Service Updates & Upcoming Public Holidays – w/c 4th January

Here you will find the latest global service updates and a list of upcoming worldwide public holidays. This is updated throughout the week with latest information available.

Service Updates

GENERAL: The situation at Calais and the Channel Tunnel have improved and over the last week transport services have been returning to normal. However, there is a possibility that further strike action and/or security issues may cause further delays going forward. We will advise accordingly if and when new events arise.

Delays are still expected on the crossing from France to UK, which would have a knock on effect on the availability of outward bound transport. There is no end date for this as the situation is continuing indefinitely. Ongoing (issue start date: 23/06/15 – updated 10/12/15)

Australia – Australia Post have advised that flooding in the Newcastle and Hunter Valley region on New South Wales has prevented the collection and delivery of mail to the area since 6th January. Ongoing (issue start date: 06/01/16)

Channel Islands – Due to bad weather in the English channel, there are delays to services to the Channel islands. This will also have an impact on deliveries from the Islands to mainland UK. Ongoing (issue start date: 04/01/16)

China – Due to heavy smog in Beijing leading to widespread traffic restrictions about half the cars in Beijing will be banned from the Road. The delivery of mail will be affected. Ongoing (issue start date: 08/11/14)

China – High volumes of mail arriving in Shanghai and Guangzhou are resulting in backlogs and capacity issues for China Post. Delays to mail services are likely. Ongoing (issue start date: 03/11/14)

Egypt – Due to the suspension of flights from the UK to Egypt, delays to mail is to be expected. Ongoing (issue start date: 04/11/15)

France – Delays are expected in the Strasbourg area due the annual Christmas market. There are a number of security restrictions in place in the City Centre. Delays are expected until after Christmas. Ongoing (issue start date: 27/11/15)

Italy – Poste Italiane have advised that there may be delays expected for all outbound items due to an outage of IT systems. Ongoing (issue start date: 30/12/15)

India – Heavy rain and flooding in the state of Tamil Nadu has caused disruption to all mail services in Chennai, Pudcherry and the surrounding areas in India. Delays have been occurring since 30th November and due to the severity of the flooding, it is not yet known how long mail services will be disrupted for. Ongoing (issue start date: 30/11/15)

Libya – All mail services to Libya are currently suspended. Ongoing (issue start date: 16/07/14)

Nepal – An earthquake, approximately 50 miles north west of Kathmandu, has caused severe damage in northern Nepal. Severe disruption to mail services nationwide is to be expected.

UPDATE: All mail services in Nepal have been officially suspended and Kathmandu Airport is now closed to all commercial cargo due to the humanitarian relief effort in the region. Ongoing (issue start date: 27/04/15 – updated 30/04/15)

Netherlands – Since Tuesday 5th January, PostNL have been dealing with extreme weather conditions in the north of the country. Delays to mail delivery is to be expected. Ongoing (issue start sate: 06/01/16)

Portugal – Lisbon Metro drivers have announced strikes from the 9th to the 14th December. This may have an impact on mail delivery in the area. Resolved (issue start date: 09/12/15)

Somalia – All mail services to Somalia are currently suspended. Ongoing (issue start date: 30/11/91)

Spain – Due to IT problems on Thursday 3rd December, Correos has reported delays in the delivery of letters and parcels, extending into Friday 4th December. Resolved (issue start date: 03/12/15)

Ukraine – Delivery of mail for the Crimea and Sevastopol (postal codes 95000 – 99999) regions remains suspended. Ongoing (issue start date: 18/03/14)

Yemen – All mail services to Yemen have now been suspended. Ongoing (issue start date: 27/03/15)

Upcoming Public Holidays

November 24th – Cambodia
November 25th – Bosnia (regional), Cambodia, India (regional), Sri Lanka
November 26th – Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan (regional), USA
November 27th – Argentina, Malaysia (regional), Turks & Caicos, USA (regional)
November 28th – Albania, Panama
November 29th- Albania
November 30th – Barbados, New Zealand (regional), Philippines, Romania, UK (regional)
December 1st – Kazakhstan, Romania
December 2nd – UAE
December 3rd – Spain (regional), UAE (public sector)
December 4th – Ghana
December 6th – Ecuador (regional), Finland, India (regional), Italy (regional), Spain
December 7th – Argentina, Italy (regional), Spain (regional), Thailand
December 8th – Macedonia, Panama, Various (Immaculate Conception Day)
December 9th – Indonesia
December 10th –
Cambodia, Thailand
December 11th – Malaysia (regional)
December 12th – Kenya, Mexico
December 13th – Malta
December 16th – Bahrain, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, South africa
December 17th – Bahrain, Kazakhstan
December 18th – Qatar
December 20th – Macao
December 22nd – Macao, Zimbabwe
December 23rd – Japan, Various (Maulud Nabi)
December 24th – Denmark, Libya, Sri Lanka, Various
December 25th – Pakistan, Various (Christmas Day)
December 26th – Brunei, India (regional), Slovenia, Spain (regional), Various (Boxing Day & St. Stephens Day)
December 28th – Various (Boxing Day & St. Stephens Day)
December 30th – Philippines
December 31st – Azerbaijan, Latvia, Switzerland (regional), Thailand
January 1st – Czech Republic, Slovakia, Various (New Year’s Day)
January 2nd – Canada (regional), Philippines, Switzerland (regional)
January 4th – Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Russia, Various (New Year Holiday)
January 5th – India (regional), Russia
January 6th – Iraq, Lebanon, Russia, Various (Epiphany & Orthodox Christmas Eve)
January 7th – Cambodia, Various (Orthodox Christmas Day)
January 8th – Various (Orthodox Christmas Holiday)
January 9th – Panama

 

 

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