Global Report

Country Updates

low impact

France - 23-Jan

Areas of northern France are likely to experience delays due to heavy snowfall which has caused traffic disruptions.  Deliveries going from Calais to the UK may also be affected.

Spain - 23-Jan

Northern Spain is experiencing flooding due to snowmelt and heavy rain causing issues to road traffic.  Amber warnings are in effect for Navarre, including Bilbao, Leon, Oviedo, Gijon and Santander.

Brunei - 9-Jan

An airline embargo is in effect for Brunei resulting in mail and parcel delivery delays.  There is currently no indication as to when the embargo will end.

medium impact

Canada - 28-Jan

A winter storm causing heavy snow, high winds, and extreme cold is impacting road traffic across Ontario and Quebec.

Russia - 23-Jan

Parcel and letter capacity has been reduced due to aircraft downsizing by the carrier.  Delays are expected through the end of the week when an alternative route commences.

Antigua & Barbuda - 28-Jan

The postal strike is now over, but delays may still occur this week until backlogs are cleared, including transit mail to Dominica & Monserrat.

high impact

Euro Tunnel - 23-Jan

There continues to be increased cross channel traffic causing delays of an extra 24 hours.  Potentially affected countries are: France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Poland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

Restricted Service Updates


20-Feb 2018:  Correos y Telégrafos is in its final phase to hire additional staff to help clear an ongoing backlog. As a result, international letter-post, parcel-post and EMS services (inbound/outbound) will continue to be disrupted for at least another 4 months. Correos y Telégrafos has asked the designated operators of other countries to hold back any mail destined for Guatemala until further notice.

11-Apr 2017:  The USPS has temporarily suspended mail services to Guatemala until further notice. This will impact the following USPS services; PMEI, PMI, FCMI, FCPIS, IPA, and ISAL. For already deposited items, USPS will endorse them “Mail Service Suspended – Return to Sender” and then place them in the mail stream for return.


2-Nov 2017: Due to political developments in northern Iraq, the government has issued an embargo on flights into the region. It is expected that no deliveries will be possible until the situation is resolved.


12-Jun 2017: Services to Doha are embargoed until further notice.

UAE, Bahrain

6-Jun 2017: According to reports, in accordance with the declaration issued by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are cutting ties with Qatar, the provision of postal services with that member country has, until further notice, been suspended.


Due to civil unrest in Libya, all mail services have been suspended until further notice.


Due to the current exceptional transportation circumstances in the Syrian Arab Republic, all mail and parcel deliveries have been suspended until further notice.


Due to current situations in the Yemen region, all mail services have been suspended until further notice.


The Ukrainian post office, Ukrposhta, has suspended all mail services to Crimea (postcodes 95000-98999), Sevastopol (postcodes 99000-99999), Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast regions until further notice.


Due to the unstable general safety in Somalia, there are no mail services available.