Global Report

Country Updates

low impact

Italy - 17-Dec

A union strike on Monday, December 17th is expected to cause delays during and immediately after the strike depending on the size of the backlog.

Spain - 30-Nov

On November 30th there was a strike at the national courier of Spain, Correos.  This strike is expected to cause delays through this week.  Strikes are also planned for December 21st and 26th.

Ukraine - 28-Nov

Martial law has been imposed in certain parts of Ukraine due to a dispute with the Russian Federation.  Normal operations continue, but delays can be expected.  The following areas are affected: Vinnytsia, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolayiv, Odesa, Sumy, Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Kherson.

In the area of Crimea & Sevastopol mail service has been suspended until further notice for Donets 83-87, Luhansk 91-94 Crimea 95-98 and Sevestapol 99.

medium impact

Ireland - 17-Dec

Severe weather has caused the cancellation of all ferries in Ireland and Northern Ireland causing backlogs and delays to Irish shipments.

high impact

Canada - 10-Dec

Canada Post is reported to be caught up on letter mail and is expecting on time parcel deliveries for most of the country.  They have also restored holiday delivery service guarantees.  However, items departing from or destined for the Vancouver area are still experiencing delays due to backlogs.

Restricted Service Updates


20-Feb 2018:  Correos y Telégrafos is in its final phase to hire additional staff to help clear an ongoing backlog. As a result, international letter-post, parcel-post and EMS services (inbound/outbound) will continue to be disrupted for at least another 4 months. Correos y Telégrafos has asked the designated operators of other countries to hold back any mail destined for Guatemala until further notice.

11-Apr 2017:  The USPS has temporarily suspended mail services to Guatemala until further notice. This will impact the following USPS services; PMEI, PMI, FCMI, FCPIS, IPA, and ISAL. For already deposited items, USPS will endorse them “Mail Service Suspended – Return to Sender” and then place them in the mail stream for return.


2-Nov 2017: 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.


12-Jun 2017: Services to Doha are embargoed until further notice.

UAE, Bahrain

6-Jun 2017: According to reports, in accordance with the declaration issued by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are cutting ties with Qatar, the provision of postal services with that member country has, until further notice, been suspended.


Due to civil unrest in Libya, all mail services have been suspended until further notice.


Due to the current exceptional transportation circumstances in the Syrian Arab Republic, all mail and parcel deliveries have been suspended until further notice.


Due to current situations in the Yemen region, all mail services have been suspended until further notice.


The Ukrainian post office, Ukrposhta, has suspended all mail services to Crimea (postcodes 95000-98999), Sevastopol (postcodes 99000-99999), Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast regions until further notice.


Due to the unstable general safety in Somalia, there are no mail services available.