Incident bulletin 1st December 2017

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This week’s bulletin contains updates about: Greece, Indonesia, French Polynesia and Brazil.




Start date:  10th July
Update:      29th November

Hellenic Post – ELTA has provided updates on the delays in the handling of inbound postal dispatches and delivery of items following the implementation of new customs procedures on 10 July 2017.  The situation has returned to normal except for letter post items, where there is still a backlog for inbound mail, owing to customs delays. In cooperation with Hellenic Post, customs authorities have taken steps to speed up the process as the situation continues to improve. Hellenic Post does not expect great improvements during the Christmas peak period.


Start date:   27th November
End date:     unknown

Pos Indonesia has advised that there may be delays in the processing of inbound and outbound mail to and from Bali, Lombok and Mataram, particularly areas with postal codes in the range of 80000 to 83999. Bali’s Denpasar International Airport has been closed due to volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Agung.

French Polynesia

Start date:   28th November
End date:     unknown

Office des postes et télécommunications de la Polynésie has advised that the transportation of mail by Air France from Metropolitan France to French Polynesia is experiencing significant disruptions as a result of the strike by Air France staff in French Polynesia. Service delays are expected.


Start date:   29th November
End date:    1st December

Please be advised that Brazil has announced another customs strike as of Tuesday 29 November 2017 until Thursday 30 November 2017. Clearance delays are to be expected. Normal services are expected to resume Friday 1 December 2017.
















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