Israeli Post has updated that Covid-19 health restrictions are still in place and will continue to affect the processing and delivery of items until further notice. and Israeli Post has updated that they are currently working to clear a backlog of items within their sorting centre. As a result, delays may be experienced for items destined for Israel until this backlog has been cleared. An update will be provided once available.
Hong Kong Post has updated that the processing and delivery of mail has resumed as normal with effect from 8 November 2022.
El Salvador Post has informed that the heavy rainfall has ceased and postal operations have resumed as normal.
Aruba Post has updated that the postal strike is over and normal operation has resumed.
All Industrial Action has been cancelled over the next 2 weeks. However the CWU have announced Industrial Action on the following dates: 48 hours from 0400 Thursday 24th of November until 0400 Saturday 26th of November 48 hours from 0400 Wednesday 30th of November until 0400 Friday 2nd of December
Thailand Post has provided an update that the following list of postcode areas are still are impacted by flooding from tropical storm Noru: 13XXX and 34XXX
Hong Kong Post informed that a cyclone warning relating to Tropical Storm Nalgae was issued on the 2nd of November 2022. The processing and conveyance of all items was disrupted, impacting quality of service for all services. The Post will provide an update when available.
Hellenic Post of Greece has informed that the Confederation of the Greek workers and the Association of the Civil Servants have announced a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, the 9th of November. Air traffic controllers have also announced a 6 hour work stoppage from 10:00 to 16:00 (local time). As a result, delays are to be expected during and immediately after the strike period.
Ukraine Post has updated that the country’s infrastructure has suffered severe damage. The attacks on the power grid and local energy facilities are necessitating rolling power cuts lasting from one to four hours. In some cases, following a direct missile strike, power may be cut off for several days in certain areas. In areas without active hostilities, all Ukrposhta post offices will remain open. In places with up to 24 hours power outage, Ukrposhta employees will hand out postal items and pay out money orders and upload the delivery data into the system at a later stage, once power and Internet access are restored. Sorting facilities are equipped with electricity generators to ensure uninterrupted work and maintain normal customs and sorting procedures. However, operationally there may be delays. Therefore, delays should continue to be expected for items destined to Ukraine until further notice.
Portugal Post has informed that there will be a postal strike on the 31st of October and the 2nd of November 2022. Contingency plans are in place, however delays may be observed during and immediately after the strike period.
Deutsche Post of Germany has informed that due to increasing COVID-19 infections among staff, it is currently encountering challenges in delivering items within promised delivery timescales. These challenges are mainly at local or regional levels rather than nationwide but may affect different parts of Germany with delays. As a result, minor delays may be experienced for items destined for Germany until further notice.
Belgian Post has informed that the major Belgian trade unions have called a 24-hour general strike, commencing at 00.01 on the 9th of November 2022. This strike will impact deliveries and therefore delays should be expected for items destined to Belgium during this time period.
Thailand Post has provided an update that the following list of postcode areas are still are impacted by flooding from tropical storm Noru: 12XXX, 13XXX, 14XXX, 15XXX, 16XXX, 17XXX, 18XXX 24XXX, 25XXX 32XXX, 33XXX, 34XXX 44XXX, 46XXX 60XXX, 61XXX, 66XXX 73XXX
Malta Post has announced that the state of emergency with regards to COVID-19 has been lifted. As a result, all services have returned to normal with immediate effect.
Jamaica Post has informed that the international mail processing centre, has now resolved the IT issues affecting mail processing and customs-related procedures.
El Salvador Post has informed that the heavy rainfall caused by Storm Julia throughout the country has impacted the road network. This situation is disrupting mail operations for the acceptance, processing, distribution and dispatch of international mail. As a result, delays should be expected for items destined to El Salvador until further notice.
United Kingdom: The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has called on its members who collect, sort and deliver parcels and letters to take further strike action. The CWU are required to provide Royal Mail with a minimum of 14 days’ formal notification before taking strike action and we have received this formal notification from the CWU for the following dates: Thursday 13 October 2022 Thursday 20 October 2022 Tuesday 25 October 2022 These three planned strikes affect members who collect, sort, distribute and deliver parcels and letters across the UK. Royal Mail has well-developed contingency plans, but we cannot fully replace the daily efforts of our frontline workforce. We’ll be doing what we can to keep services running, but we are sorry this planned strike action is likely to cause you some disruption. We have been able to recover services quickly after recent CWU strike action and we will continue to focus our efforts on working to get our services back to normal as soon as possible after any future strike action. Announcement of potential further strike action The CWU has also publicly announced further dates for strike action however Royal Mail has not received the required formal notification of these dates. The CWU has communicated they intend to take one day of national strike action on Monday 28 November and then a series of strikes which if they take place, would affect different parts of our operational and administrative network on different days. Potential strike action impacting parts of our operation on different days between 2 November – 2 December Network & National Distribution: 2, 8, 14, 23, 30 November Parcel and letter processing and distribution Royal Mail international parcel and letter services Collections (customer, Post Office, postbox) 3, 9, 15, 24 November & 1 December Parcel and letter deliveries 4, 10, 16, 25 November and 2 December We will provide further detailed information about our contingency plans, services affected and our advice to customers in the event we receive formal notification for any or all of these potential strike dates. On days when strike action is taking place: We will deliver as many Special Delivery and Tracked24 parcels as possible We will prioritize the delivery of COVID test kits and medical prescriptions wherever possible We will not be delivering letters (with the exception of Special Delivery) What you can do: Post your items as early as possible in advance of the strike dates Continue to post your items at Postboxes or Post Offices, however collections will be less frequent on days when strike action is taking place
Thailand Post has informed that Tropical Storm Noru hit Thailand on the 30th of September and created floods/blockages. As a result, delays should be expected for items destined to Thailand within the following postcode ranges until further notice: 10XXX, 11XXX, 12XXX, 13XXX, 15XXX, 16XXX, 24XXX, 25XXX, 26XXX, 30XXX, 31XXX, 32XXX, 33XXX, 34XXX, 35XXX, 36XXX, 40XXX, 42XXX, 44XXX, 45XXX, 50XXX, 60XXX, 65XXX,67XXX, 72XXX and 73XXX.
The post of the Cayman Islands has updated that no postal facilities suffered any structural damage from Hurricane Ian and as a result all postal operations have resumed.
Canada Post has informed that Hurricane Fiona has brought devastation to the Atlantic provinces of Canada. The hurricane has caused damage across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Authorities are still assessing the damage and the work needed to reopen roads and restore power. As a result, delays should be expected for items destined for the below postcodes until further notice: B2J, B2H, B4H, B2N, B0M, B0K, B0L, B0P 1T0, B0M 1E0, B0H 1X0, B0J 3B0, B0J 1A0, B0J 2A0, B0C 1G0, B0C 1H0, B1A 1A0, B1G 1A0, B1J 1B0, B1J 1B0, B1W 1A0, B1Y 1B0, B1Y 1E0, B1A 4X0, B0C 1K0, B0C 1L0, B2C 1A0, B1C 1A0, B1K 1A7, B0C 1N0, B1H 1A0, B1B 1A0, B1E 1A0, B0C 1R0, B1L 1A0, B1V 2L0, B1P 1T0, B1N 1L0, B1A 4X0, B1H 1Y0, B2A 3Y6, B1P 5Z0, E8T, C1A, C1B, C0A, C1N, C0B.
We have been notified that air transportation to Ascension Island & St Helena is greatly reduced. Unfortunately, given the location of the countries, there is no viable alternative which would arrive any earlier. Customers can continue to send mail but there will be significant delays in the delivery of all products. Please note that mail to the Falkland Island is not affected.The last flight closed on the 25th of August as planned. The next flight is to close on 4th October 22. The situation is likely to be ongoing until Airport/runway rebuilding work is complete.
New Zealand Post have updated that there are delivery delays of up to two working days in the Lower South Island. Winter illnesses/ COVID-related absences are delaying deliveries by up to 2 working days in the Waikato and Hawke’s Bay regions.
The post of the Cayman Islands has informed that the Government has issued a hurricane alert for Hurricane Hermine. All post offices in the Cayman Islands ceased operating on Friday 23rd of September 2022. As a result, delays should be expected for items destined for the Cayman Islands until further notice.
Aruba Post has informed that the postal workers union has called a strike, effective from the 26th of September 2022. As a result, delays should be expected for items destined for Aruba until further notice.
CWU members are taking strike action on 30 September and 1 October 2022. Royal Mail is doing what they can to keep services running, but customers should expect significant disruption. Royal Mail has well-developed contingency plans, but they cannot fully replace the daily efforts of its frontline workforce. will be doing what we can to keep services running, but customers should expect significant disruption.