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Sending Christmas Cards and New Year's Cards

November 15, 2018

Deadlines for Sending Christmas Mail

The deadlines for sending Christmas mail in 2018, 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 7 November 30
Indonesia December 11 December 4
Korea December 12 -
Singapore December 11 December 4
Sri Lanka December 7 November 30
Thailand December 19 December 12
Taiwan December 14 -
China December 14 December 7
Pakistan December 7 November 30
Bangladesh December 11 December 4
Philippines December 7 November 30
Vietnam December 11 -
Hong Kong December 14 December 7
Macao December 14 -
Malaysia December 11 December 4
Myanmar December 11 -
Laos December 11 -
(North America)
Canada November 30 November 22
Hawaii November 30 November 22
USA November 30 November 22
(Oceania)
Australia December 7 November 30
New Zealand December 7 November 30
Papua New Guinea December 7 -
Fiji December 7 -
(Near and Middle East)
UAE December 13 December 6
Israel December 7 November 30
Oman December 7 -
Qatar December 7 -
Kuwait December 7 November 30
Cyprus December 7 -
Saudi Arabia December 7 November 30
Bahrain December 7 November 30
Jordan December 7 -
(Europe)
Ireland December 7 November 30
Italy December 11 December 4
United Kingdom December 7 November 30
Austria December 7 November 30
Netherlands December 11 -
Greece December 7 November 30
Switzerland December 7 November 30
Sweden December 7 November 30
Spain December 7 -
Denmark December 7 November 30
Germany December 11 December 4
Norway December 7 November 30
Hungary December 11 December 4
Finland December 11 December 4
France December 7 -
Belgium December 7 November 30
Poland December 7 November 30
Portugal December 7 November 30
Romania December 7 -
Russia December 7 November 30
(Central and South America)
Argentina December 4 November 30
El Salvador December 4 -
Colombia December 4 November 30
Chile November 19 November 19
Trinidad and Tobago December 4 -
Nicaragua December 4 -
Panama December 4 -
Brazil December 4 November 30
Venezuela December 4 -
Peru December 4 November 30
Mexico December 4 November 30
(Africa)
Algeria December 7 -
Uganda December 7 -
Egypt December 7 -
Ethiopia December 7 -
Ghana December 7 -
Kenya December 7 November 30
Zambia December 7 -
Zimbabwe December 7 -
Tanzania December 7 -
Nigeria December 7 -
Madagascar December 7 -
Malawi December 7 -
Mauritius December 7 -
Morocco December 7 -

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:

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



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