Last posting dates for Christmas 2018

28 September 2018

With some economy deadlines already gone it's never too early to start preparing for Christmas.

International Christmas post deadlines:

International Economy, previously Surface Mail

Friday September 28: Australia, New Zealand and all other non-European destinations (apart from Middle East, South Africa, USA, Canada and Far East)

Saturday September 29: Far and Middle East (except Hong Kong and Singapore)

Saturday October 13: Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, USA

Saturday November 3: Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey

Saturday November 17: Western Europe

International Standard (previously Airmail) and all International Tracking and Signature Services (previously Airsure and International Signed For)

Tuesday December 4: Middle East, Africa

Friday December 7: Asia, Cyprus, Eastern Europe (not including Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia) and Far East

Saturday December 8: Caribbean, Central and South America

Monday December 10: Australia, Greece, New Zealand, Turkey

Friday December 14: Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, Canada and USA

Saturday December 15: Finland, Sweden

Monday December 17: Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia and Switzerland

Tuesday December 18: Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

International Standard HM Forces Mail – British Forces Post Office (BFPO)

Monday November 26: Operational HM Forces

Friday December 14: Static HM Forces

Domestic Christmas post deadlines

Tuesday December 18: 2nd Class and Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For

Thursday December 20: 1st Class, Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For and Royal Mail Tracked 48

Friday December 21: Royal Mail Tracked 24

Saturday December 22: Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed

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