From USPS Headquarters:

Dear Customer,

I would like to inform you of issues in Brazil which have resulted in delays over the last several weeks for mailings to that country.  Following reports of delays from several customers, our office contacted Brazil Post to request details on the situation  and an estimate on when it can be expected to be resolved. 

In the response received yesterday, Brazil Post informed us the delays are the result of significant increases in inbound volumes which were 56% higher in December 2019 over the same period in 2018.  They explained “This unexpected high volumes associated with some technical transmission issues have generated an impact on the treatment and information exchange of some items. However, due to some contingency actions implemented by our operational area, the forecast for the complete regularization of these issues is the second half of February.”

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as additional information is received.

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that a severe weather event, resulting in bushfires in regional areas of Australia, is impacting the collection and delivery of all mail products to postcode areas 2250-2263; 2323-2430; 2440; 2443; 2446; 2469; 2471; 2500-2653; 2721-2730; 2753-2795; 2848; 2900-2914; 3700-3741; 3865; 3909; 4570; 4650; 4670; 4674; 4676; 5115-5117; 5220-5223; 5232-5253; 5271-5275; 6030; 6037; 6041; 6442; 6335-6338; 6725-6770.

There will also be an impact on mail flows into and out of Australia, owing to issues transporting mail to and from the specified areas.

Australia Post thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding and will inform them via EmIS once the situation has returned to normal.

The designated operator of France, La Poste, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that the national strike affecting many sectors in France is now due to continue until Wednesday, 11 December 2019.

La Poste thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding; it will inform them via EmIS once normal services have resumed.

 

UPDATE 12/16/19:

The designated operator of France, La Poste, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that the national strike affecting many sectors in France is ongoing. The end date is not known at present.

La Poste thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding; it will inform them via EmIS once normal services have resumed.

The designated operator of Israel, Israel Postal Company, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, due to the security situation, there have been interruptions and delays in the distribution and collection of mail (letter post, parcels and EMS) in the south of Israel since Saturday, 4 May 2019.

Israel Postal Company thanks all member countries and their designated operators for their understanding. It will update them via EmIS once the situation has returned to normal.

From: UPU.EmIS                                                     
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2019 8:55 AM
Subject: Switzerland – Partial disruption of postal services
Importance: High

The designated operator of Switzerland, Swiss Post, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that heavy snowfall is affecting delivery in the Alpine region of the Canton of Graubünden, in the eastern part of Switzerland. Closed roads and strong avalanche warnings are making it difficult or even impossible to deliver postal items in postcode areas 72xx, 73xx, 75xx, 76xx and 77xx. It is currently not possible to predict when normal postal operations will resume as the snowfall is expected to continue over the next few days.

Swiss Post thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding. It will inform them via EmIS once the situation has returned to normal.

 

Update 1/18/19:  Further to EmIS 7/2019, the designated operator of Switzerland, Swiss Post, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that the weather in the eastern part of Switzerland has stabilized. Postal operations resumed on Thursday, 17 January 2019, with the exception of a few homes that remain isolated.

Swiss Post thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding.