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Christmas Last Posting Dates

  • Check the recommended last post dates for UK and overseas
  • Add reminders to your online calendar

 

Recommended last post dates 2016

Royal Mail have published their recommended domestic and international last posting dates for Christmas 2016. You can use our tool to easily create reminders for Christmas and important events.

Or if you prefer, check the Christmas posting dates in the table below:

 

Last Posting Dates

Destination

HM Forces mail - (BFPO)

Monday 28th November Airmail to Operational BFPOs
Monday 12th December Airmail to Static BFPOs

International Standard (airmail) and International tracking signature services

Saturday 3rd December Africa, Middle East
Wednesday 7th December Cyprus, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Eastern Europe
Thursday 8th December Caribbean, Central and South America
Saturday 10th December Greece, Australia, New Zealand
Wednesday 14th December Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
Thursday 15th December Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
Friday 16th December Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Saturday 17th December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

UK Service

Tuesday 20th December UK 2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For
Wednesday 21st December UK 1st Class and 1st Class Signed For
Thursday 22nd December Special Delivery Guaranteed*
Friday 23rd December Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed

Royal Mail Tracked

Wednesday 21st December Royal Mail Tracked 48
Thursday 22nd December Royal Mail Tracked 24 

Recommended last post dates 2016

This page will be updated in October 2016 when Royal Mail publish their recommended domestic and international last posting dates for Christmas 2016. Meanwhile you can use this tool to easily create reminders for important events.

Or if you prefer, check the Christmas posting dates in the table below:

 

Last Posting Dates

Destination

HM Forces mail - (BFPO)

Monday 28th November Airmail to Operational BFPOs
Monday 12th December Airmail to Static BFPOs

International Standard (airmail) and International tracking signature services

Saturday 3rd December Africa, Middle East
Wednesday 7th December Cyprus, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Thursday 8th December Caribbean, Central and South America
Saturday 10th December Greece, Australia, New Zealand
Wednesday 14th December Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
Thursday 15th December Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
Friday 16th December Austria, Denmark,  Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal,  Slovakia, Spain,  Switzerland
Saturday 17th December Belgium, France,  Ireland,  Luxembourg

UK Service

Tuesday 20th December UK 2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For
Wednesday 21st December UK 1st Class and 1st Class Signed For
Thursday 22nd December Special Delivery Guaranteed*
Friday 23rd December Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed

Royal Mail Tracked

Wednesday 21st December Royal Mail Tracked 48
Thursday 22nd December Royal Mail Tracked 24