Brazil – Severe Weather

Brazil Post have informed that two weeks of severe weather have caused extensive floods in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, including the state capital of Porto Alegre. As a result, the collection and delivery of all mail types are disrupted for postcodes 9****-*** until the situation returns to normal.

Iceland – Snow Storm

Icelandic Post have informed that an unseasonal storm has hit resulting in road closures in the northern and south-eastern part of the country. Heavy snow and winds have closed roads in these parts of the country since the evening of Monday 3rd June, making it impossible to transport mail in those parts of the country. The storm is expected to last into the week and as result delays can be expected until condition improves.

Italy – Catania Airport Closures

Post Italiane have informed us that there will be overnight closures of Catania airport in Sicily from May 20 to May 31. As a result, mail traveling for delivery in Sicily may be delayed during this period.

New Caledonia – Riots & Road Blockages

New Caledonia Post have informed that the country is currently experiencing riots and large-scale road blockages. As a result, it has suspended its transport and delivery operations for domestic and international mail on all mail types and delays should be expected until further notice.

Brazil – Severe Weather

Brazil Post have informed us that two weeks of severe weather have caused extensive floods in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, including the state capital of Porto Alegre. As a result, the collection and delivery of all mail types are disrupted for postcodes 9****-*** until the situation returns to normal.

Greece – Strike

Hellenic Post of Greece has informed that the Association of Cival Servants has announced a 24-hour strike on Wednesday 1st of May. The public holiday of May 1st has officially been moved to Tuesday 7/5 as part of this. As result, international and domestic mail operation will be affected, with delay on the day and immediately after the strike in case of any backlog.

Belgium – Strike

Belgian Post have informed us that the strike action taking place is now due to last until at least the end of the day on Friday 26 April and it is possible that it will continue beyond that date. The industrial action will affect the processing and delivery of all mail types. BPost will not be able to accept and process any inbound arrivals for delivery during the strike period and delay may be observed as result of this.

Mauritius – Severe Weather

Mauritius Post has informed that the National Crisis Committee has asked public and private-sector workers to remain at home on Monday 22 April 2024 because of torrential rainfall in the country. A case of force majeure has been declared by Mauritius Post and all post office facilities are currently closed. This is impacting on processing and delivery of all mail types with delays to be expected as result.

Belgium – Strike

Belgian Post have informed us that major unions within Bpost have called for strike action to take place from 22nd April which may last beyond the 24th. The industrial action will affect the processing and delivery of all mail types. BPost will not be able to accept and process any inbound arrivals for delivery during the strike period and delay may be observed as result of this.

United Arab Emirates – Severe Weather Conditions

United Arab Emirates Post have informed us that severe weather conditions have been affecting postal services since 16th April 2024. As a result, the collection and delivery of all mail types are disrupted across all cities in the United Arab Emirates and delays may be experienced.

Kazakhstan – Severe Weather Conditions

Kazakhstan Post have informed us that severe weather conditions are causing floods in the regions of Aktobe, Kostanay, Akmola, Atyrau and North Kazakhstan, with emergency situations declared within the flood zone since the 29th March 2024. As a result, the collection and delivery of all mail types are disrupted for postal codes 02****, 03****, 06****, 09****, 11**** and 15**** until situation improves and delays should be expected.

Greece – Strike

Hellenic Post of Greece has informed that the Confederation of the Greek workers has announced a 24-hour strike on Wednesday 17th of April. As result, international and domestic mail operation will be affected, with delay on the day and immediately after the strike in case of any backlog.

Australia – Severe Weather

Australian Post have informed us that severe weather is causing floods and road closures in New South Wales and Queensland. As result, disrupting delivery of all mail types in the following postcodes areas: 2460, 2461, 2753, 2754, 2756, 2775, 2785, 4470, 4480 and 4490. Delays should be expected whilst this is ongoing.

Madagascar – Cyclone Gamane

Madagascar Post have informed us that the northern and eastern regions of Madagascar were severely Impacted by Cyclone Gamane on the 27 March 2024. Floods are still impeding the movement of all mail types between the office of exchange and delivery offices in these regions and causing delays to delivery until further notice.

Haiti – Suspended Service

The Postal Service™ has temporarily suspended international mail acceptance to Haiti due to unavailability of transportation.

Australia – Severe Weather

Australian Post have informed us that severe weather is causing floods in regional Western Australia. As a result, the delivery of all mail types is affected for postcode areas 6440, 6725–6740, 6758, 6760, 6765 and 6770. Disruption to International mail in and out of Australia is expected due to difficulties in transporting mail to/from the specified areas with force majeure declared from 13 March 2024.

Myanmar – Suspended Service

The Postal Service™ has temporarily suspended acceptance of Priority Mail International, First-Class Package International Service, International Priority Airmail, and M-Bag items to Myanmar due to unavailability of transportation.

Australia – Bushfires

Australia Post advises that bushfires in regional Victoria are affecting collection and delivery of all mail products in postcode areas 3352, 3373, 3467, 3468, 3477, 3478, 3469, 3370 and 3352. There also will be impacts to mail flow into and out of Australia, owing to issues transporting mail to and from certain areas.

Mauritius – Cyclone Warning

Mauritius Post have informed us that a cyclone warning is currently in force due to Tropical Storm Eleanor. The international airport is temporarily closed with flights cancelled. The transportation and processing of all mail types are impacted and will experience delays as result until normal operation resumes.

Jamaica – Elections

Jamaica Post have informed us that local government elections will take place on 26 February 2024. Staffing and operational adjustments will be made to enable workers and contractors to participate in the election process. As result, mail operation will be limited throughout the day when delay may be observed.

Israel – Elections

Israeli Post have informed us that the municipal elections will take place on 27 February 2024 and this has been declared a non-working day by the Israeli Government. As result, Israel Postal operation will not take place on this day and delivery delay may be observed.

Italy – Strike

Post Italiane have informed us that an unauthorised strike has been ongoing since 00.01 CET on the 10th February 2024. It involves personnel at Malpensa airport and is preventing the shuttle service between the Office of Exchange and Malpensa Air Mail Unit. The strike has caused disruption to inbound and outbound mail handling despite contingency measures. Local authorities are engaged in mediation between the parties with an end date not known at present. As result, delays may be experienced until the situation returns to normal locally.

Central African Republic – Suspension

The Postal Service™ has temporarily suspended international mail acceptance to Central African Republic due to unavailability of transportation.

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.