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Early sending of Christmas mail is recommended (regarding surface mail)

October 12, 2007

The following are the respective deadlines for Christmas mail, cards, etc. by surface to be delivered or handled at post offices in destination countries/areas by Christmas.

Destination countries/areas Deadlines
(Asia) Indonesia *Around early November
Republic of Korea *Around early December
Singapore *Around mid-November
Thailand *Around mid-November
Taiwan *Around late November
China *Around mid-November
Philippines *Around mid-November
Hong Kong *Around mid-November
Malaysia *Around mid-November
Destination countries/areas Deadlines
(Oceania) Australia *Around mid-November
New Zealand *Around mid-November
Fiji *Around mid-November
Destination countries/areas Deadlines
(North America) Canada *Around early November
U.S.A. November 1
Hawaii *Around early November
Destination countries/areas Deadlines
(Central and South America) Argentina October 12
El Salvador *Around early November
Destination countries/areas Deadlines
Brazil October 12
Peru October 15
Mexico *Around early November
Destination countries/areas Deadlines
(Middle East) Israel *Around early November
Destination countries/areas Deadlines
(Europe) Italy *Around early November
United Kingdom *Around early November
Netherlands October 15
Greece October 19
Spain October 19
Germany October 19
France October 16
Belgium October 29
Portugal *Around early November
Russia *Around early November
Destination countries/areas Deadlines
(Africa) South Africa *Around early November

(Notes)

  1. It takes a few days for parcels, small packets and other mails including goods to receive a customs inspection in destination countries/areas. Therefore, please send those mails as early as possible regardless of the above deadlines.
  2. No deadlines are set for destination countries/areas not listed in the table because delivery days for Christmas mails are unknown.
  3. Sending deadlines for destination countries/areas with an asterisk will be announced by the end of October.


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