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services affected

Start date
End date
Country
Event
Impact
Start date

07/11/2018

End date

13/11/2018

Country

Belgium

Event

Industrial Action

Impact

Due to rotating industrial action announced by the trade unions for the period between 7th and 13th November 2018, postal services in Belgium are expected to be heavily disrupted for inbound and outbound operations as well as domestic deliveries.

Start date

01/11/2018

End date

11/11/2018

Country

China

Event

Technical

Impact

It has been reported that the Shanghai municipal government has announced temporary traffic control measures that may impact traffic and delivery movements during the China International Import Expo from November 5th -10th. Temporary traffic control measures will be in place between November 1st and 11th. 

Start date

31/10/2018

End date

Ongoing

Country

Morocco

Event

Industrial Action

Impact

Morocco Post has advised that there is currently a road transport strike with associated blockages on major roads and highways. Consequently, delivery delays can be expected  until the strikes end. It is not known how long these strikes are planned for currently.

Start date

29/10/2018

End date

06/11/2018

Country

Italy

Event

Extreme Weather Conditions

Impact

Post Italiane has informed that severe weather conditions between October 29th and November 5th have affected many parts of Italy, causing considerable problems in road network and impossibility to reach some parts of the country. As a result this has seriously impacted the ability to deliver mail in more than 70 affected areas, especially where staff safety was compromised.

Start date

01/11/2018

End date

Ongoing

Country

Australia

Event

Technical

Impact

Due to bad weather and offloads, an extended SLA for Australia has been noticed over the past couple of weeks. Our suppliers have also been advised there is a global shortage with pilots, cabin crew and technicians which is mainly noticeable in Asia.

Start date

30/10/2018

End date

18/11/2018

Country

China

Event

Technical

Impact

Currently until the 18th November, most E-commerce companies in China have started "Double 11" Shopping Festival Sales. Please note that during this period the China Postal Service have advised they could face potential delays due to increased volumes through their network.

Start date

30/10/2018

End date

Ongoing

Country

Brazil

Event

Industrial Action

Impact

It has been reported that employees with Correios have embarked on a strike in Corumba, Brazil, since October 30th. The strike culminates several working condition complaints and it is anticipated to significantly impact Correios’ distribution through Mato Grosso do Sul region.

Start date

22/10/2018

End date

01/11/2018

Country

Canada

Event

Industrial Action

Impact

Canada Post has updated that the Canadian Union of Postal Workers continues to hold rotating strikes in various locations across Canada while negotiations are ongoing with the help of a special mediator. Mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in impacted areas. Canada Post is working to restore service and address postal backlogs once the disruption ends. Canada Post continues to operate across the rest of Canada and is accepting and delivering mail and parcels at all other locations.

Start date

18/10/2018

End date

Ongoing

Country

Canada

Event

Technical

Impact

Canada Post has advised they are experiencing delays with delivery services due to high volumes of incoming mail. Normal delivery aims for economy services to Canada are 7-14 working days, however, services are severely delayed and are taking 3-4 weeks to be delivered. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we will keep you informed with any developments.

Start date

11/10/2018

End date

Ongoing

Country

India

Event

Extreme Weather Conditions

Impact

Cyclone Title has caused flooding and landslides in multiple locations of Odisha State. Ground transportation has been severely disrupted. The districts most affected have been Ganjam, Gajapati, and Rayagada.

Start date

26/09/2018

End date

Ongoing

Country

Malaysia

Event

Extreme Weather Conditions

Impact

Local media sources indicate that heavy rainfall has been causing flooding in Kuala Lumpur since September 26th. Disruption has been reported on several key roads around the city. Further heavy rainfall is anticipated until September 28th.

Start date

15/09/2018

End date

Ongoing

Country

Philippines

Event

Extreme Weather Conditions

Impact

Typhoon Mangkhut has affected the northern part of Luzon in the Philippines on the 15th September 2018. Some of the roads are not passable due to landslides and floods. Delays in the processing of mail and transmission of tracking events are expected in the areas with the following postcodes: 2000-2001, 2003-2004, 2010, 2012-2026, 2400, 2410, 2413-2414, 2417-2418, 2420, 2423-2424, 2600, 2604-2606, 2610, 2714, 2810, 2814-2815, 2922, 3002-3003, 3011, 3015, 3019, 3106, 3108, 3110-3112, 3116, 3602-3609, 3800-3802 and 3806.

Start date

12/09/2018

End date

Ongoing

Country

South Africa

Event

Industrial Action

Impact

Indefinite postal strike commenced in Johannesburg Airport impacting on the operation and handling of mail upon arrival. This will affect all international postings which are currently being processed within 6+ weeks. These aims will more likely worsen as volumes of mail and backlogs grow as a result of the strike.

Start date

15/01/2018

End date

Ongoing

Country

Luxembourg and Switzerland

Event

Technical

Impact

We are currently experiencing issues with the handler for these two destinations. In the interim, emergency routes have been setup for these 2 destinations while we look for alternative solutions. As result, it's possible that all mail services may experience delays of up to 24 hours.

Start date

02/11/2017

End date

Ongoing

Country

Iraq

Event

Political

Impact

Due to political developments in northern Iraq the government has issued an embargo on flights into the region. It is expected that no deliveries will be possible until the situation is resolved.

Start date

15/08/2017

End date

Ongoing

Country

Venezuela

Event

Extreme Circumstances

Impact

It has been reported that it is not possible to send any mail and parcels to Venezuela as the route has been closed off due to the political instability in the country.

Start date

06/06/2017

End date

Ongoing

Country

United Arab Emirates, Bahrain

Event

Impact

It has been reported that, in accordance with the declaration issued by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cutting ties with Qatar, the provision of postal services with that member country has, until further notice, been suspended.

Start date

27/03/2015

End date

Ongoing

Country

Yemen

Event

Civil Unrest

Impact

CURRENTLY NO SERVICE. Due to the current situation in Yemen mail services have been suspended. Where possible, items currently in transit will be returned to sender. We are sorry that our suppliers are not accepting mail for Yemen at this time.

Start date

15/07/2014

End date

Ongoing

Country

Libya

Event

Political

Impact

CURRENTLY NO SERVICE. Due to the civil unrest in Libya and the recent attack at the International Airport Tripoli (TIP), all mail items going to Libya will face disruptions for the foreseeable future. Postal distributers have asked that all mail items for Libya are not sent out into the postal system until further notice.

Start date

28/03/2014

End date

Ongoing

Country

Ukraine

Event

Political

Impact

CURRENTLY NO SERVICE. 18/03/2016: Mail services to Crimea, Sevastapol, Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast are suspended until further notice.

Start date

28/10/2013

End date

Ongoing

Country

Syria

Event

Exceptional Circumstances

Impact

CURRENTLY NO SERVICE. Due to the current exceptional circumstances in the Syrian Arab Republic, all mail deliveries have now been suspended.

Start date

07/01/1991

End date

Ongoing

Country

Somalia

Event

Political

Impact

CURRENTLY NO SERVICE.

bank holidays

Date Country

13/11/2018

India (regional), Nepal (regional)

14/11/2018

Guinea-Bissau, India (regional)

15/11/2018

Austria (regional), Belgium (regional), Brazil, CĂ´te d'lvoire, India (regional), North Cyprus, Papua New Guines, West Bank

16/11/2018

Bonaire St Eustatius and Saba (regional), Iran, Marshall Islands, New Zealand (regional), Papua New Guinea

17/11/2018

Czech Republic, Marshall Islands, Slovakia

18/11/2018

Haiti, Latvia, Morocco

19/11/2018

Argentina, Belize, Fiji, Matvia, Mexico, Monaco, Puerto Rico (regional)

20/11/2018

Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bénin, Brazil (regional), Brunei, Burkina Faso, Chad, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Comoros, Dijbouti, Egypt, Eritrea (regional), Gambia, Guinea, Guyana, India (regional), Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mayotte (regional), Niger, Nigeria, North Cyprus, Oman, Philippines (regional), Sénégal, Sierra Leaone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, West Bank, Yemen

21/11/2018

Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina (regional), Cambodia, CĂ´te d'lvorie, Ethiopia, Germany (regional), India (regional), Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal (regional), Pakistan, Somalia, Tanzania

22/11/2018

American Samoa, Cambodia, Guam, Kuwait, Laos (regional), Lebanon, Micronesia (regional), Morocco (regional), Myanmar, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, USA, Virgin Islands

23/11/2018

Cambodia, Georgia, India (regional), Japan, Nepal (regional), Turks and Caicos Islands

24/11/2018

Taiwan (regional)

25/11/2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina (regional), Iran, Suriname

26/11/2018

Abkhazia, India (regional), Mongolia

27/11/2018

Mali

28/10/2018

Albania, Chad, Congo, East Timor, Kosovo, Mauritania, Norfolk Island, Oman, Panama

29/11/2018

Albania, Liberia, Oman, Vanuatu

30/11/2018

Argentina (regional), Barbados, Philippines, Romania, UAE, Yemen