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Early posting of Christmas mail

November 18, 2009

Posting deadlines for Christmas airmail, economy airmail (SAL), and surface mail (Christmas cards, etc.) to reach the various countries and regions by Christmas are as follows.

Asia
Addressee country/region Airmail SAL Surface mail
India Dec 4 Dec 2
Indonesia Dec 17 Dec 11 Closed
Korea Dec 16 Dec 9
Singapore Dec 14 Dec 11 Closed
Sri Lanka Dec 7 Dec 4
Thailand Dec 8 Dec 2 Closed
Taiwan Dec 11 Closed
China Dec 11 Dec 4 Nov 20
Pakistan Dec 11 Dec 8
Bangladesh Dec 11 Dec 4
Philippines Dec 8 Dec 2 Closed
Vietnam Dec 16
Hong Kong Dec 14 Dec 11 Closed
Macau Dec 11
Malaysia Dec 11 Dec 4 Closed
Myanmar Dec 11
Laos Dec 16
Oceania
Addressee country/region Airmail SAL Surface mail
Australia Dec 14 Dec 5 Closed
New Zealand Dec 11 Dec 9 Closed
Papua New Guinea Dec 4
Fiji Dec 15 Closed
North America
Addressee country/region Airmail SAL Surface mail
Canada Dec 4 Dec 3 Closed
Hawaii Dec 11 Dec 2 Closed
USA Dec 11 Dec 3 Closed
Middle East
Addressee country/region Airmail SAL Surface mail
United Arab Emirates Dec 4 Dec 1 Closed
Yemen Dec 2
Israel Dec 4 Dec 1 Closed
Oman Dec 4
Qatar Dec 11
Kuwait Dec 11 Dec 4
Cypress Dec 14
Saudi Arabia Dec 14 Dec 1
Bahrain Dec 14 Dec 11
Jordan Dec 9
Europe
Addressee country/region Airmail SAL Surface mail
Ireland Dec 11 Dec 4
Italy Dec 14 Dec 10
UK Dec 11 Dec 4 Closed
Austria Dec 11 Dec 4
Netherlands Dec 17 Dec 4 Closed
Greece Dec 4 Dec 2 Closed
Switzerland Dec 15 Dec 9
Sweden Dec 15 Dec 2
Spain Dec 14 Dec 3 Closed
Denmark Dec 14 Dec 9
Germany Dec 11 Dec 4 Closed
Norway Dec 18 Dec 11
Hungary Dec 11 Dec 10
Finland Dec 16 Dec 11
France Dec 15 Dec 4 Closed
Belgium Dec 16 Dec 4 Closed
Poland Dec 14 Dec 4
Portugal Dec 14 Dec 9 Closed
Romania Dec 11
Russia Dec 9 Dec 2 Closed
Central & South America
Addressee country/region Airmail SAL Surface mail
Argentina Dec 11 Dec 4 Closed
El Salvador Dec 16 Closed
Guatemala Dec 9
Colombia Dec 11 Dec 3
Chile Dec 4 Dec 1
Trinidad & Tobago Dec 10
Nicaragua Dec 11
Panama Dec 9
Brazil Dec 11 Dec 4 Closed
Venezuela Dec 4
Peru Dec 14 Dec 4 Closed
Mexico Dec 11 Dec 4 Closed
Africa
Addressee country/region Airmail SAL Surface mail
Algeria Dec 4
Uganda Dec 4
Egypt Dec 16
Ethiopia Dec 4
Ghana Dec 11
Kenya Dec 4 Dec 2
Zambia Dec 7
Zimbabwe Dec 7
Tanzania Dec 10
Nigeria Dec 11
Madagascar Dec 8
Malawi Dec 7
South Africa Dec 4 Dec 1
Mauritius Dec 11
Morocco Dec 10

N.B.

  1. These postal deadlines are based on delivery information from the various countries and regions and are for the final date of sending Christmas mail (cards, etc.) to the various countries and regions for delivery by Christmas. (They do not apply to any postings after that.).
  2. Postal items that contain other items (postal parcels, small packages, etc.) and are addressed to the above countries/regions must be sent a few days earlier than the post-by dates above to allow for Customs inspection.
  3. Where the space for economy airmail (SAL) is blank, the number of delivery days for SAL Christmas mail to those countries or regions is either unknown, or there is no SAL mail delivery service.
  4. 4.Where the space for airmail is blank, the number of delivery days for SAL Christmas mail to those countries of regions is either unknown, or, where "Closed" is displayed, the deadline has already passed.
  5. Christmas mail post-by dates for countries/regions other than those listed above have not been determined as the number of delivery days for Christmas mail to them is unknown.
    Please post early.

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