Liechtenstein Post has informed that due to the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, it is to introduce staggered home deliveries of letter-post items from 29 November 2021, likely until 23 December 2021, subject to review.Letter-post items for postcode areas 9490, 9494 to 9498 will be delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; for the other postcode areas, deliveries will be made on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.As result, delivery delays are to be expected until normal operation resumes.
Barbados Post has updated that due to the spike in the number of infections of COVID-19, the Government of Barbados has re-imposed a night curfew from 15 November to 13 December 2021. As result, service delivery for all mail types have been impacted, and a situation of force majeure has been declared until circumstances return to normal.
Per Canada Post – The flooding and landslides that have occurred in British Columbia have been devastating. Many roads, rail lines and bridges have been damaged, and authorities are still assessing the damage and the work needed to reopen roads. At this time, there is no way to travel through British Columbia on land (by highway or rail), and this restriction has a serious impact on our ability to carry certain mail and parcel items into and out of the province. We have initiated contingencies to fly items of various services such as Lettermail™ (regular and oversized), Xpresspost™ and Priority™ into and out of B.C. These items are being delivered within the province where it is safe to do so and where there is road access, but customers may experience delays. At this time, Canada Post Neighbourhood Mail™, Publications Mail™, Regular Parcel™ and Expedited Parcel™ items are not moving into or out of British Columbia as options are extremely limited. These items and all other mail remain secure, and we are considering contingencies to deliver them as soon and as safely as possible. Items inducted from Friday, November 12, may be affected. We are applying force majeure scans to help notify customers of the delays on all barcoded items that are impacted. When roads start to reopen, we expect traffic to be slow due to the limited roads available, potential lane reductions along the way and the volume of vehicles. Thank you for your patience as we continue to focus on recovery efforts.
Thailand Post has updated that the flood waters in the following postcode areas have subsided, meaning that mail operations and delivery of postal items are now back to normal: 18xxx, 23xxx, 25xxx, 30xxx, 36xxx. However, the following postcode areas are still affected by the flooding with likely delivery delays to: 10130, 10280, 10290 11xxx, 12xxx, 13xxx, 14xxx, 16xxx 34xxx 40xxx, 44xxx, 45xxx 60xxx, 61xxx, 65xxx, 66xxx 72xxx, 73xxx, 76xxx 80xxx, 86xxx Thai Post will provide an update when situation returns to normal.
New Caledonian Post has updated their Lock Down delivery arrangement that from 15 November 2021 onwards, letter-post, parcel-post items requiring the addressee’s signature will again be delivered against the addressee’s signature, with identity checking where required. However, Lockdown is still in place, so delivery delay may still be observed.
Jamaica Post advises that the government has extended a national curfew until Dec. 10. Revised working shifts/hours will continue to apply across the postal network, affecting sorting operations, mail delivery and dispatch of mail vans, as well as the timely provision of electronic messaging updates and responses to online customer inquiries. A previously announced force majeure continues, with an impact on quality of service for all types of mail.
It seems that New Zealand is now experiencing similar problems as Australia with many businesses in Auckland closed. New Zealand Post has taken a similar approach to Australia Post in capping parcel collections because of stage 3 lockdowns.
The situation in Australia is slightly getting better given the restrictions have lessened in Victoria and we understand there is more constant collection in both Melbourne and Sydney by Australia Post. Cases are still high and outbreaks are not as widespread but when they do occur, they still cause delays at processing centers. The Prime Minister announced this week that starting November 1st, Australians will be able to leave the country and return without applying for an exemption, we are hoping this will open more options for freight into Australia. The estimated delay for delivery in Australia can be up to 9 days.
Latvia Post advises that the government has declared a national lockdown as COVID-19 cases increase in the nation. The lockdown is from Oct. 21 until Nov. 14 and could be extended. As a result, there may be an impact on processing and delivery of all mail, including inbound and outbound letters, parcels and express mail service items, with quality of service being affected.
The Postal Service™ has temporarily suspended international mail acceptance to Sudan due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Croatian Post has updated that it has successfully relocated the post offices that were damaged in the earthquake, and these relocated offices are now fully operational. Normal quality of service and regular schedules, have been restored.
Thailand Post advises that mail operations and delivery of postal items are now back to normal in the following postcode areas: 15xxx, 21xxx, 24xxx, 32xxx, 33xxx, 34xxx, 35xxx, 37xxx, 42xxx, 62xxx, 63xxx, 64xxx and 67xxx. However, the following postcode areas are still affected by the flooding, which may cause delays in mail operations and delivery of postal items: 10130, 11xxx, 12xxx, 13xxx, 14xxx, 16xxx, 18xxx, 23xxx, 25xxx, 30xxx, 36xxx, 40xxx, 44xxx, 60xxx, 61xxx, 65xxx, 66xxx, 72xxx and 73xxx.
The Postal Service™ has temporarily suspended international mail acceptance to Sierra Leone due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Postal Service™ has temporarily suspended international mail acceptance to Liberia due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hongkong Post advises that its mail processing (both inward and outward) and the delivery of inward mail was further interrupted by Typhoon Kompasu as of Oct. 12. Quality of service for all types of mail services is affected, and it is expected that the impact will last for a few days before the backlog can be cleared.
The Postal Service™ has temporarily suspended international mail acceptance to Chad due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Postal Service™ has temporarily suspended international mail acceptance to Central African Republic due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hong Kong Post has informed that the passage of typhoon Lionrock on 9 October 2021 has had an impact on quality of service for all mail types. Operations are gradually resuming, but the impact of the typhoon is expected to last at least one day following the lifting of the typhoon warnings, while the accumulated backlog is cleared.
Belgium Post advises that postal services have largely returned to normal following the flooding caused by heavy rain in July. Delays may still occur due to detours to avoid damaged roads and bridges, but the impact on delivery performance is limited. The most severely affected postcode areas are as follows: 4020, 4030, 4031, 4032, 4050, 4051, 4130, 4140, 4170, 4180, 4190, 4520, 4700, 4780, 4790, 4800, 4801, 4820, 4821, 4830, 4831, 4834, 4837, 4845, 4860, 4861, 4870, 4877, 4910, 4970, 4980, 5580, 5640, 5650, 5670, 6900, 6940, 6980, 6987 and 6990. Six post offices remain closed for security reasons. However, all other affected post offices have now reopened, albeit with temporary solutions in certain cases.
Sri Lanka Post advises that the government has temporarily lifted the national lockdown, with effect from 1 October 2021. However, government-imposed restrictions and guidelines will continue to have an impact on delivery standards for all categories of mail. Therefore, the Department of Posts is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed delivery standards for all mail categories.
New Zealand Post has updated that Auckland, where the main postal hub is located, remains in Alert Level 3 of the Covid-19 pandemic plan while the rest of New Zealand is in Alert Level 2. Alert Level 3, is effectively almost full lockdown status for postal operations, hence continue to significantly affect processing and delivery as result.
Macao Post has advised that, in order to minimalize the threat of COVID-19, the Macao Special Administrative Region has announced that civil servants will not be required to work from October 5 -7, 2021. As a result, postal services will be suspended during this period.
Israeli Post has updated that the Health restrictions affecting service standards remain in place and will continue to affect the processing and delivery of all mail types until further notice.
French Polynesia’s post advises that the countrywide lockdown has ended as of Sept. 26.
Fiji Post has updated that disruptions to Air traffic remains. Current cargo flights are once a week flight via New Zealand or Australia. Also, delivery to other Islands are by Sea only as still no flights. Hence, the collection and deliveries for all international mail types continue to be disrupted.