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Royal Mail Confirms Last UK & International Posting Dates For Christmas

It’s that time of year again when Royal Mail confirm the last posting dates for the UK & International post for Christmas. Take a look at these below:

Royal Mail Last Posting Dates For Christmas
Image credit: Royal Mail


Friday 16 December: Royal Mail Bulk Mail Economy
Monday 19 December: 2nd Class, 2nd Class, Signed For Royal Mail 48®
Wednesday 21 December: 1st Class, 1st Class Signed For, Royal Mail 24®, Royal Mail Tracked 48®**
Thursday 22 December: Royal Mail Tracked 24®**
Friday 23 December: Special Delivery Guaranteed®

** Royal Mail Tracked 24® and Royal Mail Tracked 48® are not available to purchase at Post Office® branches.

International Economy:

Monday 12 September: All non-European destinations (unless listed below)
Friday 14 October: Far and Middle East, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa
Monday 31 October: Canada and USA
Friday 25 November: Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey
Monday 28 November: Western Europe

International Standard & International tracking and signature services:

Friday 7 October: British Virgin Islands, Dominica and Anguilla
Thursday 1 December: Australia and New Zealand
Friday 2 December: China (People’s Republic)
Monday 5 December: All remaining Caribbean destinations
Wednesday 7 December: Africa, Asia (except China, People’s Republic), Central and South America, Far and Middle East
Thursday 8 December: Cyprus and Malta
Friday 9 December: Greece, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia) and Turkey
Saturday 10 December: Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
Monday 12 December: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Wednesday 14 December: Belgium, France, Luxembourg

HM Forces Mail – British Forces Post Office (BFPO)

Monday 28 November: Operational HM Forces
Monday 5 December: Static HM Forces

Now that these have been confirmed, make sure you get your cards and parcels sent in plenty of time to avoid disappointment.