Last Posting Dates UK 2021

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

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