Christmas surface mail - latest dates of posting 2014

2014.09.18

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 November 5
Bangladesh November 8
Brunei Darussalam November 15
China, Mainland December 8
India November 24
Indonesia November 17
Iran November 15
Israel November 1
Japan November 22
Jordan November 1
Korea, South November 13
Lao PDR November 24
Macau December 1
Malaysia November 29
Myanmar November 15
Nepal November 24
Oman November 15
Philippines October 29
Saudi Arabia November 3
Singapore November 26
Sri Lanka November 15
Taiwan November 27
Thailand November 24
United Arab Emirates November 6
Vietnam November 17
Yemen October 11
Other countries in Asia and Middle East November 10
America (North, Central and South) and the Caribbean
Argentina October 25
Brazil November 6
Canada October 21
Chile October 11
Costa Rica November 1
Cuba October 15
Ecuador October 11
Guatemala October 11
Guyana October 11
Mexico October 28
Panama October 11
Peru October 11
USA October 18
Uruguay October 11
Venezuela October 11
The Caribbean:
Bahamas
Jamaica
Netherlands Antilles
and Aruba Trinidad and Tobago
 
October 11
October 11
October 11
October 11
Other countries in America and the Caribbean October 11
Europe
Austria October 11
Belgium October 29
Cyprus November 5
Denmark November 3
Estonia October 11
Finland October 18
France October 30
Germany October 11
Gibraltar October 21
Greece October 22
Iceland October 11
Ireland October 15
Italy October 25
Latvia October 11
Lithuania October 11
Malta November 4
Montenegro October 11
Netherlands October 11
Norway November 1
Poland October 27
Portugal October 25
Russia October 11
Serbia October 11
Spain October 21
Sweden November 3
Switzerland October 11
Turkey October 22
United Kingdom October 25
Other countries in Europe October 11
Oceania
Australia October 22
Fiji October 23
French Polynesia October 30
Nauru Islands October 29
New Caledonia October 30
New Zealand November 18
Papua New Guinea October 29
Solomon Islands October 29
Other countries in Oceania October 30
Africa
Botswana October 9
Congo (Dem. Rep. of the) October 25
Cote d'Ivoire October 11
Egypt November 10
Gambia October 18
Ghana October 11
Kenya October 11
Lesotho October 9
Liberia October 11
Madagascar October 11
Malawi October 11
Mauritius November 3
Morocco October 11
Mozambique October 9
Nigeria October 11
Reunion November 8
Seychelles October 11
Sierra Leone October 11
South Africa November 3
Sudan October 25
Swaziland October 9
Tanzania October 11
Uganda October 11
Zambia October 11
Zimbabwe October 9
Other countries in Africa October 11
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