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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.
Australia 10 to 18 Nov G20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane: Due to the G20 Leaders’ Summit on 15-16 November, the following adjustments have been made to ensure minimal postal disruptions: Street Posting Boxes: A number of street posting boxes will be closed across the Brisbane CBD area from 10-18 November. 10-13 November: Australia Post will deliver mail to the best of their ability. There may however be delays due to temporary restrictions around the restricted zones. 14-15 November: Post Offices in the Brisbane CBD will be closed. Articles for delivery within the declared zones will be delivered the next business day. 17 November: Australia Post will be operating and delivering as normal on this day, however as restrictions around the declared zones slowly return to normal it may still result in delays.
Mexico 10 Nov Protesters Besiege Acapulco's Airport: Demonstrators blocked the airport in the port city of Acapulco. They paralyzed operations for around three hours on Monday, several airlines had to postpone their flights. Flight delays as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
United States 10 Nov Minnesota: Flight Cancellations at Minneapolis-St. Paul Int. Airport: A big snowstorm has caused more than 150 flight cancellations at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) and a number of crashes statewide. Flight cancellations and delays as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Austria 11 Nov Burgenland: Saint Martin - Regional Holiday
Belgium 11 Nov Armistice Day - Public Holiday
Canada 11 Nov all except Ontario, Québec: Remembrance Day - Regional Holiday
Canada 11 Nov Postal Disruptions in Canada due to Remembrance Day: Canada Post will not be operating on November 11 to observe Remembrance Day. Exception: Mail by customers in Greater Toronto Area who are currently receiving pick-up services from Maritime Ontario will be picked up on November 11.
France 11 Nov Armistice Day - Public Holiday
Italy 11 Nov Italy Again Threatened by Severe Weather: Italy is preparing for another week of severe weather, especially in parts of Northern Italy. The highest warning level is in effect in the port city of Genoa as well as in entire Liguria. Delays in mail processing and delivery in the affected areas possible.
Macedonia 11 Nov Armistice Day - Public Holiday
Poland 11 Nov Independence Day - Public Holiday
Serbia 11 Nov Armistice Day - Public Holiday
United States 11 Nov Veterans' Day - Public Holiday
Azerbaijan 12 Nov Constitution Day - Public Holiday
Italy 14 Nov Announcement of Transportation Strikes in Italy: Italian government has announced the following transportation strikes: • ENAV air traffic controllers, 13:00 - 17:00 • Alitalia personnel, 12:00 - 16.00 • Easyjet flight attendants, 24 hours • Techno Sky personel, 08:00 - 12:00 • Marconi airport workers, 10:00 - 18:00 • trains, 00:01 - 21:00 • planes, 24 hours • local transportation and ferries for 24 hours, with different starting times depending on the specific location Flight cancellations and delays, traffic disruptions, and delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Austria 15 Nov Lower Austria, Vienna: Saint Leopold - Regional Holiday
Brazil 15 Nov Republic Proclamation Day - Public Holiday
Azerbaijan 17 Nov National Revival Day - Public Holiday
Colombia 17 Nov Independence Day - Public Holiday
Czech Republic 17 Nov Freedom and Democracy Day - Public Holiday
Mexico 17 Nov Revolution Day Holiday - Public Holiday
Pakistan 17 Nov Bank Holiday - Public Holiday
Slovakia 17 Nov Freedom and Democracy Day - Public Holiday
Latvia 18 Nov Independence Day - Public Holiday
Morocco 18 Nov Independence Day - Public Holiday
Germany 19 Nov Saxony: Repentance Day - Regional Holiday
Mexico 20 Nov Revolution Day - Public Holiday
Bosnia Herzegovina 21 Nov Republika Srpska: Dayton Agreement Day - Regional Holiday
Japan 23 Nov Labour Thanksgiving Day - Public Holiday
Argentina 24 Nov Day of National Sovereignty - Public Holiday
Belgium 24 Nov Antwerp, Liège, Limburg, Luxembourg: The three major unions in Belgium, ACV, ABVV and ACLBV, have announced a general strike for Monday, 15 December in order to protest against the coalition agreement and the austerity plans of the Belgian government. Before the general strike there will be further walkouts at the level of various Belgian provinces already starting in November. Disruptions in public life and delays in mail processing and delivery in the affected areas possible.
India 24 Nov Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom Day - Regional Holiday
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