Global Report

Country Updates

low impact

Nigeria - 1-Oct

Labor Unions called a strike beginning 27 September affecting both inbound and outbound mail.  The strike ended on 3 October, but backlogs due to the strike may take a few days to clear.

Philippines - 20-Sept

Super typhoon Mangkhut struck the northern part of Luzon in the Philippines on 15 September 2018. Some roads are closed due to landslides and floods. Delays to mail services/tracking events are expected in the following zipcode areas:

2000-2001, 2003-2004, 2010, 2012-2026, 2400, 2410, 2413-2414, 2417-2418, 2420, 2423-2424, 2600, 2604-2606, 2610, 2714, 2810, 2814-2815, 2922, 3002-3003, 3011, 3015, 3019, 3106, 3108, 3110-3112, 3116, 3602-3609, 3800-3802 and 3806.

Japan - 20-Sep

The tropical storm in Japan is over and volumes are moving through Kansai International Airport once again. Delays can still occur as local backlogs might need to be cleared.

medium impact

Indonesia - 1-Oct

An earthquake and subsequent Tsunami struck the island of Sulawesi.  The Donggala, Palu and Mamuju regions were affected with some areas sustaining damage to local infrastructure.

Subsequently, Post Indonesia has temporarily suspended delivery services to the affected areas with the following postal codes:

  • Palu: 941xx to 942xx
  • Donggala, Parigi and Moutong: 943xx
  • Mamuju Utara: 915xx

high impact

Canada - 9-Oct

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers reviewed counter-proposals from Canada Post over the past weekend.  Some progress was made, however, many key issues are still unresolved.  A strike may be forthcoming as CUPW previously warned its members a 72-hour notice may be issued if no progress is made.

Costa Rica - 10-Sep

The public sector labor unions have called an indefinite strike as of Monday, 10 September. This situation may result in collection, processing and delivery delays for both inbound and outbound mail (letters, parcels and EMS).

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.