Last Royal Mail posting dates before Christmas 2016

If you are sending Christmas cards and gifts to your loved ones using the services of Royal Mail you need to make sure you post them on time. For all your other bigger deliveries you have us, we do our best to deliver in a safe and timely manner even in December.

Postal services Royal Mail has issued its recommended postage times for both UK and international deliveries. If you want to make sure your items are delivered by December 25, these are the dates you need to keep in mind:

Recommended posting for the UK

DatesUK Services
Tuesday 20 December2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For®
Wednesday 21 December1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For®
Thursday 22 DecemberRoyal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®
Friday 23 DecemberSpecial Delivery Saturday Guaranteed




Recommended posting for international destinations

DatesInternational Economy (formerly known as Surface Mail)
Wednesday 28 SeptemberAll non-European destinations (except Middle East,
South Africa, Far East,the USA and Canada)
Thursday 29 SeptemberMiddle and Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore)
Thursday 13 OctoberSouth Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA and Canada
Thursday 3 NovemberEastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland
Thursday 17 NovemberWestern Europe


DatesInternational Standard (formerly Airmail) and all International Tracking and Signature Services (formerly Airsure® and International Signed For®)
Saturday 3 DecemberCyprus, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia), Turkey, Malta
Thursday 8 DecemberCaribbean, Central & South America
Saturday 10 DecemberGreece, Australia, New Zealand
Wednesday 14 DecemberCzech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
Thursday 15 DecemberCanada, Finland, Sweden, USA
Friday 16 DecemberAustria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Saturday 17 DecemberBelgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg


DatesContract Surface Air Lift
Friday 11 NovemberSouth America, Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Far East, New Zealand, Australia
Friday 18 NovemberUSA, Canada, Middle East



And if there a special or particular item you need to send we also offer our On Board Courier service.

Express Transport Ltd can arrange an onboard courier to hand carry your cargo from your doorstep, on board the plane and to the destination to save valuable time, with worldwide coverage via an international network of partners and agents. The global transportation of small packages or confidential documents of an extremely urgent or sensitive nature. Our experienced couriers accompany your consignment door-to-door, on the next flight out. Providing you with a rapid method of transportation with the safe delivery of your goods guaranteed as the delivery stays in one pair of hands , giving you complete peace of mind.

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