International Service Alerts

Circumstances which can influence the transit time of your international mail

Below you find an overview of the current international service alerts.

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Current events

Venezuela

Date:

15 August 2017
Expected delay:
Unknown
Country:
Venezuela
Reason for service alert:

We would like to inform you that it’s not possible to send any mail and parcels to Venezuela as the route has been closed off due to the political instability in the country. Currently, we are exploring alternative routes, but advise you not to send any items to Venezuela until further notice.

Should the situation change or if we have a suitable alternative, we will inform you accordingly.

Italy

Date:

13 August 2017
Expected delay:
22 July - 21 August
Country:
Italy
Reason for service alert:

We would like to inform you that the Italian postal unions expanded their strike actions. After the employees in Tuscany already went on strike from July 22 to August 20, the Emilia-Romagna region now follows and start a strike from August 1 to August 21. Therefore please expect possible delays in the processing and delivery of your mail and parcel shipments to and from Italy. Apologies for any inconvenience that may be caused by this strike and we thank you for your understanding.

Sudan

Date:

17 July 2017
Expected delay:
Solved
Country:
Sudan
Reason for service alert:

We would like to inform you that it’s currently not possible to send any mail and parcels to Sudan as the route has been closed off. Currently, we are exploring alternative routes, but advise you not to send any items to Sudan until further notice. Should there be any changes, or if we have a suitable alternative we will inform you.

New Zealand

Date:

12 July 2017
Expected delay:
Solved
Country:
New Zealand
Reason for service alert:

Severe winter conditions will have impact on the delivery of all mail and parcels on the South Island and Central/Lower parts of the North Island. Delays are to be expected. The situation is expected to return to normal at the end of this week. We will inform you when the situation changes.

Philippines

Date:

10 July 2017
Expected delay:
Solved
Country:
Philippines
Reason for service alert:

Due to an ongoing armed conflict in Marawi City, delays in the processing of mail and parcels to and from Marawi City can be expected. We will informed you when the situation improves.

Bulgaria

Date:

29 June 2017
Expected delay:
Solved
Country:
Bulgaria
Reason for service alert:

Since 25 June, Bulgarian Posts is experiencing IT-problems. Due to this, delays in the processing of inbound and outbound international items can be expected. We will inform you when the situation is back to normal.

Ukraine

Date:

29 June 2017
Expected delay:
Solved
Country:
Ukraine
Reason for service alert:

The international mail operations from Ukrposhta have returned to normal.

Multiple

Date:

28 June 2017
Expected delay:
Solved
Country:
Multiple
Reason for service alert:

The quickly spreading ransom-ware cyber attack is hitting companies in multiple sectors in countries across the world, including France, Russia, Spain, Ukraine and the United States. Until now, we have been informed that the following postal operators have been affected as per June 27, 2017: Russian Post, Ukrainian Post and express division of Deutsche Post in the Ukraine. This means that track & trace information for items to these destinations might be missing and that delays in local mail and parcel processing for items sent to Russia and the Ukraine are to be expected. It is not yet known whether other postal operators have been affected as well. As soon as we have additional information, we will provide you with an update.

Guatemala

Date:

24 April 2017
Expected delay:
Unknown
Country:
Guatemala
Reason for service alert:

Due to large backlogs following the closure of the Guatemalan postal agency in 2016, the company has again decided to shut down all postal import (including both letter mail and parcels). Items delivered to PostNL with destination Guatemala therefore temporarily cannot be delivered. It is unknown when the Guatemalan postal services will resume.

Somalia

Date:

24 April 2017
Expected delay:
Unknown
Country:
Somalia
Reason for service alert:

We would like the inform you that the route to Somalia is closed and no postal services are possible to that destination. We are working on alternative routes but for now we advise customers not to send items for Somalia until further notice.

Yemen

Date:

24 April 2017
Expected delay:
Unknown
Country:
Yemen
Reason for service alert:

We would like the inform you that the route to Yemen is closed and no postal services are possible to that destination. We are working on alternative routes but for now we advise customers not to send items for Yemen until further notice.