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Deadlines for Sending Surface Christmas Mail

October 16, 2015

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 2 Brazil October 23
Korea December 4 Peru October 26
Singapore November 11 Mexico October 30
Thailand November 18 (Europe)
Taiwan November 24 United Kingdom October 23
China November 18 Netherlands October 26
Philippines October 28 Germany October 23
Hong Kong November 27 France October 23
Malaysia November 10 Russia October 27
(Oceania) (Africa)
Australia October 28 South Africa October 27
New Zealand November 4    
Fiji October 30    
(North America)    
Canada November 6    
USA October 26    


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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