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Send your Christmas Mail Early

November,25,2008

The acceptance deadlines In order that your mail, such as Christmas cards, reaches each destination before Christmas are outlined below, separated according to Air Mail, Economy (SAL), Surface Mail.

Asia
Country ・Region Air Mail SAL Surface Mail
India Dec 5 Dec 2
Indonesia Dec 17 Dec 12 closed
Korea Dec 16 Dec 12
Singapore Dec 16 Dec 12 closed
Sri Lanka Dec 5 Dec 5
Thailand Dec 12 Dec 2 closed
Taiwan Dec 12 closed
China Dec 11 Dec 5 closed
Pakistan Dec 10 Dec 5
Bangladesh Dec 12 Dec 5
Philippines Dec 8 Dec 2 closed
Vietnam Dec 16
Dec 12 Dec 12 closed
Macao Dec 12
Malaysia Dec 11 Dec 5 closed
Myanmar Dec 11
Laos Dec 16
Oceania
Country ・Region Air Mail SAL Surface Mail
Australia Dec 12 Dec 3 closed
New Zealand Dec 11 Dec 5 closed
Papua New Guinea Dec 4
Fiji Dec 15 closed
North America
Country ・Region Air Mail SAL Surface Mail
Canada Dec 5 Dec 3 closed
Hawaii Dec 12 Dec 2 closed
USA Dec 12 Dec 3 closed
Near and Middle East
Country ・Region Air Mail SAL Surface Mail
United Arab Emrites Dec 5 Dec 1 closed
Yemen Dec 2
Israel Dec 5 Dec 1 closed
Oman Dec 5
Qatar Dec 12
Kuwait Dec 12 Dec 5
Cyprus Dec 12
Saudi Arabia Dec 15 Dec 1
Bahrain Dec 12 Dec 12
Jordan Dec 9
Europe
Country ・Region Air Mail SAL Surface Mail
Ireland Dec 12 Dec 5
Italy Dec 15 Dec 10
England Dec 12 Dec 5 closed
Austria Dec 16 Dec 5
Netherlands Dec 17 Dec 5 closed
Greece Dec 5 Dec 2 closed
Switzerland Dec 15 Dec 9
Sweden Dec 15 Dec 2
Spain Dec 15 Dec 3 closed
Denmark Dec 12 Dec 9
Germany Dec 16 Dec 5 closed
Norway Dec 18 Dec 12
Hungary Dec 12 Dec 10
Finland Dec 16 Dec 12
France Dec 15 Dec 4 closed
Belgium Dec 16 Dec 5 closed
Poland Dec 12 Dec 5
Portugal Dec 12 Dec 9 closed
Romania Dec 11
Russia Dec 9 Dec 2 closed
Latin America
Country ・Region Air Mail SAL Surface Mail
Argentina Dec 11 Dec 5 closed
El Salvador Dec 16 closed
Guatemala Dec 9
Columbia Dec 12 Dec 3
Chile Dec 5 Dec 1
Trinidad and Tobago Dec 10
Nicaragua Dec 16
Panama Dec 9
Brazil Dec 12 Dec 5 closed
Venezuela Dec 10
Peru Dec 12 Dec 5 closed
Mexico Dec 12 Dec 5 closed
Africa
Country ・Region Air Mail SAL Surface Mail
Algeria Dec 5
Uganda Dec 5
Egypt Dec 16
Ethiopia Dec 5
Ghana Dec 12
Kenya Dec 12 Dec 4
Zambia Dec 5
Zimbabwe Dec 5
Tanzania Dec 10
Nigeria Dec 12
Madagascar Dec 8
Malawi Dec 5
South Africa Dec 5 Dec 2
Mauritius Dec 11
Morocco Dec 10

(Please Note)

  1. The above deadlines are based on information provided by each region/country as regarding when the postal items need to be sent in order to reach the destination by Christmas (there are no restrictions on sending mail after the time specified above)
  2. In the case that postal items are packaged (parcels, small wrapped items etc) please allow extra time for customs inspections.
  3. As Economy (SAL) uses open spaces on airplanes the exact delivery is uncertain and depends on the amount of Christmas mail. Countries not accepting SAL are as displayed.
  4. If there is no date in the SAL section then this indicates that "closed" is indicated then it is too late to send mail for Christmas "closed".
  5. In the case that Japan Post does not have information for when mail needs to be send in order to arrive by Christmas then the country is not displayed on the above chart then.



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