Post to provide written proof of delivery, and the delivery confirmation will be based on a code sent to the addressee's mobile phone.

  • Canada - March 13, 2020

    Canada Post statement on COVID-19: As we continue to serve Canadians across the country, Canada Post is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are taking various steps to manage and respond to the evolving circumstances around this pandemic, while following the guidance of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), which is the Government of Canada's lead for COVID-19. When it comes to items in the mail, we can advise that the PHAC and the World Health Organization (WHO) continue to state that there is a very low risk regarding incoming mail items. We are in constant contact with our international partners and are continuing to safely accept international items. In late January, we enacted our corporate pandemic plan. As part of that plan, we have a dedicated internal team regularly monitoring developments, responding to issues and preparing to make any necessary changes in a responsible manner. So far, there have been no impacts to our operations. The safety of our employees remains our priority. We are encouraging employees to diligently follow the prevention recommendations from health authorities, such as proper hand washing. We have also prioritized the distribution of hand sanitizer and provided proper safety equipment, such as nitrile gloves, where appropriate. We are communicating regularly with our employees to ensure they have the necessary facts and tools to deal with this ongoing situation at the workplace, and in their personal lives. As circumstances evolve, please know that all of us at Canada Post are doing everything we can to manage and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the safety of our employees and our communities in mind.

  • Italy - Coronavirus Updates - March 12, 2020

    Poste Italiane, wishes to inform that, owing to measures taken by the Italian government since Tuesday, 10 March 2020 to reduce the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the entire Italian territory has become a "yellow zone" that is subject to a number of extraordinary measures, effective until 3 April or a later date that may be communicated in due course. As per the Decree by the President of the Council of Ministers dated 9 March 2020 (in Italian), people should stay at home, minimize their social contact and limit their movements within Italy. Travel is currently authorized within Italy only for important reasons, such as health or work. Therefore, Poste Italiane can pursue its activities only in compliance with strict ad hoc measures in line with government directives. In order to ensure that human contact is minimized, so as to preserve personal safety, it is deemed necessary to significantly reduce the workforce deployed in the logistics chain, with regard to both sorting and delivery. This will have a major impact on operations and, consequently, on quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter post, parcels and EMS). This is expected to last until the end of the COVID-19 epidemic, which it is hoped will be by 3 April. For this reason, as indicated to the National Regulatory Authority, service delivery standards cannot be guaranteed and a situation of force majeure has been declared until the situation returns to normal. Poste Italiane, Italy's top employer and a key element in the country's economy, is fully committed to playing its part in helping Italy to overcome this major challenge. A dedicated committee, involving all senior management, has been working around the clock for a number of weeks, in close contact with the relevant institutional bodies, to define and continuously adapt directives and provisions in compliance with the government-mandated precautionary measures intended to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Although Poste Italiane is fully committed to keeping its international mail processing centres, domestic sorting centres and delivery network open and operational, a number of special provisions are being implemented in the wider national interest, in order to protect employees, citizens and customers. Consequently, restrictions are in place for registered items subject to signature upon delivery. In order to avoid human contact, parcels and registered and insured items that would ordinarily require the addressee's signature can, with the addressee's consent, be deposited in the addressee's mailbox or in a secure location on their premises, with signature by the postman/woman on their portable devices. This special provision ensures that there is no physical contact between Poste Italiane staff and customers. Alternatively, if the addressee is absent or wishes to collect the item from a post office, a special notice of delivery will be left in their mailbox, with instructions for access to the post office. Of course, access to post offices is also subject to restrictions and special conditions, so as to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and protect Poste Italiane staff and customers. For the same reasons, any cash-on-delivery items will be available at post offices and the addressee will be informed by means of a special note left in their mailbox. Moreover, with effect from Monday, 16 March, Poste Italiane will be unable to accept "PostaTarget" commercial mail from direct entry channels. No other changes to service modalities are currently in place. A special sanitation plan, covering the entire post office network, postal premises and fleet of vehicles, has been in place for several weeks and will continue until the end of this epidemic. This entails the exceptional closure, for a few days, of the premises subject to this measure, which results in delivery delays. Personal safety equipment is also being provided throughout our retail and logistic networks so as to protect staff in their daily work, and special directives are in place to manage customers' presence in post offices under safe conditions. Airports remain open, although many airlines have cancelled their flights to Milan Linate and Malpensa. As a result, Poste Italiane has opted to divert outbound mail onto certain flights from Rome Fiumicino, asking the airlines to provide road transport solutions from Milan to Rome. Poste Italiane has been informed that similar solutions are also being offered to other partners for outbound traffic to Italy. Surface traffic is not restricted. Poste Italiane is, of course, constantly monitoring the situation and will take prompt corrective action in response to any developments. It will also provide timely updates in the dedicated section of its website, available at https://www.poste.it/emergenza-covid19.html. The provisions set out above will remain in effect until further notice.

  • Mongolia - March 12, 2020

    Mongolia Post has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 infection has now been recorded in Mongolia. To help prevent the virus from spreading, all international flights, both inbound and outbound are suspended from 11-30 March and domestic routes are closed from 10-16 March 2020. These periods may be extended. Mongol Post is temporarily closing its international mail centre from 15 March to 1 April 2020. As a result, mail deliveries will experience delays during these periods and immediately after.

  • Italy - March 12, 2020

    Italy's post advises it has resumed mail service throughout the country. However, the following temporary precautionary measures will be applied nationwide until March 15 or until new guidance is provided by authorities: •All mail items, including registered mail, insured letters and parcels, will be deposited in mailboxes with a notice signed by the mail carrier informing the recipient of this temporary measure. •If the addressee is absent or refuses to accept this mode of delivery, the mail carrier will leave a notice of delivery and instructions in the recipient's mailbox, enabling the recipient to collect the item from a post office. •Items rejected by the addressee will be returned to sender.

  • Indonesia - March 12, 2020

    Indonesia Post has confirmed the new Customs processes which incorporate the lower De Minimis Threshold since the end of January 2020 has improved with processing times back to normal, and no clearance delay.

  • France - March 12, 2020

    The national strike affecting many sectors in France has ended and all postal services are now back to normal.

  • Italy - March 5, 2020

    Precautionary closures have been removed from some of the previously reported municipalities, where postal operations are to resume with the aim to clear backlogs within a couple of weeks. Precautionary closure still apply to the 11 regions below, and Poste Italiane will continue to store items addressed to the closed areas until they are re-opened. CASALPUSTERLENGO: 26841 BERTONICO: 26821. CASTIGLIONE D'ADDA: 26823. TERRANOVA DEI PASSERINI: 26827. CASTELGERUNDO: 26844. CODOGNO: 26845. MALEO: 26847. SAN FIORANO: 26848. FOMBIO: 26861. SOMAGLIA: 26867. VENETO:35030.

  • UK - February 28, 2020

    Royal Mail, would like to inform that heavy rainfall in various areas has caused severe flooding, with many roads closed and impassable. The collection and the delivery of letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items has therefore been suspended, since 18th of February 2020, in all areas with postcodes starting with the prefixes DE, HR, SY, TF, WR or WV. and Royal Mail, would also like to inform that there has been heavy snowfall in certain areas, causing treacherous conditions and preventing collections and deliveries from taking place. The collection and delivery of parcel-post and EMS items have therefore been suspended, since 24 February 2020, in all areas with postcodes starting with the prefixes DG, DH, HU, LA, NE or YO

  • Martinique - February 28, 2020

    La Poste, the French Post Office, has informed us that, as of the 20th of February 2020, the strike action affecting the French overseas department of Martinique, is over and normal mail operations has resumed. Some delay may still be experienced due to possible backlog from the strike.

  • Italy - February 25, 2020

    Poste Italiane, asks us to inform that, in accordance with the ministerial order resulting from recent cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), precautionary closure is being applied to the locations with the following postcodes from 22 February 2020: CASALPUSTERLENGO: 26814, 26821, 26822, 26823, 26826, 26827, 26828, 26841, 26842, 26843, 26844, 26845, 26846, 26847, 26848, 26849, 26856, 26861, 26862, 26863, 26864, 26865, 26867. BERTONICO: 26821, 26822 CASTIGLIONE D'ADDA: 26823, 26826 TERRANOVA DEI PASSERINI: 26827, 26828, 26841, 26842, 26843 CASTELGERUNDO: 26844 CODOGNO: 26845, 26846 MALEO: 26847 SAN FIORANO: 26848, 26849, 26856 FOMBIO: 26861, 26862, 26863, 26864, 26865 SOMAGLIA: 26867 The collection/acceptance and delivery of letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items from/to the above-mentioned locations is temporarily suspended.

  • China - February 25, 2020

    The U.S. Postal Service continues to have a temporary suspension of the guarantee on Priority Mail Express International destined for China and Hong Kong, effective Feb. 10, due to widespread airline cancellations and restrictions into this area. In addition, customers may see delays in mail and packages destined to China as well as from China. China Post advises that it is taking steps to prevent and minimize the spread of the coronavirus. It notes that according to the World Health Organization, coronaviruses do not survive for long on objects. The post says it is therefore safe to receive postal items from China without risk of contracting the virus. Measures have nevertheless been implemented to ensure the safety of mail processing and postal staff, including disinfection of postal offices, processing centers and transportation vehicles, and monitoring of postal staff's physical health. China Post says delays should be expected in mail transport, processing and delivery.

  • Italy - February 24, 2020

    Poste Italiane has informed us that, in order to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), precautionary closures will be applied to the following postcodes from the 22nd to 24th of February 2020: 26814, 26821, 26822, 26823, 26826, 26827, 26828, 26841, 26842, 26843, 26844, 26845, 26846, 26847, 26848, 26849, 26856, 26861, 26862, 26863, 26864, 26865, 26867 As result, delivery delays can be expected to the above postcode areas during and immediately after the closure.

  • Slovakia - February 14, 2020

    Following a security incident there was restriction on operations at the International Mail Hub on Thursday,13th of February. As a result, almost all dispatches which arrived on Thursday were delayed. As of Friday 14 February, the mail hub is back to normal but is dealing with double the volume of mail, so delays are still possible.

  • Israel - February 14, 2020

    Israel Post has advised they are dealing with mail and parcel backlogs as a result of an unforeseen increase of volumes. They're processing items as quickly as possible, and expect normal performance will resume by the end of the month. In the meantime, delivery delays on untracked and tracked mail & parcels can be expected.

  • Iceland - February 14, 2020

    Icelandic Post has informed us that due to a storm on Friday, 14th of February, all outbound dispatches have been cancelled and most flights to/from Iceland are cancelled or delayed. All roads to/from Reykjavik are closed. Domestic transport and distribution has also been cancelled in most areas including the Reykjavik area. As result, delivery delay can be expected within Iceland likely for a minimum of 24 hours depending on any traffic build up till after the storm has passed.

  • Macao - February 11, 2020

    In order to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the Macao Government has announced all civil servants, other than those working for emergency and critical services, will remain exempt from working from 8-16 February 2020. As a result, limited basic postal services are available to the public during this period.

  • Canada - February 11, 2020

    The state of emergency in the city of St. John's, Newfoundland, is over and all postal services returned to normal on Friday 7 February.

  • Martinique - February 10, 2020

    The postal operator of France, La Poste, informs us that there has been a strike in their overseas department of Martinique. The strike started around mid January. The situation causes delays for deliveries in the region. We will inform you when the situation will be back to normal.

  • China & Hong Kong - February 10, 2020

    The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will be temporarily suspending the guarantee on Priority Mail Express International destined for China and Hong Kong, effective Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, due to widespread airline cancellations and restrictions into this area. USPS is undertaking all reasonable measures to minimize the impact to our customers.

  • China - Coronavirus Update - February 10, 2020

    China Post, asks us to reiterate and inform of the following issues with regard to preventing and minimizing the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), as per the requirements of the Chinese government. First of all, according to the World Health Organization, coronaviruses do not survive for long on objects. It is therefore safe to receive postal items from China, without risk of contracting the new coronavirus. Measures have nevertheless been implemented to ensure the safety of mail processing and postal staff, including disinfection of postal offices, processing centres and transportation vehicles, and monitoring of postal staff's physical health. 1. Measures taken for disinfection and delivery All postal offices, processing centres and transportation vehicles will be disinfected regularly and postal staff's physical health will be monitored. For all inbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items), China Post will contact the recipient by telephone in advance to inquire as to their delivery preferences. Delivery will be conducted via non-face-to-face methods, such as temporary storage at the postal outlet, availability for collection from the outlet, or delivery to a smart parcel locker. Therefore, delays should be expected in the processing and delivery of inbound mail, and it may not be possible to provide written proof of delivery. 2. Impact on customer inquiry As delivery options for all inbound mail need to be agreed by the recipient in advance, China Post kindly requests the assistance of other countries and their designated operators in explaining to senders the aforementioned delivery options, which may not allow for the provision of written proof of delivery under these special circumstances. With regard to customer inquiry for inbound mail (registered/insured letter-post items, parcel-post and EMS items), the provision of written proof of delivery by China Post is not mandatory under such circumstances. Inquirers who submit inquiries to the system while this provision remains effective should be advised not to escalate their inquiries to subsequent workflow levels. 3. Impact on transit mail transportation Owing to the spread of the 2019-nCoV virus, a number of international airlines have suspended flights to mainland China, and some border ports in neighbouring countries are also temporarily closed. As a consequence, China Post will temporarily store affected transit mail (air and surface) and will transport it to the destination countries when these transport options are once again available. Delays should be expected in transport and delivery during this period. To date, transit mail to the following countries has been affected: Dem. People's Rep. of Korea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Viet Nam.

  • Poland - February 6, 2020

    We've been informed the Airmail Unit in Warsaw is relocating between 17 and 19 February 2020. As a consequence, delays to mail posted to and from Poland can be expected until 10 March 2020.

  • Japan - February 6, 2020

    Japan Post advises that there are serious delays in the handling of outbound mail due to continually rising volumes, particularly in express mail and parcels sent to China. This, coupled with the cancellation of flights between Japan and China, is causing congestion at sorting centers and other facilities. Japan Post is taking active steps to decrease backlogs as soon as possible. However, as more and more airlines cancel their flights to China, delays are expected to continue.

  • Macao - February 4, 2020

    Macao Post has updated that in order to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the Macao government has announced that all civil servants will continue to be exempted from working until Friday 7 February 2020 (inclusive). As a result, limited basic postal services are available to the public during the above period.

  • Mongolia - January 31, 2020

    Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and its rapid spread, the Mongolian authorities have closed all educational institutions in the region and have strictly prohibited all public activities from 27 January to 2 March. As a result, all inbound and outbound mail processing is likely to face some disruption.

  • Hong Kong - January 31, 2020

    Hongkong Post advises that there are disruptions to mail processing as the government takes steps to reduce the risk of the spread of the coronavirus. The impact is expected to last for a few days.

  • Jamaica - January 31, 2020

    Jamaica Post advises that postal operations have been disrupted as a result of tremors associated with the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred in the Caribbean basin on Jan. 28. There was an emergency evacuation of the international mail processing center in Kingston and all inbound and outbound mail operations are affected.

  • Finland - January 31, 2020

    There is currently a strike in Finland by the Paper Industry which is affecting road transportation in Finland. The strike started on 27 January and has is scheduled to continue until Monday February 17th - unless the negotiating parties reach an agreement beforehand. As a result, this is likely to result in some delays in mail traffic due to extended travel time until the strike finishes.

  • Cayman Islands - January 31, 2020

    The Cayman Islands post advises that all postal services are temporarily interrupted due to a 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck the Caribbean on Jan. 28. As buildings, roads and utilities are assessed for damage, non-essential staff have been instructed not to come to work for the time being.

  • Macao - January 29, 2020

    Macau Post advises that all postal services are suspended Jan. 30-31 as the government closes public services in an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Indonesia - January 29, 2020

    Indonesia's post advises that the customs clearance process is expected to be delayed as a result of changes to the de minimis exemption on shipments imported into the country, effective Jan. 30. Delays are therefore expected in mail processing and delivery, including express mail items containing goods.

  • China - January 29, 2020

    China Post advises that in order to prevent the risk of further transmission and spreading of the coronavirus, all mail destined to or moving through Wuhan will be disinfected at its processing center. For international mail destined for Hubei Province (postcodes 430000-449999), China Post will contact the addressee by telephone before delivery to ask about their delivery preferences. The mail can either be temporarily stored at the postal outlet, made available for pickup from the outlet, delivered to a smart parcel locker or delivered by other non-face-to-face methods. These steps will result in delays to international inbound mail processing and delivery, and it will not be possible to provide written proof of delivery in some cases.

  • Israel - January 27, 2020

    Israel Post advises that transport and delivery of mail may be delayed due to events being held in Jerusalem Jan. 22 to 24 to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

  • France - January 27, 2020

    Due to severe weather conditions in relation to Storm Gloria, our partners in the South of France report delays in the collection and delivery of all mail and parcels in the region.

  • China - January 27, 2020

    Due to reduced Customs operations over the Chinese New Year period, some gateways into China will not be conducting clearance work for international letters and parcels on 25, 26, 28 & 30 January 2020. As a result, deliveries into China may experience delays during and immediately after this period, due to the possible build-up of mail & parcels waiting to clear customs.

  • Canada - January 27, 2020

    Canada Post advises that due to heavy snowfall, the city of St. John's, Newfoundland, has declared a state of emergency. The St. John's mail processing plant, letter carrier depots and retail offices in the St. John's metro and Eastern Avalon area have been closed since the morning of Friday, Jan. 17, and collection and distribution of letter-post, parcel-post and express mail items in the affected areas is currently suspended.

  • Australia - January 27, 2020

    Australian Post has updated that the severe weather event, resulting in bushfires in regional areas of Australia, has ended and that the collection and delivery of all mail products are back to normal. However, please note that some addresses and routes have been destroyed by the fire and delivery may still experience some delay in worse hit areas, which are the following postcode areas: 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; 6725-6770.

  • 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.