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.
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
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.