The South African Post Office (Sapo) has hereby suspended all mail services to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus following ongoing tensions between the countries.
The sudden suspension of mail services is apparently in response to the conflict in the affected areas. It hasn’t been made clear when services will be back on. Spokesperson Johan Kruger told TimesLIVE that services will be accessible only for customers that desire to send airmail to 33 countries and surface mail to 51 countries.
“Customers who send items to other countries must make sure they do not send anything that is not allowed in the mail, which includes arms, ammunition, explosives, liquids or items that could break and leak. No plant or animal material may be sent to other countries. For more information, please visit the website of the postal administration in the receiving country,” Kruger said.
Kruger explained that the suspension did not affect every country. Other countries that can still access airmail would include France, Germany and Greece. For road transport, Sapo is efficient with parcel deliveries to Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia and a host of others. For sea transport, the service also delivers to countries that include Brazil, China and Denmark.