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Early sending of Christmas mail is recommended (regarding surface mail) (part 2)

October 26, 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.

Sending deadlines for Christmas airmail will be announced around mid-November.

Destination countries/areas Deadlines
(Asia) Indonesia November 12
Republic of Korea December 11
Singapore November 16
Thailand November 6
Taiwan November 16
China November 25
Philippines October 29
Hong Kong November 22
Malaysia November 4
Destination countries/areas Deadlines
(Oceania) Australia October 30
New Zealand November 5
Fiji November 6
Destination countries/areas Deadlines
(North America) Canada November 2
U.S.A. (November 1)
Hawaii November 16
Destination countries/areas Deadlines
(Central and South America) Argentina (October 12)
El Salvador November 9
Brazil (October 12)
Peru (October 15)
Mexico November 9
Destination countries/areas Deadline
(Middle East) United Arab Emirates November 2
Destination countries/areas Deadlines
(Europe) Italy November 2
United Kingdom November 9
Netherlands (October 15)
Greece (October 19)
Spain (October 19)
Germany (October 19)
France (October 16)
Belgium (October 29)
Portugal November 6
Russia October 29
Destination countries/areas Deadline
(Africa) South Africa November 2


  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 shown in parentheses was announced on October 12.

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