Last Christmas posting dates 2019

It’s that time of the year again where the cold starts to creep in, and the Christmas shopping commences. For anyone who is planning to send their Christmas mail to friends and family, you’ll need to know when your last chance to post them is. Luckily for the late shoppers, you’ll have until the 23rd of December to post in the UK. For international posters, your options start to restrict after October 5th.

Your last chance to post within the UK

18th December

  • 2nd Class
  • Royal Mail Signed For 2nd Class

20th December

  • 1st Class
  • Royal Mail Signed For 1st Class
  • Royal Mail Tracked 48

21st December

  • Royal Mail Tracked 24

23rd December

  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed

International posting dates in time for Christmas

International economy

Saturday 5th October

  • Australia, Middle and the Far East (excluding Hong Kong and Singapore), New Zealand and all other non-European locations (excluding Canada, South Africa, USA).

Saturday 12th October

  • Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, USA

Saturday 2 November

  • Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey

Saturday 16 November

  • Western Europe

Royal Mail International Standard & International Tracking Signature Services

Monday 9th December

  • Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and the Middle East

Tuesday 10th December

  • Cyprus, Malta

Wednesday 11th December

  • Eastern Europe (excluding the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday 12th December

  • Australia, Greece, New Zealand and Turkey

Saturday 14th December

  • Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA

Monday 16th December

  • Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

Wednesday 18 December

  • Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
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Christmas posting dates: HM Forces

Monday 25th November

  • Airmail to Operational HM Forces

Friday 13th December

  • Airmail to Static HM Forces

Alternative mail carriers for your Christmas post

It’s no surprise that UK weather is unpredictable and whilst we all secretly hope for a white Christmas, please be aware this would affect delivery estimates.

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Allan Chester
October 3, 2019
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