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Sending Christmas Cards and New Year's Cards

November 28, 2016

Deadlines for Sending Christmas Mail

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

Country/Territory of Destination Mailing Deadline (Please see Notes.)
Airmail SAL Mail
(Asia)
India December 2 November 29
Indonesia December 16 December 9
Korea December 16 -
Singapore December 14 December 2
Sri Lanka December 8 December 7
Thailand December 16 December 8
Taiwan December 12 -
China December 9 December 5
Pakistan December 14 December 9
Bangladesh December 12 December 5
Philippines December 7 December 2
Vietnam December 16 -
Hong Kong December 13 December 9
Macao December 14 -
Malaysia December 9 December 5
Myanmar December 9 -
Laos December 16 -
(North America)
Canada December 2 November 29
Hawaii December 2 December 2
USA December 9 December 2
(Central and South America)
Argentina December 2 December 2
El Salvador December 8 -
Colombia December 6 December 5
Chile December 2 December 2
Trinidad and Tobago December 9 -
Nicaragua December 12 -
Panama December 9 -
Brazil December 13 December 9
Venezuela December 9 -
Peru December 12 December 7
Mexico December 12 December 7
(Near and Middle East)
UAE December 9 December 2
Israel December 2 December 2
Oman December 5 -
Qatar December 12 -
Kuwait December 12 December 5
Cyprus December 13 -
Saudi Arabia December 15 December 2
Bahrain December 15 December 9
Jordan December 9 -
(Europe)
Ireland December 7 December 5
Italy December 9 December 9
United Kingdom December 7 December 2
Austria December 12 December 8
Netherlands December 16 December 8
Greece December 5 December 2
Switzerland December 15 December 9
Sweden December 9 December 9
Spain December 12 December 2
Denmark December 9 December 9
Germany December 9 December 6
Norway December 15 December 9
Hungary December 12 December 7
Finland December 14 December 8
France December 14 December 2
Belgium December 15 December 7
Poland December 9 December 7
Portugal December 13 December 5
Romania December 9 -
Russia December 8 December 2
(Oceania)
Australia December 13 December 5
New Zealand December 9 December 9
Papua New Guinea December 2 -
Fiji December 13 -
(Africa)
Algeria December 6 December 2
Uganda December 2 -
Egypt December 13 -
Ethiopia December 5 -
Ghana December 9 -
Kenya December 5 December 2
Zambia December 6 -
Zimbabwe December 6 -
Tanzania December 9 -
Nigeria December 8 -
Madagascar December 9 -
Malawi December 7 -
Mauritius December 9 -
Morocco December 9 -

Notes:

  1. 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.
  2. It is recommended that you send parcels, small packets, and others requiring customs inspection at the country of destination prior to the deadlines as additional time may be required.
  3. Regarding SAL Mail, where the deadline fields are left empty means that it is either impossible to establish the time needed to deliver Christmas mail or that SAL service does not provide.
  4. For countries and territories not included in the table above, the Christmas mail delivery schedule is unclear, and we therefore do not set the mail shipment deadlines.

Sending New Year's Post Cards (Nenga-jo) Overseas

New Year's Post Cards issued by Japan Post (Nenga-jo) can be sent overseas with an additional postage stamp, that is, a 18-yen stamp for Airmail.
There is no special handling such as delivering New Year's Post Cards (Nenga-jo) on New Year's Day in other countries.
Therefore, if you want to deliver the cards during the New Year season, please send your cards using the "List of Delivery Days" accessible on Japan Post's website as a reference:

http://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/deli_days/index_en.html



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