Service Updates & Upcoming Public Holidays – w/c 30th March

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

Australia – Communication issues at Australia Post occurred on 22/03/15 – 23/03/15. These problems were rectified on the 23/03/15 but slight delays to mail processing may occur. Resolved (issue start date: 22/03/15)

Canada & USA – A number of factors have resulted in delays to mail processing at JFK, New York, these are: A change of Ground Handling Services for one of the airlines has caused a build up of mail. Continuing severe weather conditions along with a significant increase in mail volumes from China ahead of the Chinese New Year, has resulted in delays of at least 24 hours.

UPDATE: The weather surrounding JFK, New York, has not improved but USPS is continuing to work on resolving remaining mail handover issues with the new ground-handling company.
Throughout the period, the JFK mail hub has been accepting and processing all the mail it receives and USPS continues to deliver mail to all areas despite the bad weather impacting on normal services. USPS continue to work on processing the inbound mail volumes as quickly as possible. . Ongoing (issue start date: 02/02/15 – updated 23/03/15)

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)

Chile – Due to flooding in northern Chile, mail services will be delayed in the following areas for the next few days: Antofagasta, Tocopilla, Copiapó, Caldera, Tierra Amarilla, Chañaral, Diego de Almagro, Vallenar, Alto del Carmen, Freirina and Huasco. Ongoing (issue start date: 25/03/15)

Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania – Mail despatches to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are currently experiencing minor delays due to airline availability issues. As a result we anticipate a delay to mail services of an extra day due to the reduced flight availability. Ongoing (issue start date: 19/02/15)

Norway – Due to heavy snow in Oslo, delays are expected to all mail services in the area. Ongoing (issue start date: 25/03/15)

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

Vanuatu – Tropical cyclone Pam has caused disruption to mail services in Vanuatu.  Ongoing (issue start date: 13/03/15)

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

Upcoming Public Holidays

March 23rd – Argentina, Azerbaijan, Colombia, India (regional), Kazakhstan, New Zealand (regional), Pakistan
March 24th –
Argentina, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan
March 25th –
Greece, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia (regional)
March 26th – Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, El Salvador
March 27th –
Azerbaijan, Nigeria (regional)
March 31st – Malta
April 1st – Cyprus, India (regional)
April 2nd –
Argentina, India (regional)
April 3rd –

April 4th – 
Israel, Taiwan, Various (Holy Saturday)
April 5th –
India, (regional), Various (Easter Sunday)
April 6th – South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Various (Easter Monday)
April 7th – Hong Kong, New Zealand (regional)
April 9th –
Philippines, Switzerland (regional)
April 10th –
Greece, Israel
April 11th –
Various (Orthodox Holy Saturday)
April 12th –
Various (Orthodox Holy Sunday)
April 13th –
India (regional), Sri Lanka, Thailand, Various (Orthodox Easter Monday)
April 14th – 
Bangladesh, Cambodia, India (regional), Sri Lanka, Thailand
April 15th –
Cambodia, India (regional), Malaysia (regional), Thailand
April 16th – 
Cambodia, USA (regional)
April 19th – 
Uruguay, Venezuela
April 20th – 
Belarus, India (regional), Switzerland (regional)
April 21st – 
Belarus, Brazil
April 23rd – 
Iceland, Israel, Spain (regional), Turkey


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