Weekly
Global Report

Country Updates

low impact

Chile - 7-Feb

Delays can be expected for all mail products to and from Arica and Parinacota due to heavy rain and flooding.

Belgium - 13-Feb

Belgium is currently under a nationwide strike ending February 14th.  Delays of 24 hours are expected as both road and air mail services have been affected.

Brunei - 9-Jan

An airline embargo is in effect for Brunei resulting in mail and parcel delivery delays.  There is currently no indication as to when the embargo will end.

medium impact

India - 5-Feb

Uttar Pradesh State is currently experiencing a government employee strike due to a new pension plan.  The strike is expected to last a week and is currently affecting road traffic and airport operations.  Delays may continue after the strike is over.

high impact

Canada - 12-Feb

Canada is currently experiencing severe snow and extreme temperatures causing flight delays and cancellations.  Mail delivery and pick up has been suspended in British Columbia and the greater Toronto and Victoria areas.  Delays are expected to continue until conditions improve.

Restricted Service Updates

Guatemala

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.

Iraq

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.

Qatar

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.

Libya

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

Syria

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

Yemen

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

Ukraine

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.

Somalia

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