Last Christmas posting dates


Make sure everyone has a very merry Christmas, and get your presents and cards off in time.


Last recommended posting date Service
Tuesday 18 December Second Class
Thursday 20 December First Class
Saturday 22 December Special DeliveryTM

International Surface Mail

Last recommended posting date Destination
Friday 28 September Non-European destinations except Middle East, South Africa, Far East, USA and Canada
Tuesday 02 October Middle and Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore)
Tuesday 16 October South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA and Canada
Tuesday 06 November Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland
Tuesday 20 November Western Europe

International Airmail

Last recommended posting date Destination
Wednesday 05 December Asia, Far East (including Japan), Australia, New Zealand
Friday 07 December South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa and Middle East
Monday 10 December Eastern Europe, USA and Canada
Wednesday 12 December Western Europe

British Forces Post Office (BFPO)

Last recommended posting date Destination
Friday 30 November Airmail to Operational BFPOs
Friday 14 December Airmail to Static BFPOs