Latest recommended posting dates for Christmas 2016
20th December 2016
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Yes – I know – seems a bit early, but in actual fact several latest recommended posting dates for International Economy (surface mail) have already passed.

To be sure you (and your business) don’t get caught out, then the key remaining dates are listed below:

International Economy deliveries

Thursday, November 3 - Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta, Iceland

Thursday, November 17 - Western Europe

Other non-European economy dates have already passed (including the cut-off for US deliveries (which was 13th October).

International Standard (airmail) and international tracking and signature services

Saturday, December 3 - Africa, Middle East

Wednesday, December 7 - Cyprus, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Eastern Europe

Thursday, December 8 - Caribbean, Central and South America

Saturday, December 10 - Greece, Australia, New Zealand

Wednesday, December 14 - Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland

Thursday, December 15 - Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA

Friday, December 16 - Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

Saturday, December 17 - Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

General deliveries in the UK

Tuesday, December 20 - 2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For

Wednesday, December 21 - 1st Class and 1st Class Signed For

Thursday, December 22 - Special Delivery Guaranteed

Friday, December 23 - Special Delivery Guaranteed with Saturday delivery

Some exceptions apply to the Special Delivery Guaranteed with Saturday Delivery option, so visit the Royal Mail website or ask in your local Post Office for details.

Royal Mail Tracked

Wednesday, December 21 - Royal Mail Tracked 48

Thursday, December 22 - Royal Mail Tracked 24

HM Forces mail - British Forces Post Office

Monday, November 28 - Airmail to Operational HM Forces mail

Monday, December 12 - Airmail to static HM Forces mail


Happy posting!

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