Royal Mail announces latest Christmas post days for countries around the globe.
Date published: 03 December 2019
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Royal Mail today announced its latest recommended international posting dates for overseas destinations to ensure mail arrives in time for Christmas 2019.
The first international recommended posting date is for mail to Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central & South America, the Far East, and the Middle East, which should be sent by Monday 9 December.
Those wanting to send cards or gifts to Cyprus and Malta, they should post no later than Tuesday 10 December.
For Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia) cards and gifts should be sent no later than Wednesday 11 December.
Those wishing to send festive greetings to friends and family in Australia, New Zealand, Greece or Turkey, will need to make sure everything is good to go by Thursday 12 December.
Letters and parcels to Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Finland, Sweden and the USA should be posted no later than Saturday 14 December to arrive in time for Christmas.
Festive greetings being sent to Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland, will need to be in the mail by Monday 16 December.
Season’s Greetings going to Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg should be posted by Wednesday 18 December.
The last posting dates apply to both standard international services and those which have tracking and signature.
All latest recommended posting dates are detailed below:
Last Posting Date Destinations
Monday 9 December
Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central & South America, Far and the Middle East
Tuesday 10 December
Wednesday 11 December
Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)
Thursday 12 December
Australia, New Zealand, Greece or Turkey
Saturday 14 December
Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Finland, Sweden, USA
Monday 16 December
Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Wednesday 18 December
Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
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