Italy: Update 30th December
Poste Italiane informs that there may be delays expected for all outbound items (letters, parcels, EMS and EPG). This is due to an outage of IT systems impacting overnight operations.
Japan: Update 30th December
Effective immediately and until further notice, Japan Post will not be accepting international postal items containing small vehicles powered by lithium batteries (hover boards, gyro boards). The reason for this policy change is the possibility that such vehicles use lithium batteries that do not meet the conditions of the Letter Post and Parcel Post Regulations.
Uruguay: Update 22nd December
The industrial action that was taking place by Uruguayan Association of Postal Workers (AFPU) is now over. The processing of inward international mail has returned to normal (parcels, EMS, LC/AO items in general and small packets) and items can be forwarded to Uruguay.