The St Helena Post Office would like to advise their customers that they have not received any official report from the Authorities in South Africa as to the reasons for the delays in receiving post from and via South Africa.
The Post Office would also like to inform customers that the Ascension Island Post Office does not have any authority to open or break any seals on post bags dispatched from the UK for St Helena. However, there could be missent mail included in either the Ascension or St Helena post bags which is then sorted and forwarded on.
The following are approximate postal times:
POST VIA SOUTH AFRICA
Surface mail to the UK, including other destinations takes approximately 13-15 weeks.
Airmail to the UK including other destinations takes approximately 4-5 weeks.
POST VIA ASCENSION ISLAND
Airmail to the UK including other destinations takes approximately 3 weeks.
It should be noted that these times are from the date of departure of the RMS St Helena from St Helena Island.
20 February 2015