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services affected

Start date
End date
Country
Event
Impact
Start date

05/12/2018

End date

09/12/2018

Country

European Road Services

Event

Technical

Impact

Due to increased cross-channel traffic, check-in and crossing times to Calais have significantly increased. Protestors are also present at the Port of Calais, potentially disrupting the flow of vehicles with blockades. As a result, road services to and from most mainland European and Scandinavian destinations may be impacted.

Start date

05/12/2018

End date

06/12/2018

Country

USA

Event

Political

Impact

Out of respect to the 41st President of United States, USPS suspended regular mail deliveries on Wednesday 5th December. Mail operations returned to normal on Thursday 6th December.

Start date

30/12/2018

End date

Ongoing

Country

USA

Event

Natural Disaster

Impact

Media sources indicate that road and infrastructure damage caused by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska, has affected ground transportation in the area since November 30th. Several bridges and highways remained closed for repair works, causing traffic jams and likely impacting postal services. 

Start date

30/11/2018

End date

26/12/2018

Country

Spain

Event

Industrial Action

Impact

Postal workers were set to strike on November 30th: Media sources indicated on November 15th that postal workers with Correos planned to start a series of strikes across Spain from November 30th. Strikes are also planned for December 21st and December 26th.

Start date

28/12/2018

End date

05/12/2018

Country

Australia

Event

Extreme Weather Conditions

Impact

Heavy rain in Sydney and New South Wales has stopped and flooding subsided. Mail operations are returning to normal, but some delays may still be experienced due to possible backlogs.

Start date

28/11/2018

End date

Ongoing

Country

Reunion

Event

Industrial Action

Impact

Although the fuel protest in mainland France has returned to normal, it appears to have taken hold in Reunion, a French overseas department, with road blocks severely disrupting mail operations. As a result, mail delays are expected in area codes 97400 to 97499.

Start date

28/11/2018

End date

28/12/2018

Country

Ukraine

Event

Political

Impact

Ukrposhta informs other Union member countries and their designated operators that the Ukrainian Parliament has voted to impose martial law for 30 days, commencing on 28th November 2018, in 10 oblasts of Ukraine: Vinnytsia Oblast, Luhansk Oblast, Donetsk Oblast, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Mykolayiv Oblast, Odesa Oblast, Sumy Oblast, Chernihiv Oblast, Kharkiv Oblast and Kherson Oblast. Nevertheless, Ukrposhta will continue its normal operations, handling both incoming and outgoing postal items throughout the territory of Ukraine controlled by the Ukrainian Government, and will continue to fulfil all its obligations towards Union member countries.

Start date

19/11/2018

End date

Ongoing

Country

Mexico

Event

Technical

Impact

Significant traffic delays have been reported this week at the San Diego-Tijuana border crossing in Mexico. This was likely due to heightened security measures and lane restrictions in anticipation of the arrival of the migrant caravan in Tijuana.

Start date

22/10/2018

End date

Ongoing

Country

Canada

Event

Industrial Action

Impact

As a result of industrial action which took place between 22nd October and 27th November, Canada Post is advising commercial customers and consumers that items in or entering its network will have long and unpredictable delays before being delivered - this extends to international items. Canada Post are aware of the effect on all customers and are continuing to work to reduce the backlogs as soon as possible and restore operations to normal.

Start date

15/01/2018

End date

Ongoing

Country

Luxembourg and Switzerland

Event

Technical

Impact

We are currently experiencing issues with the handler for these two destinations. In the interim, emergency routes have been setup for these 2 destinations while we look for alternative solutions. As result, it's possible that all mail services may experience delays of up to 24 hours.

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

11/12/2018

Burkina Faso, Malaysia (regional)

12/12/2018

India (regional), Kenya, Mexico (regional), Turkmenistan

13/12/2018

Malta, Saint Lucia

15/12/2018

Guernsey and Alderney (regional)

16/12/2018

Bahrain, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, South Africa

17/12/2018

Bahrain, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, South Africa

18/12/2018

India (regional), Kazakhstan, Niger, Qatar

19/12/2018

Anguilla, India (regional)

20/12/2018

Macau, RĂ©union

21/12/2018

Sao Tome and Principe

22/12/2018

Macau (regional), Nepal (regional), Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe

23/12/2018

Japan

24/12/2018

Aland (regional), Andorra (regional), Argentina (regional), Austria (regional), Belarus, Brazil (regional), Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark (regional), Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland (regional), Germany (regional), Greenland, Guatemala (regional), Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Japan, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein (regional), Lithuania, Luxembourg (regional), Macau, Mictonesia (regional), Moldova, New Caledonia (regional), Nicaragua (regional), Norway (regional), Philippines, Portugal (regional), Puerto Rico (regional), San Marino (regional), Sint Maarten (regional), Slovakia, South Sudan, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (regional), Sweden (regional), Ukraine, Venezuela

25/12/2018

Aland, Albania, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bénin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuadoe, El Salvador, Eritrea (regional), Estonia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala. Guernsey and Alderney, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See (Vatican City), Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India (regional), Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kenya, Kirobati, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal (regional), Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre et Miquelon, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Sénégal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenis (regional), Soloman Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan (regional), Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand (regional), Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, Wallis and Futuna, West Bank, Zambia, Zimbabwe

26/12/2018

Aland, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium (regional), Belize, Bermuda, St Eusratius and Saba Bonaire, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Canada (regional), Cayman Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Estonia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France (regional), Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guernsey and Alderney, Guyana, Holy See (Vatican City), Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India (regional), Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau (regional), Malawi, Malta (regional), Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua (regional), Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Norway, Pakistan (regional), Papaua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sierra Leone, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, Soloman Islands, Switzerland (regional), Tanzania, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, UK, Vanuatum, Virgin Islands, Zimbabwe

27/12/2018

Falkland Islands, Ireland (regional), Nicaragua (regional), Niue (regional), North Korea, Sudan (regional)

28/12/2018

Falkland Islands (regional), Nicaragua (regional)

29/12/2018

Mongolia, Nicaragua (regional), Vietnam

30/12/2018

Nepal (regional), Nicaragua (regional), Philippines (regional), Russia, Vietnam

31/12/2018

Andorra (regional), Argentina (regional), Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh (regional), Belarus, Brazil (regional), Brunei (regional), Chile (regional), Cuba, Denmark (regional), East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador (regional), Estonia (regional), Falkland Islands (regional), Faroe Islands, Finland (regional), Germany (regional), Greenland, Guatemala (regional), Hungary, Iceland (regional), Japan (regional), Kazakhstan, Kosovo (regional), Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein (regional), Macau (regional), Moldova, Montserrat, Myanmar, Nicaragua (regional), Paraguay (regional), Philippines, Russia, San Marino (regional), Sint Maarten (regional), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (regional), Sweden (regional),Switzerland (regional), Taiwan, Thailand, Transdniestria, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam