Weekly
Global Report

Country Updates

low impact

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.

Italy - 7-Jan

Mail operations and delivery were impacted by severe weather conditions in the southern regions on January 3rd and 4th causing delays.

medium impact

Switzerland - 14-Jan

Heavy snowfall is affecting delivery in the eastern part of Switzerland in the Alpine region of the Canton of Graubünden. Road closures and avalanche warnings are causing delays in the delivery and collection of postal items in postcode areas 72xx, 73xx, 75xx, 76xx and 77xx.

More snowfall is expected in the coming days.

Austria - 11-Jan

Heavy snowfall has caused road closures and avalanche warnings affecting the collection and delivery in the Alps.  A minimum 24-hour delay is expected.

Affected areas include:  Lower Austria: 3100-3399, 3800-3999 Upper Austria: 4400-4599, 4800-4899 Salzburg: 5000- 5799 Tyrol + Vorarlberg: 6000 – 6999, 9900-9999 Styria: 8600-8999

Antigua & Barbuda - 2-Jan

A labor strike is in effect in Antigua and Barbuda as of January 2nd.  Requests have been made to suspend letters and parcels to Antigua including items for Dominica and Montserrat until further notice.

high impact

European Services - 7-Jan

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

European Countries - 11-Jan

Increased cross channel traffic is causing delays of an additional 24 hours.

The following countries are affected:  France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Poland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

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.