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Sending Christmas Cards and New Year's Cards

November 1, 2017

Deadlines for Sending Christmas Mail

The deadlines for sending Christmas mail in 2017, including cards, to various countries and territories are given in the table below.

Country/Territory of Destination Mailing Deadline (Please see Notes.)
Airmail SAL Mail
(Asia)
India December 8 December 5
Indonesia December 11 December 5
Korea December 12 -
Singapore December 7 December 1
Sri Lanka December 8 December 6
Thailand December 11 December 6
Taiwan December 11 -
China December 11 December 6
Pakistan December 8 December 5
Bangladesh December 11 December 5
Philippines December 8 December 5
Vietnam December 11 -
Hong Kong December 12 December 11
Macao December 11 -
Malaysia December 11 December 6
Myanmar December 11 -
Laos December 11 -
(North America)
Canada December 8 December 5
Hawaii December 11 December 6
USA December 11 December 5
(Central and South America)
Argentina December 8 December 5
El Salvador December 8 -
Colombia December 8 December 5
Chile December 8 December 4
Trinidad and Tobago December 8 -
Nicaragua December 8 -
Panama December 8 -
Brazil December 8 December 4
Venezuela December 11 -
Peru December 8 December 5
Mexico December 8 December 5
(Near and Middle East)
UAE December 8 December 4
Israel December 8 December 4
Oman December 8 -
Qatar December 8 -
Kuwait December 8 December 5
Cyprus December 8 -
Saudi Arabia December 8 December 5
Bahrain December 8 December 4
Jordan December 8 -
(Europe)
Ireland December 8 December 4
Italy December 11 December 6
United Kingdom December 8 December 5
Austria December 8 December 5
Netherlands December 11 December 6
Greece December 8 December 5
Switzerland December 8 December 5
Sweden December 8 December 5
Spain December 8 December 5
Denmark December 8 December 5
Germany December 11 December 5
Norway December 8 December 4
Hungary December 11 December 4
Finland December 11 December 5
France December 8 December 5
Belgium December 8 December 5
Poland December 8 December 5
Portugal December 8 December 5
Romania December 8 -
Russia December 8 December 5
(Oceania)
Australia December 8 December 4
New Zealand December 8 December 5
Papua New Guinea December 8 -
Fiji December 8 -
(Africa)
Algeria December 8 December 5
Uganda December 8 -
Egypt December 8 -
Ethiopia December 8 -
Ghana December 8 -
Kenya December 8 December 5
Zambia December 8 -
Zimbabwe December 8 -
Tanzania December 8 -
Nigeria December 8 -
Madagascar December 8 -
Malawi December 8 -
Mauritius December 8 -
Morocco December 8 -

Notes:

  1. These mailing deadlines are the final dates set according to the delivery information received from each country/territory in order to allow enough time for Christmas mail, including cards, to be delivered in the destination countries/territories. They are not meant to restrict mailing after the deadlines.
  2. It is recommended that you send parcels, small packets, and others requiring customs inspection at the country of destination prior to the deadlines as additional time may be required.
  3. Regarding SAL Mail, where the deadline fields are left empty means that it is either impossible to establish the time needed to deliver Christmas mail or that SAL service does not provide.
  4. For countries and territories not included in the table above, the Christmas mail delivery schedule is unclear, and we therefore do not set the mail shipment deadlines.

Sending New Year's Post Cards (Nenga-jo) Overseas

New Year's Post Cards issued by Japan Post (Nenga-jo) can be sent overseas with an additional postage stamp, that is, a 18-yen stamp for Airmail.
There is no special handling such as delivering New Year's Post Cards (Nenga-jo) on New Year's Day in other countries.
Therefore, if you want to deliver the cards during the New Year season, please send your cards using the "List of Delivery Days" accessible on Japan Post's website as a reference:

http://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/deli_days/index_en.html



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