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services affected

Start date
End date
Country
Event
Impact
Start date

17/01/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

Finland

Event

Extreme Weather Conditions

Impact

Adverse weather affects airport operations: heavy snowfall has affected operations at Helsinki Airport (HEL) in Finland. Multiple flights for January 17th were cancelled or delayed. No timeline as to when the operations will resume has been provided.

Start date

16/01/2019

End date

05/02/2019

Country

South Korea

Event

Technical

Impact

Due to a backlog at the sorting centre in South Korea, there are currently delays monitored. Expectations are that delays will remain until the end of the Lunar New Year (February 5th).

Start date

15/01/2019

End date

16/01/2019

Country

Germany

Event

Industrial Action

Impact

Due to strike actions of the security staff at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday 15th of January the airmail inbound and outbound processing has been restricted, delays should have been expected during the whole day. For road transports to IPZ Frankfurt, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., the access via “Tor 3” was closed due to demonstrations.

Start date

14/01/2019

End date

17/01/2019

Country

Switzerland

Event

Extreme Weather Conditions

Impact

Heavy snowfalls have affected delivery in the Alps region of Canton Graubünden in the Eastern part of Switzerland. The weather has now stabilized and mail services resumed on January 17th, with the exceptions of a few homes that remain isolated. Previously impacted postcode areas were 72xx, 73xx, 75xx, 76xx and 77xx due to road closures. Please note a few days may be required to clear any backlog.

Start date

14/01/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

Ukraine

Event

Embargo

Impact

The EMS operator of Ukraine is currently dealing with a backlog of EMS mail. This follows the recent embargo on cargo and mail imports at Boryspil International Airport (KBP) and the significant increase in volumes of incoming international mail following the lifting of that embargo. Consequently, the processing and delivery of EMS items in Ukraine are currently taking longer than normal. The State Enterprise of Special Post is taking every possible measure to stabilize the situation.

Start date

13/01/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

USA

Event

Extreme Weather Conditions

Impact

Snowfall caused by Winter Storm Gia has resulted in significant delays on major roadways in the Midwest and the eastern United States. According to forecasts, further heavy snowfall and icy conditions along roadways are expected throughout the week.

Start date

11/01/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

Austria

Event

Extreme Weather Conditions

Impact

Due to heavy snowfall, local road closures and avalanche warnings are affecting the collection and delivery of all mail services in the Alps. The worst affected areas are: Lower Austria: 3100-3399, 3800-3999 Upper Austria: 4400-4599, 4800-4899 Salzburg: 5000- 5799 Tyrol + Vorarlberg: 6000 – 6999, 9900-9999 Styria: 8600-8999

Start date

11/01/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

European Countries

Event

Technical

Impact

Due to increased cross-channel traffic mail services to and from Europe are likely to be delayed for an extra 24 hours. Despatches to countries potentially affected are: France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Poland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Start date

09/01/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

Brunei

Event

Carrier Embargo

Impact

There is a temporary carrier embargo in place to Brunei. As a result, mail despatches have been suspended. At present our suppliers are continuing to accept mail to Brunei and will hold these while the embargo is in place, however, delays can be expected. At present there is no indication when the embargo will end, but we'll provide an update when available from the carrier.

Start date

07/01/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

European Countries

Event

Extreme Weather Conditions

Impact

Due to heavy snowfall, mail transported to Germany, Italy and Austria may experience delays in delivery of up to 24 hours.

Start date

02/01/2019

End date

Ongoing

Country

Antigua and Barbuda (Including Dominica and Monserrat)

Event

Industrial Action

Impact

Antigua and Barbuda Post Office staff have been on strike since January 2nd 2019. They've requested all postal operators to suspend shipping letters and parcels to Antigua, including items for Dominica and Montserrat until further notice. As a result, all mail except 'Global Express' items to Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and Montserrat will experience delays.

Start date

22/10/2018

End date

Ongoing

Country

Canada

Event

Industrial Action

Impact

The backlog, caused by the recent rotating strikes in October and November 2018, has been cleared. Normal mail delivery services have resumed in Canada. International postings from both Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide continue to be forwarded to Canada. However, Canada Post continues to experience some delays to delivery services due to the high volumes of incoming mail. Delivery aims for Royal Mail services to Canada are normally 5-7 working days. However, International Standard and International Tracked & Signed continue to be severely delayed, some items taking 3-4 weeks to be delivered.

Start date

02/11/2017

End date

Ongoing

Country

Iraq

Event

Political

Impact

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.

Start date

15/08/2017

End date

Ongoing

Country

Venezuela

Event

Extreme Circumstances

Impact

It has been reported that it is not possible to send any mail and parcels to Venezuela as the route has been closed off due to the political instability in the country.

Start date

06/06/2017

End date

Ongoing

Country

United Arab Emirates, Bahrain

Event

Impact

It has been reported that, in accordance with the declaration issued by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cutting ties with Qatar, the provision of postal services with that member country has, until further notice, been suspended.

Start date

27/03/2015

End date

Ongoing

Country

Yemen

Event

Civil Unrest

Impact

CURRENTLY NO SERVICE. Due to the current situation in Yemen mail services have been suspended. Where possible, items currently in transit will be returned to sender. We are sorry that our suppliers are not accepting mail for Yemen at this time.

Start date

15/07/2014

End date

Ongoing

Country

Libya

Event

Political

Impact

CURRENTLY NO SERVICE. Due to the civil unrest in Libya and the recent attack at the International Airport Tripoli (TIP), all mail items going to Libya will face disruptions for the foreseeable future. Postal distributers have asked that all mail items for Libya are not sent out into the postal system until further notice.

Start date

28/03/2014

End date

Ongoing

Country

Ukraine

Event

Political

Impact

CURRENTLY NO SERVICE. 18/03/2016: Mail services to Crimea, Sevastapol, Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast are suspended until further notice.

Start date

28/10/2013

End date

Ongoing

Country

Syria

Event

Exceptional Circumstances

Impact

CURRENTLY NO SERVICE. Due to the current exceptional circumstances in the Syrian Arab Republic, all mail deliveries have now been suspended.

Start date

07/01/1991

End date

Ongoing

Country

Somalia

Event

Political

Impact

CURRENTLY NO SERVICE.

bank holidays

Date Country

22/01/2019

Bolivia

23/01/2019

India (regional), Pitcairn Islands

24/01/2019

Romania

25/01/2019

Angola (regional), Aruba, Egypt, India (regional)

26/01/2019

Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Dominican Republic, India, Norfolk Island, Uganda

27/01/2019

Egypt (regional), Monaco

28/01/2019

Armenia, Australia, Cayman Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island, New Zealand (regional), Norfolk Island

31/01/2019

Nauru