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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.
Austria, Poland 19 Jul Severe Weather Hits Austria and Poland: Heavy storms hit Austria and Poland over the weekend. Flooded and blocked streets in Austria, especially in Styria, thunderstorms and blocked roads in Poland, especialy in the village of Zawaly. Traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery in the affected areas possible.
Australia 20 Jul New South Wales: Resumption of Mail Deliveries in New South Wales: Due to improved weather conditions across New South Wales, Australia Post will recommence mail and parcel deliveries in the affected regions. However, customers are advised to expect minor delays due to the volume of items that need to be delivered.
Netherlands 20 Jul Resumption of Parcel Delivery at PostNL: With regard to the strike action by some independent delivery drivers last week, PostNL reports that all its independent drivers were back at work. PostNL has cleared away the backlog of undelivered parcels.
Belgium 21 Jul Belgian National Day - National Holiday
Indonesia 21 Jul Eid-al-Fitr Holiday - National Holiday
Israel 22 Jul Details about General Strike in Israel: If no agreements are achieved the Histadrut will declare a general strike including the public services such as the Israel Postal Company as well as Ben Gurion Airport workers in Tel Aviv. Air traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Egypt 23 Jul Revolution Day - National Holiday
United States 24 Jul Utah: Pioneer Day - Regional Holiday
Venezuela 24 Jul Simón Bolívar's Birthday - National Holiday
Costa Rica 25 Jul Annexation of Guanacaste - National Holiday
Ecuador 25 Jul Guayaquil: Guayaquil Day - Local Holiday
Spain 25 Jul Basque Country, Canary Islands, Castile-León, Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid, Navarre: St. James the Apostle - Regional Holiday
Tunisia 25 Jul Republic Day - National Holiday
Peru 28 Jul Independence Day - National Holiday
Spain 28 Jul Cantabria: Day of the Institutions - Regional Holiday
Peru 29 Jul Independence Day Holiday - National Holiday
Morocco 30 Jul Throne Day - National Holiday
Thailand 30 Jul Asarnha Bucha Day - National Holiday
Sri Lanka 31 Jul Esala Full Moon Poya Day - National Holiday
Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago 01 Aug Emancipation Day - National Holiday
South Korea 01 Aug New Postcode System in South Korea: Korea Post informs that as from August 01, the country’s current six-digit postcode system will be replaced with a five-digit system.
Switzerland 01 Aug National Day - National Holiday
Costa Rica 02 Aug Lady of Angel Day - National Holiday
Macedonia 02 Aug Republic Day - National Holiday
Australia 03 Aug New South Wales: Bank Holiday - Regional Holiday
Australia 03 Aug Northern Territory: Picnic Day - Regional Holiday
Canada 03 Aug Civic Holiday - National Holiday
El Salvador 03 Aug San Salvador: Celebrations of San Salvador - Local Holiday
Iceland 03 Aug Bank Holiday - National Holiday
Ireland 03 Aug August Bank Holiday - National Holiday
Macedonia 03 Aug Republic Day Holiday - National Holiday
The Bahamas 03 Aug Emancipation Day - National Holiday
United Kingdom 03 Aug Scotland: Summer Bank Holiday - Regional Holiday
Germany 5 to 6 Jul Rail and Air Traffic Disruptions in Parts of Germany: Rail traffic was severely affected by heavy thunderstorms. Train failures and delays in long-distance, regional and freight services must be expected. Flight operations at the Berlin airports of Tegel and Schönefeld have been temporarily suspended. Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Indonesia 5 to 6 Jul Jakarta: Flight Disruptions at Soekarno Hatta International Airport: A fire broke out at Soekarno Hatta International Airport. Garuda Indonesia Airline canceled 49 domestic flights as well as international flights to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. 100 flights were delayed. Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Germany 06 Jul End of Strike at Deutsche Post AG: Verdi and Deutsche Post have reached an agreement in their negotiations. Postal operations in most of the delivery districts will return to normal within a few days.
Venezuela 06 Jul Flooding in Three Venezuelan States: The Venezuelan states of Apure, Tachira and Barinas have been affected by severe flooding after heavy rainfall. In Apure, a state of emergency has been declared. Traffic disruptions and delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Malaysia 07 Jul Penang: George Town UNESCO World Heritage Day - Regional Holiday
Iran 08 Jul Martyrdom of Imam Ali - National Holiday
United Kingdom 08 Jul Strike Announcement by London Tube Drivers: London Underground drivers have announced to launch a 24-hour strike starting at 09:30 p.m. July 8. The strike action could lead to significant traffic disruptions, also on alternate transport.
Argentina 09 Jul Independence Day - National Holiday
Canada 09 Jul Nunavut: Nunavut Day - Regional Holiday
The Bahamas 10 Jul Independence Day - National Holiday
Belgium 11 Jul Flanders: Flemish Community Day - Regional Holiday
Malaysia 11 Jul Penang: Penang Governor's Birthday - Regional Holiday
Spain 11 to 12 Jul Strike Announcement of Spanish Air Traffic Controllers: Spanish air traffic controllers have announced to go on strike over four days in July, three hours each day. Air traffic disruptions possible.
United Kingdom 12 Jul Northern Ireland: Battle of the Boyne / Orangemen's Day - Regional Holiday
Montenegro 13 Jul Statehood Day - National Holiday
United Kingdom 13 Jul Northern Ireland: Battle of the Boyne / Orangemen's Day - Regional Holiday
France 14 Jul Bastille Day - National Holiday
Italy 14 Jul Air Traffic Related Strike Announcement in Italy: Several air traffic related strikes in Italy have been announced. Air traffic disruptions possible.
Montenegro 14 Jul Statehood Day Holiday - National Holiday
Bolivia 16 Jul La Paz: La Paz Day - Regional Holiday
Chile 16 Jul Lady of Carme Day - National Holiday
Indonesia 16 Jul Eid-al-Fitr Holiday - National Holiday
Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bosnia Herzegovina, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, Tunesia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates 17 Jul Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) - National Holiday
India 17 Jul Jammu/Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh: Jumat-ul-Wida - Regional Holiday
Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Trinidad Tobago, Tunesia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates 18 Jul Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) - National Holiday
Denmark 18 Jul Copenhagen: Strike Announcement at Ryanair Airline: Danish unions have announced a strike against Ryanair airline starting July 18 unless a collective agreement is negotiated with the airline before then.
India 18 Jul Rath Yatra - Regional Holiday
Uruguay 18 Jul Constitution Day - National Holiday
Bahrain, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates 19 Jul Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) - National Holiday
Azerbaijan, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates 20 Jul Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) - National Holiday
Colombia 20 Jul Independence Day - National Holiday
Japan 20 Jul Sea Day - National Holiday

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