Israel – Current Situation

As a result of the current situation in Israel there are delays with many flight cancellations. This is a fluid situation and may change at short notice. Throughout the country, the retention period for unclaimed items has been extended to 30 days. All items are subject to delay.

Norway – Office of Exchange

Norwegian Post have informed that due to construction work at their Office of Exchange NOOSLB for next 3 weeks, until 25th February, there may be some disruption in the processing of traffic through the office as result and delays may be experienced throughout this period

Italy – Strike

Post Italiane have informed that a 24-hour strike has been called for 9th February 2024 by Major Unions.  Disruption is to be expected with regards to the handling of mail during the strike and over the weekend into next week. As result, delay may be observed during and immediately after the strike until at least the 13th February

Chile – Valparaiso Fires & Vina del Mar

Chilean Post have informed that its operations in the Valparaíso region are currently disrupted by a number of fires with shipments to and from the region being delayed by at least 24 hours. The following areas will not have home delivery services until further notice:  Viña del Mar:- Canal Beagle, Villa Dulce, Limonares, Villa Independencia, Villa Hermosa, El Olivar, El Salto, Chorrillos, Santa Julia, Miraflores, Achupallas, Reñaca Alto, Villa La Cruz, Rukán. Quilpué: – Canal Chacao, Pompeya norte/sur, Villa Olímpica, Colina de Oro, Población Argentina, Paso hondo, Los Pinos Villa Alemana: Fundo El Rincón, Las Acacias Items sent to the above areas will be delivered to the nearest branch for pickup. The operating hours of some Correos Chile branches may also be shortened where necessary, leading to delays in the transportation, collection and delivery of all mail types.

Belgium – Strike

Belgian have informed that a 24-hour strike is planned from 22.00 CET on 7 February to 22.00 CET on 8 February 2024. The strike will affect the workforce available at the BPost international sorting center and within the domestic sorting and distribution network and as a result, disruption and delay to the receipt of international shipments, as well as the transportation, collection and delivery of all mail types, during and immediately after the strike is likely.

France – Farmers Movement & Strikes in Mayotte

Farmers Movements La Poste have informed us that due to the French farmers’ movement throughout the country (including at borders) the majority of motorways, strategic sections and access to major cities are currently subject to disruption. As a result, they are experiencing difficulties with the receipt of international shipments and the transportation, collection and delivery of all mail types with delays to be expected until situation return to normal. Strikes in Mayotte La Poste have informed us that due to industrial action in Mayotte, parcel-post and services to and from the archipelago have been suspended since 29 January 2024 and as such services to this region are likely to be impacted by delays currently until the situation returns to normal.

Mexico – Acapulco

Mexico Post have updated that whilst the situation in Acapulco and the surrounding regions remains critical, basic postal services have now been re-established since the passing of Hurricane Otis. However, the Post is still unable to guarantee electronic data interchange with its partners owing to a lack of power and connectivity in the affected areas. Municipality / Postcode Range Ayutla de los Libres – 39200 – 39229 Acapulco de Juárez – 39300 – 39937 San Marcos – 39960 – 39997 Petatlán – 40830 – 40859 Zihuatanejo de Azueta – 40880 – 40897 Técpan de Galeana – 40900 – 40929 Atoyac de Álvarez – 40930 – 40958 Coyuca de Benítez – 40970 – 40997 San Luis Acatlán – 41600 – 41637 Ometepec – 41700 – 41736 Cuautepec – 41840 – 41860

Finland – Strikes

Fin Post have informed us that several trade unions have announced political strikes throughout Finland on February 1–2, 2024.   The Postal and Logistics Union (PAU) and the Automobile and Transport Workers’ Union (AKT) will participate in the strike actions, hence delays of at least a few days to deliveries can be expected as result.

Belgium – Farmers’ Movement

Belgian Post have informed us that due to the Belgian farmers’ movement throughout the country, the majority of motorways, strategic sections and access to major cities are currently subject to disruption. This movement is expected to last until 2 February 2024 at least. As a result, BPost is experiencing difficulties in the receipt of international shipments, transportation, collection and delivery of all mail types with delays to be expected until situation returns to normal.

Belgium – Heavy Snowfall

Belgium Post have advised us that they are experiencing severe operational difficulties owing to heavy snowfall. A red alert is in place prohibiting the circulation of certain goods and impacting the supply chain. Delays are expected until the situation locally improves.

Iceland – Volcanic Eruption

Icelandic Post have advised that a new volcanic eruption started just north of Grindavik in the Reykjanes peninsula on Sunday 14th January 2024.\ It is deemed likely that more eruptions will occur around the town in the coming weeks, hence It is unlikely that habitants will be allowed to return to live in Grindavik in the coming weeks or months. Iceland Post has not delivered mail in the Grindavik area since the original evacuation 13th of November 2023 and due to the area being uninhabitable it seems unlikely it will be possible to deliver mail in Grindavik in the near future. We will provide any further updates on this as they become available.

France – Severe Weather

La Poste have advised that they are currently experiencing issues owing to severe weather within France, primarily in Northern and Eastern areas. As a result delays should be expected until conditions locally improve.

Luxembourg – Severe Weather Conditions

Lux Post have informed us that due to severe weather conditions the country is currently under red alert. As a result, their mail delivery service will not be provided today (17th January 2024) and the distribution of parcel services may also be affected during this period. Delays are to be expected

Papua New Guinea – State of Emergency

The designated operator of Papua New Guinea, Post PNG, have informed us that the Government has declared a state of emergency effective for 14 days from 12 January 2024 as a result of protests and civil unrest that broke out on 10 January 2024. As a result, delays are to be expected and we will provide a further update when available.

Mauritius – Tropical Cyclone Belal

Mauritius Post have informed us that a cyclone warning is currently in force in Mauritius owing to the passage of Tropical Cyclone Belal. The international airport is temporarily closed, and several flights have been cancelled. The transportation of all mail types is therefore affected across the country with delays to be expected.

Japan – Earthquake in Hokuriku

Japan Post continue to accept mail but have notified us that the delivery of all types of items are currently being delayed owing to damage caused by the earthquake that struck the Hokuriku region on 1 January 2024. The worst affected areas are as follows and delays are likely to be experienced: Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa and Fukui areas Parts of Hokkaido, Yamagata, Nagano and the Hyogo areas.

Italy – 24 Hour Strike

Post Italiane have informed us that a 24-hour strike has been called on 8th January 2024 by Unions at Bcube MLE handler, AMUs at Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate airports Disruption is to be expected and delay may be observed during and immediately after the strike.

Australia – Rail Incident & Cyclone

Rail Incident – Due to a rail incident in South Australia, deliveries to Western Australia are currently delayed. Items sent from the 28th December between other states and territories to Western Australia may take an extra 1-2 days to be delivered. Cyclone – Due to the flood emergency taking place in Far North Queensland following Cyclone Jasper on the 18th of December, the following areas have been impacted and delays may be experienced: Arundel, Bundall, Mt Tamborine, Canungra, Burleigh, Logan City, Nerang, Yatala, Stapylton. Postcodes affected include 4207, 4208, 4209, 4210, 4213, 4223, 4226, 4270, 4271, 4272, 4275.

Japan – Earthquake

Japan Post continue to accept mail but have notified us that the delivery of all types of items are currently being delayed owing to damage caused by the earthquake that struck the Hokuriku region on 1 January 2024. The worst affected areas are as follows and delays are likely to be experienced: Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa and Fukui areas Parts of Hokkaido, Yamagata, Nagano and the Hyogo areas.

Italy – Strike

Post Italiane have informed us that a 24-hour strike has been called on 8th January 2024 by Unions at Bcube MLE handler, AMUs at Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate airports Disruption is to be expected and delay may be observed during and immediately after the strike.

Australia – Rail Incident & Cyclone

Rail Incident – Due to a rail incident in South Australia, deliveries to Western Australia are currently delayed. Items sent from the 28th December between other states and territories to Western Australia may take an extra 1-2 days to be delivered. Cyclone – Due to the flood emergency taking place in Far North Queensland following Cyclone Jasper on the 18th of December, the following areas have been impacted and delays may be experienced: Arundel, Bundall, Mt Tamborine, Canungra, Burleigh, Logan City, Nerang, Yatala, Stapylton. Postcodes affected include 4207, 4208, 4209, 4210, 4213, 4223, 4226, 4270, 4271, 4272, 4275.

Thailand – Severe Flooding

Thailand Post advises that torrential rains in southern Thailand have caused severe flooding that is affecting transportation. There are delays in delivery of postal items in postcode areas 90XXX, 91XXX, 94XXX, 95XXX and 96XXX.

Algeria – Force Majeure Situation

Algéria Poste, have informed us of current disruption to postal operations owing to a force majeure situation, associated with the imminent relocation of the “Alger Colis Postaux (Alger CP AO)” office of exchange. This situation is hampering the processing of inbound and outbound mail and delays are likely to be experienced.

Thailand – Severe Flooding

Thailand Post advises that torrential rains in southern Thailand have caused severe flooding that is affecting transportation. There are delays in delivery of postal items in postcode areas 90XXX, 91XXX, 94XXX, 95XXX and 96XXX.

Algeria – Force Majeure

Algéria Poste, have informed us of current disruption to postal operations owing to a force majeure situation, associated with the imminent relocation of the “Alger Colis Postaux (Alger CP AO)” office of exchange. This situation is hampering the processing of inbound and outbound mail and delays are likely to be experienced.