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Deadlines for Sending Surface Christmas Mail

October 26, 2011

The deadlines for sending surface Christmas mail, including cards, to various countries and territories are given in the table below.
We will announce deadlines for sending Christmas mail by Air by the end of November.

Country/Territory of Destination Mailing Deadline
(Please see the Notes)
Country/Territory of Destination Mailing Deadline
(Please see the Notes)
(Asia) (Middle and Near East)
Indonesia November 4 Israel October 25
Korea December 9 (Central and South America)
Singapore November 15 Argentina October 21
Thailand November 15 Brazil October 17
Taiwan November 21 Peru October 21
China November 21 Mexico November 4
Philippines November 4 (Europe)
Hong Kong November 18 United Kingdom October 14
Malaysia November 11 Netherlands October 17
(Oceania) Spain October 21
Australia November 4 Germany October 14
New Zealand November 8 France October 18
Fiji November 4 Russia November 7
(North America) (Africa)
Canada November 11 South Africa November 2
USA October 21  
Hawaii November 11  


These mailing deadlines are the final dates set according to the delivery information received from each country/territory in order to allow enough time for Christmas mail, including cards, to be delivered in the destination countries/territories. They are not meant to restrict mailing after the deadlines.
It is recommended that you send parcels, small packets and other requiring customs inspection at the country of destination prior to the deadlines as additional time may be required.
For countries and territories not included in the table above, the Christmas mail delivery schedule is unclear and no mailing deadlines are set.

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