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Be sure to send Christmas mail early (Airmail, SAL mail)

November 20, 2007

The post deadlines to ensure Christmas mail (cards etc) sent by airmail, economy airmail (SAL) or sea mail is delivered by Christmas in each country are as follows.

Countries / Regions Airmail SAL mail Sea mail
(Asia) India December 5 November 29 -
Indonesia December 14 December 10 Finished
Vietnam December 11 - -
Korea December 14 - December 11
Singapore December 14 December 13 Finished
Sri Lanka December 7 November 30 -
Thailand December 7 November 30 Finished
Taiwan December 13 - Finished
China December 11 December 3 November 25
Pakistan December 7 November 30 -
Bangladesh December 7 December 3 -
The Philippines December 5 November 30 Finished
Hong Kong December 14 December 7 November 22
Macao December 11 - -
Malaysia December 7 December 3 Finished
Myanmar December 11 - -
Laos December 14 - -
Countries / Regions Airmail SAL mail Sea mail
(Oceania) Australia December 14 December 3 Finished
New Zealand December 12 December 7 Finished
Papua New Guinea December 3 - -
Fiji December 13 - Finished
Countries / Regions Airmail SAL mail Sea mail
(North America) Canada December 6 November 28 Finished
Hawaii December 12 November 30 Finished
USA (San Francisco) December 11 November 30 Finished
USA (New York) December 10 November 30 Finished
Countries / Regions Airmail SAL mail Sea mail
(Middle East) United Arab Emirates December 5 November 22 Finished
Yemen November 30 - -
Oman December 4 - -
Qatar December 13 - -
Kuwait December 12 November 30 -
Cyprus December 14 - -
Saudi Arabia December 14 November 26 -
Jordan December 7 - -
Bahrain December 14 December 13 -
Countries / Regions Airmail SAL mail Sea mail
(Europe) Ireland December 12 December 4 -
Italy December 14 December 10 Finished
United Kingdom December 12 December 4 Finished
Austria December 13 December 7 -
Netherlands December 17 December 7 Finished
Greece December 4 November 30 Finished
Switzerland December 14 December 10 -
Sweden December 14 November 30 -
Spain December 14 December 3 Finished
Denmark December 14 December 7 -
Germany December 12 December 3 Finished
Norway December 18 December 13 -
Hungary December 14 December 10  
Finland December 17 December 10 -
France December 14 November 30 Finished
Belgium December 14 December 7 Finished
Poland December 10 December 4 -
Portugal December 13 December 7 Finished
Rumania December 11 - -
Russia December 7 November 22 Finished
Countries / Regions Airmail SAL mail Sea mail
(South America) Argentina December 11 November 30 Finished
Venezuela December 5 - -
El Salvador December 14 - Finished
Guatemala December 10 - -
Columbia December 13 November 30 -
Chile November 30 November 26  
Trinidad and Tobago December 10 - -
Nicaragua December 13 - -
Panama December 7 - -
Brazil December 14 December 5 Finished
Peru December 11 December 6 Finished
Mexico December 13 November 30 Finished
Countries / Regions Airmail SAL mail Sea mail
(Africa) Algeria December 7 - -
Uganda December 3 - -
Egypt December 14 - -
Ethiopia December 5 - -
Ghana December 14 - -
Kenya December 3 November 28 -
Zambia December 6 - -
Zimbabwe December 7 - -
Tanzania December 10 - -
Nigeria December 13 - -
Madagascar December 10 - -
Malawi December 7 - -
South Africa November 30 November 26 Finished
Mauritius December 11 - -
Morocco December 10 - -

(Notes)

  1. These posting deadlines indicate the final day, according to information on deliveries in each country, where Christmas mail (cards etc) can be delivered by Christmas to its destination. (This does not restrict mail sent after the deadline).
  2. Mail containing objects (postal packages or small parcels) will require a certain number of days to clear customs for each country, and hence should be sent as much as possible in advance of the above deadlines.
  3. The space for countries on the economy mail (SAL mail) form will give information as to whether the number of days for Christmas mail using SAL is unknown or whether SAL cannot be used in such countries.
  4. The space for countries on the sea mail form will give information if the number of days for Christmas mail using SAL is unknown, while the phrase "Finished " shows that the notified posting deadline has passed by.
  5. The number of days required for Christmas mail is unknown for countries not shown on the form and not set down.
    Post your mail as early as possible.


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