Service Updates & Upcoming Public Holidays – w/c 19th October

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.  Ongoing (issue start date: 23/06/15 – updated 19/10/15)

There are delays again at the Eurotunnel between the UK and France. Delays in delivery of mail to and from the UK is to be expected. Ongoing (issue start date: 20/10/15)

Australia – It has been reported by The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection that a number of strike days are due to take place in several airports across Australia between 21st – 30th of September.  It is possible that this strike action may have an effect on mail delivery services over the next few days. Resolved (issue start date: 21/09/15)

Belgium – Due to national demonstration on Wednesday, 7th October. Unions are planning action on access roads to both passenger and cargo sides to Belgium & Liege airports. There will delays in the pick up and drop off of mail from these airports. Resolved (issue start date: 07/10/15)

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)

France – Unionised Air France workers have announced a nationwide strike. The extent of participation is still unclear. Delays to mail processing and delivery is to be expected. Ongoing (issue start date: 05/10/15)

France – Following a storm in the Mediterranean Region of France and particularly the west of the Maritime Alps there is currently no road access to the area. This has resulted in delays mail delivery services. Resolved (issue start date: 09/10/15)

Italy – Due to heave rain in northern Italy, the following areas have been affected by landslides. Emilia-Romagna province of Piacenza, Liguria region and its port city of Genoa and the Veneto region. Disruptions and delays in mail processing and delivery expected. Resolved (issue start date: 21/09/15)

Italy – Italian airport workers are due to go on strike Thursday 8th October from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Flight delays and cancellations are expected which may effect the transit of mail to Italy. Resolved (issue start date: 08/10/15)

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)

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

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

USA – Approximately 450 flights have been grounded in the USA due to a technical glitch. This may have an impact on postal deliveries. Resolved (issue start date: 11/10/15)

Tunisia – Tunis-Carthage International Airport is closed due to repair works. Delays to mail is to be expected. Ongoing (issue start date: 14/10/15)

Turkey – Following the terrorist attack in Ankara on Saturday morning, several unions in Turkey have announced a 2 day strike from October 12th. All political parties, workers and trade organisations will join the strike. Delays to mail delivery are expected. Resolved (issue start date: 12/10/15)

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

Upcoming Public Holidays

October 1st – Botswana, China, Cyprus
October 2nd – Australia (regional)
October 3rd – India (regional), China, India (regional)
October 4th – Italy (regional)
October 5th – Australia (regional), China, Israel, Mozambique
October 6th – China, Egypt
October 7th – China
October 8th – Croatia, Peru
October 9th – Ecuador, Malaysia (regional), South Korea, Spain (regional), Taiwan, Uganda
October 10th – Taiwan
October 11th – Cambodia, Macedonia
October 12th – Bahamas, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada (regional), India (regional), Japan, Macedonia, Spain, USA
October 13th – Cambodia, India (regional)
October 14th – Ukraine, Various (Awal Muharram)
October 15th – Cambodia, Various (Awal Muharram), Various (Hijri New Year)
October 17th – Estonia
October 19th – Azerbaijan, Jamaica
October 20th – India (regional), Kenya
October 21st – Honduras, Hong Kong, India (regional)
October 22nd – Bahrain, India (regional)
October 23rd – Cambodia, Hungary, India (regional), Libya, Macedonia, New Zealand (regional), Thailand
October 24th – India (regional), Malaysia (regional), Zambia
October 26th – Austria, India (regional), Ireland, New Zealand
October 27th – India (regional), Sri Lanka
October 28th – Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece
October 29th- Cambodia, Turkey
October 31st – Germany (regional), Pakistan (regional), Various (Reformation Day, Halloween, All Saints Day)
November 1st – Algeria, India (regional), Various (All Saints Day)
November 2nd – Colombia, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand (regional), Spain (regional)
November 3rd – Australia (regional), Ecuador, Italy (regional), Japan, Panama
November 4th – Russia
November 5th – Panama
November 6th – Morocco
November 7th- Belarus
November 9th – Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Pakistan, Spain (regional)


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