AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Australia Post is experiencing a severe backlog in the processing of inbound mail due to large incoming volumes. Capacity issues on flights to Auckland have also resulted in significant delays to mail to New Zealand.
Thailand Post reports that mail operations and deliveries have now returned to normal.
A number of areas in the Philippines have suffered damage as a result of tropical depression Sendong (international codename: Washi) between December 15th and 18th.
According to the Philippine National Disaster Coordinating Council, some roads and bridges in the above areas are impassable or barely passable for vehicles, or are open only intermittently.
The following municipalities and cities were affected:
Agusan del Sur Talacogon
Bukidnon Baungon, Libona, Malitbog, Valencia City
Capiz Panitan, Sigma
Compostela Valley Compostela, Monkayo, Montevista, Nabunturan, New Bataan
Davao del Norte Asuncion (Saug)
Lanao del Norte Iligan
Lanao del Sur Karai
Misamis Occidental Clarin, Ozamis City
Misamis Oriental Cagayan de Oro City, El Salvador, Kinoguitan, Lugait,
Negros Oriental Amlan (Ayuquitan), Bacong, Dumaguete, Mabinay, Pamplona
San Jose, Siaton, Sibulan, Tanjay, Valencia (Luzurriaga)
Surigao del Sur Bislig, Hinatuan, Lingig, Tagbina
Zamboanga del Norte Dipolog City, Polanco
The transport of all classes of inbound international mails may be rerouted or temporarily discontinued until the main network of roads in these areas has reopened. Delays in deliveries to the above areas are expected until the situation returns to normal.
Kenyan postal workers began industrial action on December 16th. This may cause delays in the delivery of inbound and outbound mail.