Do you have any Christmas cards or gifts to send to your loved ones who live in other countries? Do you intend to send cards, letters, or packages internationally? Here’s how to make sure your overseas mail makes it to its intended destination this holiday season.
Seen on eparenting.co.uk first. Here are the suggested last posting dates for Christmas 2021 so that you can ensure that all of your letters, cards, and gifts arrive on time.
United Kingdom Last Posting Dates
2nd Class Friday 17 December
1st Class Monday 20 December
Royal Mail Tracked 24® Tuesday 21 December
Special Delivery Guaranteed Wednesday 22 December
International Mail From The UK Last Posting Dates
Wednesday 8 December Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East
Thurdsday 9 December Cyprus, Malta
Friday 10 December Australia, Greece, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia), New Zealand and Turkey
Saturday 11 December Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
Wednesday 15 December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Friday 17 December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
Royal Mail International Economy Last Posting Dates
This is what used to be known as Surface Mail.
Monday 4 October All non-European destinations (except South Africa, Canada, Middle and Far East, USA)
Monday 11 October Middle and Far East, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa
Monday 01 November Canada, Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey, USA
Monday 15 November Western Europe
International HM Forces Mail (BFPO) Last Posting Dates
Monday 29 November: Airmail to Operational HM Forces
Monday 6 December: Airmail to Static HM Forces