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services affected

Start date
End date
Country
Event
Impact
Start date

24/08/2019

End date

26/08/2019

Country

France

Event

G7 summit taking place in France

Impact

"Due to the G7 summit which takes place in Biarritz, France, from 24-26 August 2019, there will be impact to mail transportation and delivery as follows: No parcel delivery in the commune of Biarritz (postcodes 642XX) from 24 to 26 August Disrupted delivery in the following communes: Hendaye, Ascain, Mouguerre, St Martin de Seignanx, Boucau, Tarnos (postcodes 64300, 64310, 64700, 64900, 40390, 40220) from 24 to 26 August Reinforced delivery service as of 27 August. As a result, delivery delays can be expected for the duration of the G7 Summit in the above areas.

Start date

12/08/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

Portugal

Event

Industrial Action

Impact

"Portugal Post has informed us the Portuguese fuel-tanker drivers have sent a notice of a strike starting 12 August for an undefined period. This strike will have an impact on airport operations and while Portugal Post does have contingency plans in place to mitigate impact to mail operations, the quality of service may be affected during the strike period and delivery delays may result. Please note: Parcel Force Euro Priority to Business is not affected."

Start date

09/08/2019

End date

14/08/2019

Country

Nepal

Event

Kathmandu General Post Office Relocation

Impact

"Nepal Post has informed us the General Post Office in Kathmandu is being relocated from Sundhara (postcode 44600) to Dillibajar (44605). The office will be closed for parcels and EMS processing from 9 to 14 August 2019. Letter services will, however, continue to function as normal. As result, parcel delivery delays can be expected until end of this period and possibly until the end of the following week if a backlog builds up during the move."

Start date

08/08/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

China

Event

Extreme weather conditions

Impact

"Typhoon Lekima hit Shanghai and the neighbouring Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Shandong provinces on 8-10 Aug. It caused several flight delays and cancellations. With many areas flooded and evacuated, the processing and delivery of mail, both outbound and inbound, has been affected."

Start date

05/08/2019

End date

09/08/2019

Country

Italy

Event

Maintenance work at local airport

Impact

Maintenance work continues this week at a local airport resulting to delays to mail services in Sardinia. There will be two closures this week, firstly on the night of Monday 5 August and secondly on the night of Thursday 8 August.

Start date

24/08/2019

End date

26/08/2019

Country

France

Event

G7 summit taking place in France

Impact

"Due to the G7 summit which takes place in Biarritz, France, from 24-26 August 2019, there will be impact to mail transportation and delivery as follows: No parcel delivery in the commune of Biarritz (postcodes 642XX) from 24 to 26 August Disrupted delivery in the following communes: Hendaye, Ascain, Mouguerre, St Martin de Seignanx, Boucau, Tarnos (postcodes 64300, 64310, 64700, 64900, 40390, 40220) from 24 to 26 August Reinforced delivery service as of 27 August As a result, delivery delays can be expected for the duration of the G7 Summit in the above areas."

Start date

31/07/2019

End date

05/08/2019

Country

Vietnam

Event

Extreme Weather Conditions

Impact

Vietnam Post has informed us that processing and delivery of mail (letter post, parcels and EMS) was affected due to Tropical Storm Wipha, which hit the country on 2 August 2019. Normal operations have now resumed.

Start date

31/07/2019

End date

02/08/2019

Country

Hong Kong

Event

Extreme Weather Conditions

Impact

The processing and delivery of mail was affected due to a tropical cyclone which struck on 31 July. As a result, delays of 24/48 hours was expected on all mail and parcel products,

Start date

25/07/2019

End date

29/07/2019

Country

Italy

Event

Exceptional Circumstances

Impact

Due to a fire which occurred during the night of 25.07.0219 in the servicing area of the sorting centre in Cagliari, the building was temporarily closed. Operations have resumed 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.

Start date

16/07/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

Sudan

Event

Embargo

Impact

Our supplier has temporarily stopped accepting all mail and parcels to Sudan. While we try to establish the cause of the issue with our supplier, we will continue to accept mail to Sudan, but this will be held, until this is resolved, so delays will be expected.

Start date

16/07/2019

End date

05/08/2019

Country

Democratic Republic of Congo

Event

Embargo

Impact

Our suppliers have temporary stopped accepting mail to the Dem. Rep Congo. While we try to establish the cause of the issue with our suppliers, we will continue to accept mail but this will be held until this matter is resolved, hence delays are to be expected.

Start date

12/07/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

Croatia 

Event

Technical

Impact

Croatian Post is in the process of relocating to a new sorting centre. This may cause disruptions in electronic data interchange (EDI) communications and delays in data exchanges with designated operators on 15 and 16 July 2019.

Start date

25/06/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

Bhutan 

Event

Extreme Weather Conditions

Impact

Heavy rain has triggered landslides, which have blocked roads in most parts of the country, thus affecting the on-time delivery of all inbound mail (letter-post, parcels and EMS items). The Royal Government of Bhutan is doing its utmost to restore road connectivity in the affected areas. However, it will be difficult to do so until the weather conditions have improved and heavy rains are forecast for the next 24 hours.

Start date

21/06/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

Australia 

Event

Delays

Impact

Some delays for mail to SYD due to a volcanic eruption causing a high level ash cloud en-route. As a result the cargo payload has been reduced in order to take on more fuel to divert around the affected area. Some mail has started to return to normal now, but capacity is still limited due to the backlogs with all the other cargo products.

Start date

17/06/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

Belgium

Event

Accident involving trucks

Impact

The E17 at Beervelde is completely blocked in the direction of Ghent due to an accident involving trucks. Traffic coming from Lokeren is completely at a stop. The cleaning up might take some time. Deliveries and pick-ups from/for that region will probably not be made in time. Suppliers are doing everything they can to reduce delays and to make up for the backlog, in the quickest way possible.

Start date

09/04/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

USA

Event

Extreme Weather Conditions

Impact

Flooding affects ground transportation. Widespread flooding following heavy rainfall has affected road traffic in Oregon, the United States. Road closures have occurred throughout the affected area and the landslide has caused the closure of OR-58 near Oakridge.

Start date

08/04/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

Jamaica

Event

Technical

Impact

Jamaica Post has been experiencing airlift challenges directly attributed to capacity challenges, arising from the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Consequently, several mail dispatches are having to be rerouted to alternative air carriers and in some cases have not been airlifted at all. The situation is being actively addressed, and an update will be communicated as soon as possible.

Start date

04/03/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

European Services

Event

Technical / Industrial Action

Impact

Extra security checks along with a Customs strike at Calais and Dunkirk since Monday 4 March has significantly extended waiting times at the Tunnel and Port to UK by up to 6 hours. Countries affected are: France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Poland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Update: 27 March 2019 Extended Security Checks and a French Customs strike at Calais and Dunkirk continues for a 4th week with extended waiting and transit times as a result. Countries affected are: France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Poland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Update: 11 April 2019 After a brief suspension, French Customs officials have today resumed extended Security Checks and strike action at Calais Port and Eurotunnel leading to extended waiting times.

Start date

29/01/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

USA

Event

Technical

Impact

Due to the government shutdown in the US goods are experiencing delays clearing customs. Delays of 1 - 2 business days are expected. This will also impact all mail items into the US causing usual transit aims to be extended.

Start date

02/01/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

Antigua and Barbuda (Including Dominica and Monserrat)

Event

Industrial Action

Impact

Antigua and Barbuda Post Office staff have been on strike since January 2nd 2019. They've requested all postal operators to suspend shipping letters and parcels to Antigua, including items for Dominica and Montserrat until further notice. As a result, all mail except 'Global Express' items to Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and Montserrat will experience delays.

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. As previously advised, this will affect all International Standard and International Signed postings which are currently being processed within 6+ weeks and 8+ weeks respectively. These aims will more likely worsen as volumes of mail and backlogs grow as a result of the strike.

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

16/10/2017

End date

Ongoing

Country

Brazil

Event

High Volumes

Impact

Due to the high volume of mail going in to Brazil and going through the Customs process, it has been confirmed that there are delays to some of these items. Specifically, it's been reported that untracked items have taken up to 40 days for delivery.

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

01/02/2017

End date

Ongoing

Country

Italy

Event

Temporary change to delivery aims into Italy

Impact

We have become aware of processing delays on all inbound international traffic arriving in Italy. We have reviewed all elements of our own pipeline to ensure items posted to this country arrive as quickly as possible. However, we're aware that some issues, outside of our control, are extending some of our published delivery aims for Italy. To reflect the current transit times, we are temporarily extending our delivery aims to these countries as follows: Untracked products: 6-8 working days

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

01/08/2019

Barbados, Bermuda, BĂ©nin, Congo (DRC), El Salvador, Guyana, Jamaica, Nicaragua, North Cyprus, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent Grenadines, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands

02/08/2019

Bermuda, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Macedonia, Rwanda

03/08/2019

Andorra (regional), El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Niger

04/08/2019

Andorra (regional), Bhutan, Cook Islands, El Salvador, Ghana

05/08/2019

Andorra (regional), Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia (regional),Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cook Islands, Croatia, Dominica, El Salvador, Ghana, Grenada, Guernsey and Alderney (regional), Iceland, Ireland (Eire), Kiribati, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Spain (regional), Tuvalu, UK (United Kingdom) (regional), Zambia

06/08/2019

Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, El Salvador, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia

07/08/2019

British Virgin Islands, Colombia, CĂłte d'Ivoire, Saudi Arabia

08/08/2019

Anguilla, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania

09/08/2019

Anguilla, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Suriname

10/08/2019

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Maldives, Nicaragua, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkey, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Yemen

11/08/2019

Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina (regional), Burkina Faso, Burundi, BĂ©nin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, CĂłte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, East Timor, Egypt, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, India (regional), Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mayotte, Niger, North Cyprus, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Senegal, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Uganda, Uzbekistan, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

12/08/2019

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Comoros, CĂłte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Grenada, Guyana, India (regional), Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia (regional), Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Cyprus, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain (regional), Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tokelau, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE (United Arab Emirates), West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Zimbabwe

13/08/2019

Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Central African Republic, Egypt, Grenada, India (regional), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, North Cyprus, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia (regional), Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE (United Arab Emirates), West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Zimbabwe

14/08/2019

Australia (regional), Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Maldives, Morocco, North Cyprus, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saint Helena (regional), Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Yemen

15/08/2019

Andorra, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Bénin, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, Congo (Republic), Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Cóte d'Ivoire, France, French Guiana (Guyane), French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Germany (regional), Greece, Guadeloupe, Guatemala (regional), Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Holy See (Vatican City), India, India (regional), Italy, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malta, Martinique, Mayotte, Monaco, New Caledonia, North Korea, Panama (regional), Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Reunion, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre et Miquelon, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland (regional), Senegal, Togo, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

16/08/2019

Dominican Republic, Gabon, Holy See (Vatican City), India (regional), Nepal (regional)

17/08/2019

Argentina, Gabon, India (regional), Indonesia

19/08/2019

Afghanistan, Argentina, Canada (regional), Colombia, Hungary, Venezuela

20/08/2019

Estonia, Hungary, Iran, Morocco

21/08/2019

Micronesia (FSM) (regional), Morocco, Philippines

23/08/2019

Bangladesh, India (regional), Nepal

24/08/2019

India (regional), Liberia, Ukraine

25/08/2019

North Korea, Uruguay

26/08/2019

Abkhazia, Gibraltar, Guernsey and Alderney, Isle of Man, Jersey, Moldova, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Saint Helena, UK (United Kingdom), Ukraine

27/08/2019

Abkhazia, Moldova

28/08/2019

Georgia, India (regional)

29/08/2019

Peru, Slovakia

30/08/2019

East Timor, Kazakhstan, North Cyprus, Peru, Turkey

31/08/2019

Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Gambia, India (regional), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Niger, Oman, Philippines (regional), Sudan, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen