Malabo - Post Report Question and Answers

How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

Diplomatic pouch. There is DHL, but fees are exorbitant! Local postal facilities are unreliable. - Apr 2021

Trough diplomatic pouch twice a month. - Apr 2021

You can have delivery of or send packages through DHL, but I understand that it's very pricey.  As a diplomatic post, we don't use the local post office, which is often unreliable and not standardized. - Jul 2020

Pouch takes 2-3 weeks and is delivered once a week. Local postal facilities are not adequate to send mail but post cards can be purchased there. - Aug 2017

Pouch. Usually takes 3 weeks to arrive in country. Sending mail is more difficult. There is an outgoing pouch about once a monnth, but it is usually easier and faster to just find someone leaving the island to take your mail. - Sep 2014

The local postal service does work, though even locals are skeptical about whether to trust it. Embassy staff use the pouch exclusively. - Jun 2012

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