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Deadlines for Sending Surface Christmas Mail

October 18, 2019

The deadlines for sending surface Christmas mail in 2019, 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) (Europe)
Indonesia November 15 United Kingdom October 25
Korea November 15 Netherlands October 25
Singapore November 12 Germany October 25
Thailand November 15 France October 25
Taiwan November 26 Russia October 25
China November 15 (Central and South America)
Philippines November 15 Peru October 25
Hong Kong November 15 (Africa)
Malaysia November 15 South Africa October 25
(North America)    
Canada October 25    
USA October 25    
Australia October 25    
New Zealand October 25    
Fiji October 25    


  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/territory 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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