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Christmas Posting Dates
Latest Recommended Posting Dates for Christmas 2019
International Business Services
International Economy  
Date Destination  
Saturday 5 October Australia, Middle and Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore), New Zealand and all other non-European destinations (except Canada, South Africa, USA)  
Saturday 12 October Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, USA  
Saturday 2 November Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey  
Saturday 16 November Western Europe  
International Max Sort / Print Direct Standard      
Wednesday 20 November Africa, Canada, Central America, South America, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Far and Middle East, New Zealand, USA      
International Standard and International tracking and signature services  
Monday 9 December Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East  
Tuesday 10 December Cyprus, Malta  
Wednesday 11 December Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)  
Thursday 12 December Australia, Greece, New Zealand and Turkey  
Saturday 14 December Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA  
Monday 16 December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland  
Wednesday 18 December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg  
Last arrival dates for Import Mail  
Date Import Mail  
Wednesday 18 December Inward Surface Mail  
Friday 20 December Inward Airmail  
UK Business Services
UK Inland Services      
Date Service    
Wednesday 18  December 2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For    
Friday 20 December 1st Class and 1st Class Signed For and Royal Mail Tracked 48*    
Saturday 21 December Royal Mail Tracked 24*    
Monday 23 December Special Delivery Guaranteed    
*Royal Mail Tracked 24® and Royal Mail Tracked 48® are not available to purchase at Post Offices.
UK Business Contract Services  
Tuesday 17 December Royal Mail Business Mail® (Sorted) Economy Royal Mail Advertising Mail® Economy  
Wednesday 18 December Royal Mail 48® with/without sorting options, Surface Airlift 2nd Class Royal Mail Business Mail® (Sorted or Unsorted) 2nd Class Royal Mail Advertising Mail®
2nd Class Royal Mail Publishing Mail®
Friday 20 December Royal Mail 24® with/without sorting options 1st Class Royal Mail Business Mail® (Sorted or
Unsorted) 1st Class Royal Mail Advertising Mail® 1st Class Royal Mail Publishing Mail®
Royal Mail Tracked 48®
Royal Mail Tracked Returns® 48
Friday 21 December Royal Mail Tracked 24®
Royal Mail Tracked Returns® 24
Royal Mail Publishing Mail® Premium (posted by 01:00)
Monday 23 December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®  
Economy Deferred    
Date For delivery over the Christmas / New Year Period    
Friday 13 December For delivery on/from Thursday 27 December    
Thursday 19 December For delivery on/from or after Wednesday 2 January 2020 (Thursday 3 January 2020 in Scotland)