Last Christmas posting dates 2018

Worried when your last posting dates for Christmas are? Don’t worry, mail delivery companies have listened to the heartache of late Christmas organisers and you can now deliver up to as late as the 23rd when sending within the UK. For international posters, your options start to restrict after the 4th of December.

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

22nd December

  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed

International posting dates in time for Christmas

Royal Mail International Standard & International Tracking Signature Services

4th December

  • Africa & Middle East

7th December

  • Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East & Eastern Europe (excluding Poland, Czech Republic & Slovakia)

8th December

  • Caribbean, Central & South America

10th December

  • Greece, Turkey, Australia & New Zealand

14th December

  • Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland & USA

15th December

  • Finland & Sweden

17th December

  • Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Noway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain & Switzerland

18th December

  • Belgium, France, Ireland & Luxembourg

Save money with our Shop & Ship service

Royal Mail International Economy

28th September

  • Australia, New Zealand & non-European destinations (except Middle East, South Africa, Far East, USA and Canada)

29th September

  • Middle and Far East (except Hong Kong & Singapore)

13th October

  • South Africa, Hong Kong, USA and Canada.

3rd November

  • Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta, Iceland and Singapore.

17th November

  • Western Europe

Christmas posting dates: HM Forces

26 November

  • Operational HM Forces

14 December

  • 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.


Allan Chester
October 24, 2018
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