Start date: 25 August 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: suspended service

The designated operator of Afghanistan, Afghan Post, would like to inform that, owing to the current situation at Kabul International Airport, it has suspended all domestic and international postal services until further notice.



Start date: 25 August 2021
End date: 27 August 20214
Incident: Temporary closure of Sydney office of exchange

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, informs that, for reasons relating to COVID-19, the Sydney office of exchange has been closed for up to 48 hours for deep cleaning to ensure the safety of the staff and others.

This closure have had a direct impact on the processing, delivery and handover of all inbound mail items received in Sydney during this period.


French Polynesia

Start date: 23 August 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: coronavirus

The designated operator of French Polynesia, OPT PF – FARE RATA, wishes to inform that a lockdown has been declared in French Polynesia, effective from 23 August 2021 for a period of two weeks, in response to the rapid spread of the Delta variant.

As a consequence, the processing and delivery of all incoming mail will be severely disrupted. In the first instance, the retention periods for letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items will be extended and, if necessary, OPT PF – FARE RATA will propose alternative solutions with regard to delivery.



Start date: 13 August 2021
End date: 23 August 2021
Incident: customs operations

The designated operator of Greece, Hellenic Post has been experiencing technical issues with the interface between its own system and the customs system since Friday, 13 August 2021,

The issue have been resolved and the situation is back to normal as of 23 August 2021.



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 31 August 2021.

This will effect 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: 18 August 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: internet connectivity problems

The designated operator of Lebanon, LibanPost, wishes to inform that it is currently experiencing nationwide Internet connectivity problems owing to the deteriorating social, financial and economic situation within the country.

As a result, LibanPost is unable to guarantee on-time data transmission, timely operations and a prompt response via its customer care systems, which, in turn, will have an impact on quality of service.



Start date: 4 August 2021
End date: 18 August 2021
Incident: coronavirus

The designated operator of Macao, China, Macao Post, informs that delivery services have resumed with effect from 18 August 2021.


New Zealand

Start date: 17 August 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: coronavirus

The designated operator of New Zealand, New Zealand Post would like to inform that, with effect from 23.59 (local time) on 17 August 2021, the Government of New Zealand has raised the COVID-19 alert level to 4 (the highest level) owing to community cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

The alert level will be reviewed after three days for all areas except Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula, which is likely to remain at level 4 for an initial period of seven days.

Implementation of this alert level will affect New Zealand Post’s operational performance. This will significantly affect processing and delivery capacity and thus service performance.


South Africa

Start date: 26 August 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: EDI disruptions 

The designated operator of South Africa, South African Post Office (SAPO), asks us to inform that it is experiencing some disruptions in electronic data interchange (EDI) transmissions. SAPO’s IT department is working to resolve the matter.


Sri Lanka

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

The designated operator of Sri Lanka, the Department of Posts, wishes to inform that the Government of Sri Lanka has announced a national lockdown effective from 21 to 30 August 2021.

Therefore, the restrictions announced earlier will continue to apply. The processing and delivery of all inbound mail and the transportation of outbound mail will be heavily impacted by the current situation.


United States

Start date: 21 August 2021
End date: unknown
Incident: flooding

Heavy rains cause flooding in Tennessee: it has been reported that rainfalls have caused major flooding across parts of the US state of Tennessee on August 21 and 22. Many roads have been inundated and some continue to be blocked by debris. Transport disruptions should be anticipated as repairs and clean-up efforts are underway.