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Sending Christmas Cards and New Year's Cards

November 15, 2019

Deadlines for Sending Christmas Mail

The deadlines for sending 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 Notes.)
Country/
Territory of Destination
Mailing Deadline
(Please see Notes.)
Airmail SAL Mail Airmail SAL Mail
(Asia) (Europe)
India December 6 November 29 Ireland December 6 November 29
Indonesia December 10 December 3 Italy December 11 December 3
Korea December 11 - United Kingdom December 6 November 29
Singapore December 3 December 3 Austria December 6 November 29
Sri Lanka December 6 November 29 Netherlands December 11 -
Thailand December 18 December 11 Greece December 6 November 29
Taiwan December 6 - Switzerland December 6 November 29
China December 13 December 6 Sweden December 6 November 29
Pakistan December 6 November 29 Spain December 6 -
Bangladesh December 10 December 3 Denmark December 6 November 29
Philippines December 6 November 29 Germany December 11 December 3
Vietnam December 10 - Norway December 6 November 29
Hong Kong December 13 December 5 Hungary December 11 December 3
Macao December 13 - Finland December 11 December 3
Malaysia December 10 December 3 France December 6 -
Myanmar December 10 - Belgium December 6 November 29
Laos December 10 - Poland December 6 November 29
(North America) Portugal December 6 November 29
Canada November 29 November 21 Romania December 6 -
Hawaii November 29 November 21 Russia December 6 November 29
USA November 29 November 21 (Oceania)
(Central and South America) Australia December 6 November 29
Argentina December 3 November 29 New Zealand December 6 November 29
El Salvador December 3 - Papua New Guinea December 6 -
Colombia December 3 November 29 Fiji December 6 -
Chile December 3 November 29 (Africa)
Trinidad and Tobago December 3 - Algeria December 6 -
Nicaragua December 3 - Uganda December 6 -
Panama December 3 - Egypt December 6 -
Brazil December 3 November 29 Ethiopia December 6 -
Venezuela December 3 - Ghana December 6 -
Peru December 3 November 29 Kenya December 6 November 29
Mexico December 3 November 29 Zambia December 6 -
      Zimbabwe December 6 -
(Near and Middle East) Tanzania December 6 -
UAE December 12 December 5 Nigeria December 6 -
Israel December 6 November 29 Madagascar December 6 -
Oman December 6 - Malawi December 6 -
Qatar December 6 - Mauritius December 6 -
Kuwait December 6 November 29 Morocco December 6 -
Cyprus December 6 -      
Saudi Arabia December 6 November 29      
Bahrain December 6 November 29      
Jordan December 6 -      

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 other requiring customs inspection at the country/territory 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 no mailing deadlines are set.

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 7-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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