Weekly
Global Report

Country Updates

low impact

Ukraine - 14-Jan

The recent embargo has resulted in an increase in inbound international mail.  With the higher mail volume processing is taking longer than normal and delays are expected.

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.

Austria - 22-Jan

Postal operations have resumed in areas impacted by heavy snowfall.

medium impact

Greece - 21-Jan

A 24-hour strike is expected to take place Wednesday, January 23rd.  Mail collection and delivery will be affected until after the strike with delays as a result of the backlog.

Switzerland - 17-Jan

The weather in eastern Switzerland has stabilized and postal operations have resumed, however, there may be delays as backlogs are cleared.

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 - 22-Jan

Heavy snowfall has subsided, however, delays are still expected due to backlogs.

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.