International service disruptions

  • Australia

    Australia Post advises that normal collection and delivery of all mail products is resuming following service disruption caused by heavy rain and flooding in North Queensland.

  • Chile

    Chile’s post advises that postal services are back to normal in Arica and Parinacota following disruptions due to heavy rain and flooding.

  • Italy

    Italy’s post advises extreme weather on Jan. 3-4 affected operations and delivery in southern regions of the country.

  • Jamaica

    Jamaica Post advises that it is currently unable to forward outbound dispatches, including those in transit, due to issues with scanning machines at the airport.

  • Philippines

    Super typhoon Mangkhut has affected the northern part of Luzon in the Philippines. Some roads are not passable due to landslides and floods, affecting processing and delivery. Delays are expected in the following postcodes: 2000-2001, 2003-2004, 2010, 2012-2026, 2400, 2410, 2413-2414, 2417-2418, 2420, 2423-2424, 2600, 2604-2606, 2610, 2714, 2810, 2814-2815, 2922, 3002-3003, 3011, 3015, 3019, 3106, 3108, 3110-3112, 3116, 3602-3609, 3800-3802 and 3806.

  • Spain

    Spain’s post advises all inbound and outbound operations on March 8 could be severely affected by a general strike called by trade unions marking International Women’s Day.

  • Syria

    The Postal Service has suspended mail service to Syria due to transportation issues.

    The suspension affects Express Mail International, Priority Mail International, First-Class Mail International, First-Class Package International Service, International Priority Airmail, International Surface Air Lift and M-Bag shipments.

    Mail addressed to Syria will be returned to sender. The Postal Service appreciates regrets any inconvenience due to this temporary service suspension.
  • Tonga

    Tonga Post advises postal operations are back to normal following disruptions due to a tropical cyclone.

  • Ukraine

    In January 2015, the Ukrainian postal operator (Ukrposhta) advised that delivery services have been suspended for international mail addressed to certain localities in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine (generally in the postal code ranges 83001-87650 and 91001-94870). The specific localities and postal codes where service is suspended are listed on Ukrposhta’s website:

    That web-site notes that international postal items to the above localities may be sent as Poste Restante (General Delivery) to post offices in localities that are controlled by Ukrainian government authorities, and provides instructions for addressing such items.

    Delivery services for international mail addressed to Crimea (postal codes in the range 95000–99999) are still suspended.

    The temporary suspension affects Priority Mail Express International®, Priority Mail International®, First-Class Mail International®, First-Class Package International Service™, International Priority Airmail™ (IPA®), International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®) and M-Bag items.

    For Global Express Guaranteed® Service

    Effective immediately, United States Postal Service (USPS) can no longer accept Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) shipments to certain cities in the Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions in Ukraine. View the list of cities to which GXG service is temporarily suspended.

  • Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe Posts advises there are impacts to postal operations in parts of the country following Cyclone Idai, which hit the country on March 15. The cyclone caused serious damage to bridges and roads in parts of Manicaland. Mail collection and delivery are affected in Chimanimani, Chipinge, Biriiri, Birchenough, Nyanga, Nyazura and Rusitu areas.

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