last updated: 16/5/2018
Islamic Countries - Holy Month of Ramadan
The Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan will take place from Tuesday 15th May to Thursday 14th June, subject to the moon sighting.
During this period many countries in the Middle East and North Africa will amend their business hours. In addition, most government offices and commercial and financial companies will operate varied and reduced hours.
A service impact must be expected due to the reduced working time of both authorities and customers.
Nicaragua - Service Issues
There is civil unrest in Nicaragua in protest against the government's decision to increase the Social Security tax and reduce retirement funds. Main roads have been closed, causing service delays.
Iraq - Service Issues
Following various customs clearance issues at Baghdad Airport, until further notice all courier shipments will be forwarded to Erbil Airport, Kurdistan, for customs clearance. They will then be trucked to Baghdad. Delays may occur.
Brazil - Service Issues
There is currently a strike by Brazilian customs authority workers. All import volume is affected, with a 48 hour clearance delay. It is not known how long the strike will last.
Algeria - Service Issues
There has been a temporary ban on exports of non-documents from Algeria, which will hopefully resume shortly.
last updated: 23/3/2016
Please note that with immediate effect Virgin Atlantic are placing an embargo on all shipments that have originated from, or transited through:
The embargo also remains in place for shipments that have originated from, or transited through: