Global Report

Country Updates

low impact

Germany - 14-Nov

An unannounced strike began yesterday at a Hermes facility in Huckelhoven, Germany.  Mail and packages collected in the Netherlands on the 12th and 13th via the Hermes Germany network will be affected.  Normal operations resumed November 14th.

Belgium - 7-Nov

A postal strike in Belgium is scheduled to begin November 7 lasting through November 13 with a different location striking each day.  This will have an impact on the final stage of delivery.

China - 30-Oct

China Post is currently experiencing high volumes of mail due to “Double 11” Shopping Festival Sales.  The increased traffic may lead to delays.

medium impact

Italy - 29-Oct

Due to severe weather from October 29 – November 2 many areas in Italy sustained damage.  Many roads are impassable and it is difficult to reach many areas of the country.  Poste Italiane is currently working to recover and restore normal operations, but delays are expected.

United States - 14-Nov

Multiple locations in California are closed due to wildfires and road closures.  The following postal codes are affected.

95916; 95954; 95978; 95969; 95942; 90265; 90265; 90265; 90290

high impact

Canada - 22-Oct

Canada Post is currently experiencing rotating strikes by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).  In addition, CUPW has also initiated a ban on overtime for union workers.  Major backlogs are now being seen with delays of several days.

A full listing of strike locations is available on our blog.

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.