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Deadlines for Sending Surface Christmas Mail

October 16, 2014

The deadlines for sending surface Christmas mail, including cards, to various countries and territories are given in the table below.

Country/Territory of Destination Mailing Deadline
(Please see the Notes)
Country/Territory of Destination Mailing Deadline
(Please see the Notes)
(Asia) (Central and South America)
Indonesia November 1 Brazil October 23
Korea December 3 Peru October 21
Singapore November 16 Mexico October 29
Thailand November 11 (Europe)
Taiwan November 17 United Kingdom October 20
China November 17 Netherlands October 21
Philippines November 5 Germany October 20
Hong Kong November 28 France October 22
Malaysia November 8 Russia October 23
(Oceania) (Africa)
Australia November 1 South Africa October 26
New Zealand November 1    
Fiji October 27    
(North America)    
Canada November 5    
USA October 24    


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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