Thailand: Flooding Impacts

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: State of Emergency Lifted

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

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: Heavy Rainfall Creates Delays

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: Aditional Strikes Scheduled

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 is 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 the 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: Tropical Storm Noru

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.

Cayman Islands: Hurrican Ian Updates

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

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.

Ascension Islands & St Helena

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: Two Day Delay Expected

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.

Cayman Islands: Hurrican Alert

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: Postal Union Strike

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.

United Kingdom: Delays Expected

CWU members are taking strike action on 30 September and 1 October 2022. Royal Mail is doing what it 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.

New Zealand: National Public Holiday

On Monday 26th of September 2022, all parts of New Zealand will observe the day as a National Public Holiday to commemorate the life of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. As a result, delays in the delivery of items destined for New Zealand should be expected during this time.

Cook Island

On Friday 30th of September 2022, Cook Island will observe the day as a National Public Holiday to commemorate the life of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. As a result, delays in the delivery of items destined for Cook Island should be expected during this time.

Bermuda, Canada, UK

On Monday 19th of September 2022, Bermuda, Canada & UK will observe the day as a National Public Holiday to commemorate the life of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. As a result, delays in the delivery of items destined for Bermuda, Canada & UK should be expected during this time.

Australia: National Public Holiday Observed

On Thursday 22nd of September 2022, all parts of Australia will observe the day as a National Public Holiday to commemorate the life of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. As a result, delays in the delivery of items destined for Australia should be expected during this time.

Thailand: State of Emergency Extended

Thailand Post has updated that the state of emergency in Thailand has been extended to at least the 30th September 2022. The Post still has to comply with restrictions and safety guidelines which may impact the processing and delivery of international items. As result, Thailand Post is unable to comply with the agreed standards until further notice.

Sri Lanka: Post Returns to Normal

Sri Lankan Post has updated that postal operations in Sri Lanka have returned to normal with effect from 12th September 2022.

Honduras

Honduran Post has updated that Coronavirus restrictions are no longer in place and the post is operating as normal.

Pakistan

Pakistan Post has informed that certain areas of the country are currently affected by flooding. As a result, there may be disruption to mail operations and delays to the delivery of postal items.

Indonesia

Indonesian Post has updated that the state of emergency with regard to COVID-19 has been lifted. As a result, the processing of items has returned to normal from 1 September 2022.

China: Operational Delays

Items destined for China are still experiencing delays due to ongoing operational delays within China. As a result, China post is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed delivery standards and delays should be expected for items destined for China.

New Caledonia

New Caledonian Post has updated that it is no longer experiencing transportation difficulties and that the situation has returned to normal with effect from 17 August 2022.

United Kingdom: Uniton Strike

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has called on its members who collect, sort and deliver parcels and letters to take strike action on 26 and 31 August and the 8 and 9 September 2022. We’re sorry this strike action is likely to cause customers some disruption. We’ll do everything we can to minimize disruption and get our services back to normal. Royal Mail has well-developed contingency plans, but they cannot fully replace the daily efforts of its frontline workforce. We’ll be working keep services running, but you should expect significant disruption on strike days. Please post items as early as possible in advance of the strike dates. Items posted the day before, during, or in the days after any strike will be subject to delay. On strike days, we’ll deliver as many Special Delivery and Tracked 24 parcels as possible and prioritize COVID test kits and medical prescription items. We will not be delivering letters, except for Special Delivery letter items. Delivery Offices and Customer Service Points will be closed, please do not try to collect from or drop off items on strike day dates. Post Offices will be open on strike days, except Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August when the CWU has also called a strike. This will mean a small number of Post Office branches may be closed. Collections from Post Offices will be limited during strike days, and customers should expect delays.