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services affected

Start date
End date
Country
Event
Impact
Start date

11/01/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

Austria

Event

Extreme Weather Conditions

Impact

Due to heavy snowfall, local road closures and avalanche warnings are affecting the collection and delivery of all mail services in the Alps. The worst affected areas are: Lower Austria: 3100-3399, 3800-3999 Upper Austria: 4400-4599, 4800-4899 Salzburg: 5000- 5799 Tyrol + Vorarlberg: 6000 – 6999, 9900-9999 Styria: 8600-8999

Start date

11/01/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

European Countries

Event

Technical

Impact

Due to increased cross-channel traffic mail services to and from Europe are likely to be delayed for an extra 24 hours. Despatches to countries potentially affected are: France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Poland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Start date

09/01/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

Brunei

Event

Carrier Embargo

Impact

There is a temporary carrier embargo in place to Brunei. As a result, mail despatches have been suspended. 

Start date

07/01/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

European Countries

Event

Extreme Weather Conditions

Impact

Due to heavy snowfall, mail transported to Germany, Italy and Austria may experience delays in delivery of up to 24 hours.

Start date

03/01/2019

End date

04/01/2019

Country

Italy

Event

Extreme Weather Conditions

Impact

Due to severe winter weather conditions on January 3rd and 4th, mail operations and delivery were severely impacted in the Southern regions with delivery delays as a result.

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

23/12/2018

End date

12/01/2019

Country

Ukraine

Event

Technical

Impact

The current embargo has been extended until January 12th 2019.

Start date

09/10/2018

End date

Ongoing

Country

Canada

Event

Industrial Action

Impact

The backlog caused by the recent rotating strikes in October and November 2018 has been cleared. Normal mail delivery services have resumed in Canada. International postings from both Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide continue to be forwarded to Canada. However, Canada Post continues to experience some delays to delivery services due to the high volumes of incoming mail. Delivery aims for Royal Mail services to Canada are normally 5-7 working days. However, International Standard and International Tracked & Signed continue to be severely delayed, some items taking 3-4 weeks to be delivered.

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

15/01/2019

India (regional), Malawi, Nepal (regional), Sri Lanka

16/01/2019

Congo, India (regional)

17/01/2019

Congo, India (regional)

19/01/2019

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia

20/01/2019

Azerbaijan, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Malaysia (regional), Mali, Sri Lanka

21/01/2019

American Samoa, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guam (regional), Malaysia (regional), Mauritius, New Zealand (regional), Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico (regional), USA, Virgin Islands

22/01/2019

Bolivia

23/01/2019

India (regional), Pitcairn Islands

24/01/2019

Romania

25/01/2019

Angola (regional), Aruba, Egypt, India (regional)

26/01/2019

Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Dominican Republic, India, Norfolk Island, Uganda

27/01/2019

Egypt (regional), Monaco

28/01/2019

Armenia, Australia, Cayman Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island, New Zealand (regional), Norfolk Island

31/01/2019

Nauru