17.11.2020

Royal Mail Latest Recommended Posting Dates for Christmas Delivery 2020

Please find here the latest recommended posting dates for Christmas Delivery 2020 by Royal Mail.

 

 

International

International Economy

DateDestination
Monday 5 OctoberAll non-European destinations (except South Africa, Canada, Middle and Far East, USA)
Monday 12 OctoberMiddle and Far East, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa
Monday 2 NovemberCanada, Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey, USA
Monday 16 NovemberWestern Europe

 

International Standard and International tracking and signature services*

Friday 4 DecemberAustralia and New Zealand
Wednesday 9 DecemberAfrica, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East
Thursday 10 DecemberCanada, Cyprus and Malta
Friday 11 DecemberGreece, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia) and Turkey
Saturday 12 DecemberCzech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
Wednesday 16 DecemberAustria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Friday 18 DecemberrBelgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

HM Forces Mail - British Forces Post Office® (BFPO)

Monday 30 NovemberOperational HM Forces
Monday 7 DecemberStatic HM Forces

UK

UK Inland Services

DateService
Friday 18 December2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For
Monday 21 December1st Class and 1st Class Signed For and Royal Mail Tracked 48**
Tuesday 22 DecemberRoyal Mail Tracked 24**
Wednesday 23 DecemberSpecial Delivery Guaranteed

* Please note: latest recommended posting dates are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change. Please check royalmail.com/greetings for the latest information. In these uncertain times it’s advisable to post as early as possible to ensure your Christmas letters and parcels reach their destination in good time.
** Royal Mail Tracked 24® and Royal Mail Tracked 48® are not available to purchase at Post Office branches.

International Business Service

Iternational Economy*

DateDestination
Monday 5 OctoberAll non-European destinations (except South Africa, Canada, Middle and Far East, USA)
Monday 12 OctoberMiddle and Far East, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa
Monday 2 NovemberCanada, Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey, USA
Monday 16 NovemberWestern Europe

International Standrd*

Including Max Sort/ Print Direct and International tracking and signature service

Friday 4 DecemberAustralia and New Zealand
Wednesday 9 DecemberAfrica, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East
Thursday 10 DecemberCanada, Cyprus and Malta
Friday 11 DecemberGreece, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia) and Turkey
Saturday 12 DecemberCzech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
Wednesday 16 DecemberAustria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Friday 18 DecemberrBelgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

Last arrival dates for Import Mail

DateImport Mail
Friday 18 DecemberInward Surface Mail
Monday 21 DecemberInward Airmail

* Please note: latest recommended posting dates are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change. Please check royalmail.com/greetings for the latest information. In these uncertain times it’s advisable to post as early as possible to ensure your Christmas letters and parcels reach their destination in good time.

UK Business Services

UK Inland Services

DateService
Thursday 17 DecemberBulk Mail Economy
Friday 18 December2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For
Monday 21 December1st Class and 1st Class Signed For and Royal Mail Tracked 48**
Tuesday 22 DecemberRoyal Mail Tracked 24**
Wednesday 23 DecemberSpecial Delivery Guaranteed

** Royal Mail Tracked 24® and Royal Mail Tracked 48® are not available to purchase at Post Offices.

UK Business Contract Services

Thursday 17 DecemberRoyal Mail Business Mail® (Sorted) Economy
Royal Mail Advertising Mail® Economy
Friday 18 DecemberRoyal 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®
Monday 21 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

Tuesday 22 DecemberRoyal Mail Tracked 24®
Royal Mail Tracked Returns® 24
Royal Mail Publishing Mail® Premium (posted by 01:00)
Wednesday 23 DecemberRoyal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

Economy Deferred

DateFor delivery over the Christmas / New Year Period
Friday 11 DecemberFor delivery on/from Tuesday 29 December
Thursday 17 DecemberFor delivery on/from Monday 4 January 2021
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