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Royal Mail Announces Last Posting Dates For Christmas

Want to make sure you get those Christmas presents and cards to your loved one’s before Christmas Day?, take note of Royal Mail’s last posting dates below.

Christmas Posting Dates

Please note that surface mail is now called International Economy:

International economy (surface mail)

November 4: Last post for surface mail to Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey

November 18:  Last post for surface mail to Western Europe

Airmail – international standard, tracking and signature services

December 3: Last post for airmail to Asia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand

December 4: Last post for airmail to Australia

December 5: Last post for airmail to Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East

December 8: Last post for airmail to Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece

December 9: Last post for airmail to Canada, Poland

December 12: Last post for airmail to USA

December 13: Last post for airmail to Western Europe

UK inland

December 18: Last post for UK inland 2nd Class and Signed For

December 20: Last post for UK inland 1st Class and Signed For

December 23: Last post for UK inland Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed

Deliveries and collections
Royal Mail will carry out normal deliveries on December 22, 23 and 24

No deliveries or collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Normal deliveries will take place on January 2nd, except in Scotland where it is a bank holiday

Many delivery offices will be open later from Monday, December 8 and the hours of this will be stated on the card which is left at your address when postal workers have tried to deliver a package.

Royal Mail have also stated that in the weeks leading up to Christmas, postal workers will be out delivering parcels later in the day and evening.

Have you taken note of the last Royal Mail postal dates?  Comment below and let us know.

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