Global Report

Country Updates

low impact

Thailand - 7-Jan

Tropical storm Pabuk hit Thailand on January 4th causing flash flooding in southern Vietnam and Thailand.  Heavy rain is expected to continue in Southern Thailand.  Mail and parcel delivery in the postal codes of 80000-80999 have been affected.

Italy - 7-Jan

Mail operations and delivery were impacted by severe weather conditions in the southern regions causing delays.

Ukraine - 4-Jan

The embargo has been lifted and mail processing has returned to normal.

medium impact

China - 31-Dec

A blizzard caused heavy snow and icy conditions in the southern and eastern regions of China.  This weather event has disrupted road, rail and air traffic leading to postal delays.

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

India - 3-Jan

The All India Postal Employees Union (AIPEU) is participating in the two-day nationwide general labor strike on January 8th and 9th.  Delays are expected.

Canada - 8-Jan

Canada Post is reporting that all international mail previously backlogged due to the strike has been processed and operations have returned to normal.

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.