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Deadlines for Sending Surface Christmas Mail

October 17, 2016

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 15 Peru October 26
Korea November 22    
Singapore November 21    
Thailand November 22 (Europe)
Taiwan November 22 United Kingdom October 19
China November 18 Netherlands November 2
Philippines November 21 Germany October 21
Hong Kong November 25 France October 21
Malaysia November 4 Russia November 18
(Oceania) (Africa)
Australia November 4 South Africa October 28
New Zealand November 4    
Fiji November 1    
(North America)    
Canada November 15    
USA October 28    


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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