Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Pretoria: Services from the South African Post Office (SAPO) will now be available in more countries.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the post office said the mail service has become available to and from more countries after the international lockdown restrictions were eased.

The post office has introduced an electronic customs declaration form on its website for quick and easy customs clearance of incoming and outgoing parcels. The form is under “tools” on the website www.postoffice.co.za. 

“It is illegal to send or receive live animals or plants, medication, or illegal substances in the mail. Some countries do not allow the importing of any plant or animal products.

“International transport connections are not running optimally owing to reduced flights, and therefore the delivery time for international items is longer than normal.” the post office said.

Post office services will be available in the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Eswatini
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Germany (surface mail only – ships, no air connection)
  • India
  • Ireland (Northern)
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Lesotho
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Ukraine
  • United States of America
  • Wales