Weekly
Global Report

Country Updates

low impact

Argentina - 30-Apr

Due to a national strike in Argentina, there will be no services in the country for 24 hours. Items will be delayed by 1–3 days.

Jamaica - 10-Apr

Due to capacity challenges arising from the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft, Jamaica Post has been experiencing airlift challenges. Several mail dispatches are having to be rerouted to alternative air carriers, and in some cases have not been airlifted at all.

medium impact

Zimbabwe - 15-Mar

Cyclone Idai caused serious damage to bridges and the road network in Manicaland.  Postal collection and delivery has been affected in Chimanimani, Chipinge, Biriiri, Birchenough, Nyanga, Nyazura, and Rusitu areas.

high impact

Canada - 23-Apr

Parts of Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick are experiencing floods that have temporarily delayed or suspended mail and parcel delivery service.

Japan - 30-Apr

Japan is celebrating a public holiday until May 7th, 2019 due to an Imperial transition. Significant delays of up to 14 days are expected for LC/AO items addressed to Japan during that period.

Norway - 26-Apr

Norway Post has stated that SAS pilots in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark are on strike and hundreds of flights are canceled. This severely impacts all inbound and outbound mail.

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.

Philippines - 22-Apr

Following a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Castillejos, Zambales on 22 April 2019, the Philippine Post has advised that all postal operations have been suspended in Metro Manila and Pampanga provinces.

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.