Christmas surface mail - latest dates of posting 2013

2013.09.19

The latest dates of posting for surface mail (letters, cards, packets and parcels) intended for delivery before Christmas Day are shown below. While the dates are provisional, they are worked out based on the requirements of overseas postal administrations. These dates are subject to availability of shipping services and may be altered at short notice. The public are advised to post earlier than the dates shown.

 
DestinationLatest posting date
Asia and Middle East
Bahrain October 31
Bangladesh November 9
Brunei Darussalam November 14
China, Mainland December 7
India November 21
Indonesia November 18
Iran November 11
Israel October 31
Japan November 27
Jordan October 31
Korea, South November 18
Lao PDR November 23
Macau December 12
Malaysia December 3
Myanmar November 14
Nepal November 21
Oman November 11
Pakistan November 14
Philippines November 19
Saudi Arabia November 2
Singapore November 25
Sri Lanka November 14
Taiwan November 28
Thailand November 23
United Arab Emirates November 9
Vietnam November 20
Yemen October 12
Other countries in Asia and Middle East November 9
America (North, Central and South) and the Caribbean
Argentina October 28
Brazil November 6
Canada October 19
Chile October 12
Costa Rica November 4
Cuba October 16
Ecuador October 12
Guatemala October 12
Guyana October 12
Mexico October 29
Panama October 12
Peru October 12
USA October 19
Uruguay October 12
Venezuela October 12
The Caribbean:
Bahamas
Jamaica
Netherlands Antilles
and Aruba Trinidad and Tobago
 
October 12
October 12
October 12
October 12
Other countries in America and the Caribbean October 12
Europe
Austria October 12
Belgium October 30
Cyprus November 2
Denmark November 4
Estonia October 12
Finland October 21
France October 31
Germany October 10
Gibraltar October 19
Greece October 23
Iceland October 12
Ireland October 16
Italy October 28
Latvia October 12
Lithuania October 12
Malta October 30
Montenegro October 12
Netherlands October 12
Norway October 28
Poland October 26
Portugal October 24
Russia October 12
Serbia October 12
Spain October 17
Sweden October 31
Switzerland October 12
Turkey October 22
United Kingdom October 25
Other countries in Europe October 12
Oceania
Australia October 23
Fiji October 29
French Polynesia October 29
Nauru Islands October 30
New Caledonia October 29
New Zealand November 14
Papua New Guinea October 30
Solomon Islands October 30
Other countries in Oceania October 29
Africa
Botswana October 5
Congo (Dem. Rep. of the) October 25
Cote d'Ivoire October 11
Egypt November 7
Gambia October 17
Ghana October 12
Kenya October 12
Lesotho October 5
Liberia October 12
Madagascar October 12
Malawi October 12
Mauritius November 7
Morocco October 12
Mozambique October 5
Nigeria October 12
Reunion November 5
Seychelles October 12
Sierra Leone October 12
South Africa October 30
Sudan October 26
Swaziland October 5
Tanzania October 12
Uganda October 12
Zambia October 12
Zimbabwe October 5
Other countries in Africa October 12
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