Weekly
Global Report

Country Updates

low impact

Belgium - 17-Jun

Due to an accident involving trucks, traffic on E17 at Beervelde is completely at a stop. The cleaning up might take some time. Deliveries and pick-ups from/for that region will probably face delays.

Canada - 17-Jun

With large crowds expected at today’s Raptors Parade and rally, service delays in and around downtown Toronto are to be expected.

medium impact

Afghanistan - 05-Jun

The Afghan Post is still working to restart its operational systems as quickly as possible after a terrorist attack hit their headquarters last month. Services impacted include customs and international outbound mail, and the technical systems that support movement of this mail.

high impact

Hong Kong - 13 - June

Due to a public event resulting in a blockage of streets in major areas of Hong Kong on 12 June 2019, the processing of all inbound, outbound, and local mail were seriously affected. Expect a reduced quality of service for several days.

Canada - 21-May

Mail delivery has been suspended in parts of Alberta due to fires and power outages.

Also parts of Ontario are experiencing floods that have temporarily delayed mail and parcel delivery service.

European Services - 11-Apr

After a brief suspension, French Customs officials have today resumed the extended security checks and strike action at Calais Port and Euro Tunnel, resulting in extended waiting periods. Delays of 24-48 hours can be expected.

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

Restricted Service Updates

Guatemala

25-Apr 2019: The U.S. Postal Service has restored mail service to Guatemala. This ends a temporary suspension of most mail services to the country that had been in effect.

5-Mar 2019: Guatemalan Post has advised they are resuming acceptance and processing of inbound letters and packages.

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.

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.