Post Office relaunches airmail to US and Australia

The South African Post Office (SAPO) has relaunched a regular Air Mail service to the US and Australia.

The postal service said the move comes after air freight connections to these countries became available again.

SAPO previously offered a once-off opportunity to send mail in Australia in October 2021. Demand was so high, it loaded 1.4 tonnes of mail on the plane.

The Post Office’s air, road, and sea transport mailing services are now available in 42 countries.

SAPO said its surface mail offering is the most cost-effective option to send packages overseas.

It claims it takes an average of 10 workdays to deliver a parcel after arrival in the destination country.

For faster deliveries, SAPO also provides the Expedited Mail Service, which claims to deliver items within 24 hours of arrival in the destination country.

SAPO’s complete postal pricing list can be viewed on its website.

The table below shows where SAPO offers airmail and postage transported by sea or road.

SAPO International delivery services
Air Mail Road Transport Sea Transport
  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Czech Rep.
  • Denmark
  • England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Maldives
  • Netherlands
  • Oman
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • UK (United Kingdom)
  • Ukraine
  • USA
  • Botswana
  • Eswatini
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Argentina
  • Ascension
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Czech Rep.
  • Denmark
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Netherlands
  • Oman
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Helena
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Tristan da Cunha
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • USA

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