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Deadlines for Sending Surface Christmas Mail

October 17, 2018

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 16 Peru October 25
Korea November 22    
Singapore November 13    
Thailand November 14 (Europe)
Taiwan November 27 United Kingdom October 22
China November 21 Netherlands October 25
Philippines November 16 Germany October 22
Hong Kong November 22 France October 22
Malaysia November 16 Russia November 16
(Oceania) (Africa)
Australia November 2 South Africa November 2
New Zealand November 2    
Fiji October 26    
(North America)    
Canada November 21    
USA October 26    


  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 other requiring customs inspection at the country of destination prior to the deadlines as additional time may be required.
  3. 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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