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The South African Post Office has confirmed that mail can now be sent to and from other countries again.

With Covid-19 restrictions implemented worldwide, post services were halted. In a statement on Tuesday, the Post Office confirmed that a list consisting of 37 countries are once again connected to South Africa.

The traditional way of sending letters and parcels is often referred to as snail mail, and now that term will become even more applicable.

With the number of flights per day reduced significantly, and other logistical issues directly linked to the pandemic, the delivery of mail will most probably take even longer than usual.

"International transport connections are not running optimally owing to reduced flights, and therefore the delivery time for international items is longer than normal," said the Post Office.

While local postal services were also affected, international mail services suffered the most during the last year.

Postal services have been between patchy and non-existent in some parts of the world for well over a year, with transport at times simply not available.

Links, where postal services have been re-established, include the USA, Austria, the UK, Japan, Lesotho, Singapore, the UAE and Denmark.

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