Hongkong Post holiday arrangements for Christmas


Hongkong Post announced today (November 25) that the latest date of posting Christmas mail for local delivery before Christmas Day is December 22 (Monday). Mail posted after this date might run the risk of not being delivered in time because of anticipated seasonal work pressure. Members of the public are advised to post mail as early as possible in order to avoid a last-minute rush.

During the Christmas holidays (December 25 and 26), there will be no mail delivery. All post offices will be closed except for the General Post Office and the Airport Post Office. The business hours of the two offices will be from 9am to 5pm and 8am to 5pm respectively. General postal services will be provided. Details of services available will be advertised at the respective post offices. All other post offices will be closed.

On December 25, one mail collection will be made for the posting boxes of the General Post Office and the Airport Post Office. On December 26, one mail collection will be arranged for street posting boxes in accordance with the public holiday arrangements as advertised on the boxes.

To ensure that greetings sent by air mail are delivered before Christmas, members of the public are reminded to post their mail on or before the latest dates of posting listed below:

Asia Pacific

Destination: Letters and cards: Parcels and packets:
Australia December 12 December 13
Mainland China December 10 December 10
India December 2 December 2
Indonesia December 12 December 11
Japan December 12 December 9
Korea December 12 December 12
Malaysia December 8 December 6
New Zealand December 8 December 6
The Philippines December 3 November 26
Singapore December 11 December 10
Taiwan December 12 December 6
Thailand December 12 December 6


Destination: Letters and cards: Parcels and packets:
Argentina November 29 November 29
Brazil December 3 December 3
Canada December 6 December 6
Mexico December 1 November 26
United States December 8 December 6


Destination: Letters and cards: Parcels and packets:
France December 6 December 2
Germany December 1 December 1
Italy December 5 December 5
The Netherlands December 8 December 4
Portugal December 5 December 1
Spain December 5 December 5
Switzerland December 5 December 5
United Kingdom November 28 December 2

A complete list of the latest dates of posting for this year's Christmas mail by air is displayed at all counter offices. Customers can also find the information at Hongkong Post's website at www.hongkongpost.hk or contact Hongkong Post General Enquiry Hotline at 2921 2222.