Botswana – State of emergency

01 april, 2020

The designated operator of Botswana, Botswana Postal Services (BotswanaPost), would like to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that the President of Botswana has declared a state of emergency from 2 April 2020 until further notice to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). A lockdown of all the country’s services has been effected, except for essential services as defined by the regulations during this period.

In compliance with the lockdown, BotswanaPost is therefore suspending all international mail operations, including the acceptance and processing of all inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) for 28 days from 2 to 30 April 2020, or any other date announced by the government.

BotswanaPost thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding. It will update them via EmIS once the situation has returned to normal.