Cotonou - Post Report Question and Answers

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

We use the DPO. Local mail is not adequate. Many people have friends carry things on flights or buy space in people's suitcases to Paris. - Feb 2020

DPO available but a little slow. - Aug 2018

Through USG. - Jan 2017

My husband's company sent snail mail by DHL weekly. - Jun 2015

USG diplomatic pouch. It's slow, so don't plan on getting anything quickly (2-4 weeks). Mail access for the general public is generally dreadful and expensive; UPS and DHL operate here, but they can be prohibitively expensive. - Aug 2014

Through the embassy. Pouch takes 2-3 weeks. DPO is apparently coming soon, but it's not available yet. - May 2013

Local mail does work actually, but I've only used it once. - Mar 2013

I use the diplomatic pouch. - Dec 2011

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