Start date: 12 September 2021
End date: 14 September 2021
Incident: Typhoon

Shanghai Pudong Airport resumes operations after Typhoon Chanthu: operations have resumed at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) since September 14 and at Pudong Air Cargo Terminal (PACTL) after a 48-hour closure due to Typhoon Chanthu.

The cargo congestion has reportedly been exacerbated, and transit times currently face 3-5 days of delay.


Start date: 16 September 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: earthquake

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake that occurred near the city of Luzhou in Sichuan Province, China has caused damages in Sichuan Province.

More than 1,000 buildings were destroyed and further 3,000 damaged.

Impacts on postal services in the region should be expected.



Start date: 14 September 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: weather issues

Several regions in southern France have been hit by torrential rains and floods, with roadway disruptions and infrastructural damages reported in places like Nimes and Calvisson.

Further disruptions should be expected until the weather situation improves. 

New Caledonia

Start date: 7 September 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: coronavirus

The designated operator of New Caledonia, the Office of Posts and Telecommunications (OPT-NC), wishes to inform that the Government of New Caledonia has decided to impose strict lockdown measures, effective as of noon (local time) on 7 September 2021, in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

For the duration of the lockdown, movement will be restricted and transport services will be limited. This will affect the processing and delivery of inbound and outbound postal items.

For all letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring a signature on delivery, the addressee's signature will be replaced by that of the postman/woman or OPT-NC agent.

Sri Lanka

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

The designated operator of Sri Lanka, the Department of Posts, wishes to inform that, in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the Government of Sri Lanka has extended the national lockdown until 21 September 2021.

Therefore, the restrictions announced in previous alerts will continue to apply. Furthermore, the Department of Posts cannot guarantee compliance with quality of service standards and the quality link to remuneration for all mail categories.


United States

Start date: 9 September 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: storm

Tropical Storm Mindy hits Florida Panhandle: Tropical Storm Mindy made landfall on the island of St. Vincent in the Florida Panhandle.

The storm reportedly brough strong winds and heavy rainfall. Flash flood watches are in effect for parts of the Florida Panhandle and parts of south-central Georgia.


Start date: 16 March 2020
End date: 16 September 2021
Incident: coronavirus

The designated operator of Viet Nam, VNPost, wishes to inform that operations at the VNSGNB office of exchange have now been restored to normal.

The delivery of inbound items is still affected and VNPost is unable to guarantee compliance with delivery standards. The force majeure case already invoked will remain in effect until further notice.