Saturday, February 3, 2018

Česká pošta

Česká pošta, Czech Post, became a state-owned enterprise on 1 January 1993 when Czech Republic became an independent country.  There are over 3800 post offices around the country.

In Czechia, mail is delivered Monday through Friday.  Mail is only delivered; outgoing mail is not picked up.  If you want to post a letter then you need to go put it in a mailbox or go to the post office.

Most post offices here are open from 8 AM to 6 PM, Monday to Friday.  On Saturdays, many are open from 8 AM to Noon.  Most are closed on Sundays and definitely closed on public holidays.

We're lucky here in Brno because the main post office is open from 6 AM to 12 AM, Monday to Sunday.  I've actually mailed packages before at the post office at 9 PM on a Sunday.  That would never happen in the USA.

Plus the Brno post office has a Paternoster lift.  Very cool!

On 1 February, new pricing went in to effect.  Ordinary letters weighing up to 50 grams will now cost 19 Kč.  Registered letters up to 50 grams will now cost 44 Kč.

Domestic letters weighing up to 1 Kg will cost 33 Kč.  Registered letters up to 1 Kg will now cost 66 Kč.  Insured letters will now cost 49 Kč.

The cost for mailing packages will change too.  There will be fewer weight categories.  The number of weight categories between 2 Kg and 50 Kg will now has seven instead of 23 price points.  In a few cases, some will be cheaper.

I'm pretty sure that the new cost for sending an international post card will be 35 Kč ($1,69).

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