The South African Post Office (Sapo) has revised the list of countries to which their mailing service is available.
The changes have been made in response to stricter lockdown rules introduced in some countries as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe.
“This means that transport connections to and from the affected countries are no longer available,” according to a statement released yesterday.
These are the 25 countries where postal services are currently available:
- Czech Republic
- Great Britain
- Hong Kong
- United Arab Emirates
- United States of America
Sapo has advised customers not to mail items to countries that are not on the list.
“If, however, an article has been posted to a country where the mail service is not available, it will be kept safely and dispatched immediately once transport connections become available,” it said.
However, in view of the current reliability – or lack thereof - of South Africa’s postal service, does it really matter which countries are on the list?