Start date: 2 August 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: coronavirus

Operator announces restrictions on outbound mail: CorreosChile indicated on August 2 that it is currently unable to send outbound mail to several airports due to an increase in COVID-19 infections. The affected airports are as follows: Argentina (BUE), Australia (SYD), Bolivia (LPB), Brazil (RIO), Ecuador (GYE and UIO), Falkland Islands, Nicaragua (MGA), Paraguay (ASU), Uruguay (MVD).

All inbound services are reportedly functioning as normal.



Start date: 27 March 2020
End date: ongoing
Incident: coronavirus

The designated operator of Jamaica, Jamaica Post, wishes to inform that the Government of Jamaica has extended the national curfew until 10 August 2021.

Revised working shifts/hours will continue to apply across the entire postal network, affecting sorting operations, mail delivery and the dispatch of mail vans, as well as the timely provision of EDI messaging updates and responses to online customer inquiries.

The force majeure situation previously announced continues to apply, with an impact on quality of service for all types of mail, including inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items.



Start date: 4 August 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: coronavirus

COVID-19 measures impact operations: Macao Post indicated on August 4 that the Macao Special Administrative Region has entered a state of immediate prevention amid an increased risk of a local COVID-19 outbreak. The measures take effect from 15:30 local time on August 3 and have caused disruptions to the delivery of post items due to certain districts being under lockdown and surrounding roads being blocked.



Start date: 21 July 2021
End date: 30 July 2021
Incident: coronavirus

The designated operator of Rwanda, the National Postal Corporation (Iposita), would like to inform that, in order to reinforce the measures aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19, the Rwandan Government has decided to extend the lockdown declared in the capital, Kigali, and in eight other districts (Burera, Gicumbi, Kamonyi, Musanze, Nyagatare, Rubavu, Rwamagana and Rutsiro), until 31 July 2021. A travel ban is in place between Kigali and other provinces, as well as between other districts. This decision will remain in force until 31 July 2021, and in certain areas until 10 August 2021.

Iposita's operational performance in Kigali and the other affected districts will be severely impacted by these measures, since they limit its processing and delivery resources and affect its capacity in terms of volume and quality of service.



Start date: 31 July 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: flooding

Heavy rains in Taiwan since July 31 have caused floods and triggered numerous landslides and mudflows. Particularly affected are central and southern Taiwan, where significant damages were recorded on August 1. According to weather forecasts, rains weaken on August 2, however, continued disruptions due to flooded or damaged infrastructure should be anticipated.