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Global Mail Observer

The Global Mail Observer e-newsletter provides you bi-weekly with current and upcoming events that may affect the delivery of your mail and parcels around the world.
United Kingdom 26 Oct Scotland: Heavy rain caused flooding and travel disruption in parts of Scotland. Traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Australia 27 Oct Adelaide, Melbourne: Adelaide and Melbourne are recovering from severe electrical storms that swept across southern Australia. Torrential rain and lightning caused morning commuter chaos in Melbourne. Power surges disrupted train services while rain flooded roads. Melbourne Airport was forced to ground flights due to lightning strikes, but they have since resumed. Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Greece 27 Oct Athens: Athens was left knee-deep in water after torrential rain caused flooding in central and western parts of the city. The worst affected areas were Peristeri, Ilion, Perama, Menidi, Aegaleo, Aghioi Anargoiroi, Nikaia, Piraeus and Kamatero. Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Turkey 27 Oct Antalya: Heavy rain inundated the southern Turkish province of Antalya. The city of Manavgat was the worst affected by flash floods. The heavy rain also increased levels of the Manavgat river which overflowed in some areas, which could mean more prolonged flooding in the district. Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Cyprus 28 Oct Ochi Day - Public Holiday
Czech Republic 28 Oct Foundation Day - Public Holiday
Greece 28 Oct National Day - Public Holiday
India 29 Oct Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi - Regional Holiday
Morocco 29 Oct Announcement of General Strike in Morocco: A general strike has been planned, lasting 24 hours. Flight restrictions and delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Turkey 29 Oct Republic Day - Public Holiday
Portugal 30 Oct Strike Announcements by Portuguese Airline TAP: Airline TAP announced a one-day strike over alleged violations of their work contracts. TAP flights operated by PGA Portugália Airlines will not be affected. Flight cancellations and flight delays as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Chile 31 Oct Reformation Day - Public Holiday
Germany 31 Oct Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia: Reformation Day - Regional Holiday
Slovenia 31 Oct Reformation Day - Public Holiday
United States 31 Oct Nevada: Nevada Day - Regional Holiday
Austria 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Belgium 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Bosnia Herzegovina 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Chile 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Croatia 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Finland 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
France 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Germany 01 Nov Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland: All Saints' Day - Regional Holiday
Hungary 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Italy 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Liechtenstein 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Lithuania 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Luxembourg 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Peru 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Philippines 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Poland 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Portugal 01 Nov Strike Announcements by Portuguese Airline TAP: Airline TAP announced a one-day strike over alleged violations of their work contracts. TAP flights operated by PGA Portugália Airlines will not be affected. Flight cancellations and flight delays as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Slovakia 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Slovenia 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Spain 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Sweden 01 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Switzerland 01 Nov Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug: All Saints' Day - Regional Holiday
Bolivia 02 Nov All Souls' Day - Public Holiday
Brazil 02 Nov All Souls' Day - Public Holiday
Ecuador 02 Nov All Souls' Day - Public Holiday
El Salvador 02 Nov All Souls' Day - Public Holiday
Iran 02 Nov Tasu'a of Imam Hussain - Public Holiday
Uruguay 02 Nov All Souls' Day - Public Holiday
Australia 03 Nov Tasmania: Recreation Day - Regional Holiday
Bahrain 03 Nov Ashura - Public Holiday
Colombia 03 Nov All Saints' Day - Public Holiday
Ecuador 03 Nov Independence Day - Public Holiday
France 03 Nov New IMPC Code: The designated postal operator of France, La Poste, whishes to inform that from November 03, La Poste will use a new IMPC code FRROIB for a certain category of Priority mail.
Iran 03 Nov Ashura - Public Holiday
Japan 03 Nov Culture Day - Public Holiday
Pakistan 03 Nov Ashura - Public Holiday
Panama 03 Nov Independence Day - Public Holiday
Russia 03 Nov Unity Day Holiday - Public Holiday
Australia 04 Nov Victoria: Melbourne Cup Day - Regional Holiday
Bahrain 04 Nov Ashura Holiday - Public Holiday
Panama 04 Nov Flag Day - Public Holiday
Russia 04 Nov Unity Day - Public Holiday
United States 04 Nov 12 states: Election Day - Regional Holiday
India 06 Nov Guru Nanak Jayanti - Public Holiday
Morocco 06 Nov Green March Day - Public Holiday
Sri Lanka 06 Nov Il Full Moon Poya Day - Public Holiday
United States 06 Nov Delaware: Return Day - Regional Holiday
Azerbaijan 09 Nov State Flag Day - Public Holiday
Cambodia 09 Nov Independence Day - Public Holiday
Pakistan 09 Nov Alama Iqbal's Birthday - Public Holiday
Spain 09 Nov Madrid: Virgen de la Almudena - Regional Holiday
Panama 10 Nov Shout in Villa de los Santos - Public Holiday
United Kingdom 13 to 17 Oct Public Sector Union Strikes in UK: The union PCS informs about details on the public sector strikes in October: Unison and Unite members working in the NHS in England will strike on 13 October from 7 a.m to 11 a.m., Unite members in Northern Ireland from 11a.m. – 3.p.m.. The four-hour walkouts will be followed by 4 days of action short of a strike, from 14 - 17 October. A strike would possibly affect all ports of entry.
Germany 14 Oct Lufthansa Pilots and Train Drivers Threaten New Strike Actions: The pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit as well as the train engineer union GDL threaten new strike actions by their members. Strikes by Lufthansa pilots are expected to take place in the next few days. Both unions did not yet announce any dates.
India 14 Oct Andhra Pradesh, Orissa: Effects of Cyclone Hudhud: 400,000 people affected. The cyclone wrecked homes, uprooted trees and power lines, and blocked roads in the two states. Visakhapatnam's airport has been shut down. Traffic disruptions and possible delays in mail processing and delivery.
Israel 14 Oct Sukkot Holiday - Public Holiday
Italy, Switzerland 14 Oct Italy (Emilia-Romagna, Liguria, Piedmont), Switzerland (Ticino): Heavy rain caused several landslides in Switzerland. Floods and heavy rainfalls also in northern Italy. Traffic disruptions and possible delays in mail processing and delivery.
Mexico 14 Oct Guerrero: Protesters in Mexico have attacked the local government headquarters in the state of Guerrero. Protesters blocked several main roads in the city of Chilpancingo. Disruptions in public life and possible delays in mail processing and delivery.
United Kíngdom 14 to 15 Oct UK Border Force Industrial Action: Border Force informs that the PCS Union is holding a day of action, which may affect times when arriving into the UK. Please allow extra time to cross the UK Border, effective from 6 p.m. on Tuesday 14th to midnight Wednesday 15th.
India 15 Oct Manipur: Six major rebel groups in Manipur announced an 18-hour general strike in Manipur in protest against the ‘forceful merger’ of Manipur to Indian Union. The strike would be effective from October 14 midnight till 6 p.m. of October 15. Essential services like media, electricity, water supply, medical and those related with religious purposes would be exempted from the purview of the general strike. Traffic disruptions and possible delays in mail processing and delivery.
Israel 15 Oct Sukkot Holiday - Public Holiday
Tunisia 15 Oct Evacuation Day - Public Holiday
France 16 Oct General Strike in France: CGT has called a 24-hour general strike. Disruptions in public life and possible delays in mail processing and delivery.
Israel 16 Oct Simchat Torah - Public Holiday
United States 17 Oct Alaska: Alaska Day - Regional Holiday
Azerbaijan 18 Oct Independence Day - Public Holiday
United States 18 Oct Alaska: Alaska Day - Regional Holiday
India 22 Oct Diwali (Festival of Lights) - Regional Holiday
Sri Lanka 22 Oct Diwali (Festival of Lights) - Public Holiday
Hungary 23 Oct 1956 Revolution Memorial Day - Public Holiday
India 23 Oct Diwali (Festival of Lights) - Public Holiday
Kenya 23 Oct Diwali (Festival of Lights) - Public Holiday
Macedonia 23 Oct Day of the Macedonian Revolution - Public Holiday
Malaysia 23 Oct Diwali (Festival of Lights) - Public Holiday
Singapore 23 Oct Diwali (Festival of Lights) - Public Holiday
Thailand 23 Oct Chulalongkorn Day (Rama V Day) - Public Holiday
India 24 Oct Govardhan Puja - Regional Holiday
Jamaica 24 Oct National Heroes' Day - Public Holiday
Trinidad and Tobago 24 Oct Diwali (Festival of Lights) - Public Holiday
Bahrain 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
Cambodia 25 Oct King Nordom Sihamony's Coronation Day - Public Holiday
Egypt 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
India 25 Oct Bhai Duj - Regional Holiday
India 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
Indonesia 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
Iran 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
Jordan 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
Malaysia 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
Morocco 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
Tunisia 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
United Arab Emirates 25 Oct Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Public Holiday
Austria 26 Oct National Day - Public Holiday
Ireland 27 Oct October Bank Holiday - Public Holiday
Kenya 27 Oct Mashujaa Day - Public Holiday
New Zealand 27 Oct Labour Day - Public Holiday
 
 

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