Botswana – Continued airport closures

08 September, 2020


The designated operator of Botswana, Botswana Postal Services (BotswanaPost), would like to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that the receipt and dispatch of inbound and outbound mail still cannot be guaranteed, owing to continued airport closures.

BotswanaPost has established an alternative solution whereby inbound and outbound mail can be routed through South African Post Office, with transport by road to and from O.R. Tambo International Airport twice per week. Designated operators can therefore send mail to Botswana on cargo flights to O.R. Tambo International Airport via South African Post Office.

BotswanaPost accepts inbound mail received via the above-mentioned system, and will carry out deliveries in accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines mandated by the government. However, owing to limited staff capacity as a result of measures such as social distancing, BotswanaPost is still unable to guarantee delivery standards. The force majeure situation previously announced therefore continues to apply until further notice.

BotswanaPost thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding.