Postal arrangements for Christmas holidays

2012.11.23

Hongkong Post announced today (November 23) that the latest date of posting Christmas mail for local delivery before Christmas Day is December 21 (Friday). Mail posted after this date might run the risk of not being delivered in time because of anticipated seasonal work pressures. Members of the public are advised to post as early as possible in order to avoid a last minute rush.

During the Christmas holidays (i.e. December 25 and 26) there will be no mail delivery. All post offices will be closed except 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. On December 25, one mail collection will be made at 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 arrangement 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 10 December 10
China, Mainland December 10 December 10
India December 1 December 1
Indonesia December 12 December 10
Japan December 13 December 8
Korea, South December 12 December 12
Malaysia December 10 December 12
New Zealand December 8 December 5
Philippines December 8 December 5
Singapore December 12 December 10
Taiwan December 12 December 7
Thailand December 12 December 7

America

 
Destination: Letters and Cards: Parcels and Packets:
Argentina December 1 December 1
Brazil December 4 December 4
Canada December 4 December 4
Mexico December 3 December 1
USA December 8 December 7

Europe

 
Destination: Letters and Cards: Parcels and Packets:
France December 8 December 5
Germany November 30 November 28
Italy December 5 December 5
Netherlands December 8 December 4
Portugal December 4 November 28
Spain December 3 December 3
Switzerland December 7 December 6
United Kingdom November 29 November 29

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 on the Hongkong Post website at www.hongkongpost.hk or contact Hongkong Post's General Enquiry Hotline on 2921 2222.

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