Service Updates & Upcoming Public Holidays – w/c 9th November

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 26/10/15)

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 – updated 26/10/15)

Australia – The Australian Border Force have advised Australia Post that industrial action by its staff will be taking place in the inbound Australian offices of exchange from Wednesday 4th November, during peak processing times for inbound mail. Australia Post are expecting delays to mail processing for the next week. Resolved (issue start date: 05/11/15)

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)

El Salvador – The designated operator for El Salvador, Correos El Salvador, has advised that unions representing the staff of the Ministry of the Interior and Territorial Development have called an indefinite strike. This will affect the collection and delivery of mail until further notice. Resolved (issue start date: 06/11/15)

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)

Finland – The Finish Postal workers union have announced a strike, due to take place between 19th – 26th November. Due to the planned strike action, there will be delays in processing and delivery of mail and parcels. Ongoing (issue start date: 19/11/15)

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 – Wednesday the 11th November is a Bank Holiday in France. There will be a 24 hour delay in mail processing on this day. Ongoing (issue start date: 11/11/15)

Germany – The German post office Deutsche Post have advised that there are a number of planned airline strikes happening over the next few days on routes between France & Germany. Whilst alternative transport is being used on these routes, small delays are to be expected. Ongoing (issue start date: 09/11/15)

Greece – Hellenic Post have advised that the Confederation of the Greek workers and the Association of the Civil Servants have announced a 24-hour strike on Thursday the 12th November. The strike will affect both domestic and international delivery of mail. Ongoing (issue start date: 12/11/15)


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

Malaysia – The designated postal operator for Malaysia have advised us that due to a landslide triggered by heavy rain near Bukit Tinggi, postal delivery in the Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu regions are being affected. Ongoing (issue start date: 12/11/15)

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)

Peru – Postal workers in Peru have called an indefinite strike from Wednesday 11th November. Processing of incoming international mail will be affected. The designated operator of Peru expects to resolve this situation as soon as possible. Ongoing (issue start date: 11/11/15)

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

South Africa – Approximately 1,000 South African postal workers in the Johanessburg area are due to go on strike. Mail delivery to the area will be affected. Ongoing (issue start date: 27/10/15)

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

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)
November 10th – India (Regional), Panama, Various (Diwali)
November 11th – India (regional), Malaysia (regional), Poland, USA
November 12th – India (regional), Malaysia (regional)
November 13th – New Zealand (regional)
November 15th – Austria (regional), Belgium (regional), Brazil
November 16th- Colombia, Mexico
November 17th – Czech Republic, Philippines (regional), Slovakia
November 18th – Germany (regional), Latvia, Malaysia (regional), Morocco, Oman, Philippines (regional)
November 19th – Oman, Philippines (regional)
November 20th – Brazil, Philippines (regional)
November 21st – Bosnia (regional), Ukraine
November 22nd – Lebanon


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