Weekly
Global Report

Country Updates

low impact

United Kingdom - 8-Mar

Due to protests by French customs, traffic jams at Calais have been heavy and consistent since March 5th.  Parcels destined for the UK will experience delays.  Letter mail is, however, unaffected as alternative routes may be used.

Italy & Spain - 8-Mar

A general strike was called by trade unions marking International Women’s Day on March 8th.  The postal operator has advised this may cause delays lasting several days as backlogs are cleared.

medium impact

European Services - 4-Mar

Wait times at the Tunnel and Port to UK are significantly extended by as much as 6 hours due to extra security checks as well as a customs strike at Calais and Dunkirk which began Monday, March 4th.

Slovenia - 19-Feb

Postal workers began a strike on February 19th for better working conditions.  National and International postal deliveries have been significantly affected.

high impact

Canada - 13-Mar

Mail delivery has been suspended for Kapuskasing and Timmins Ontario due to extreme weather conditions.

Restricted Service Updates

Guatemala

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.

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.