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Royal Mail's last Christmas posting dates for 2020

Royal Mail’s latest recommended posting dates for delivery in the UK in 2020 are:

  • Friday, December 18th for second class mail
  • Monday, December 21st for first class mail

When will Royal Mail not be delivering post?

There will be no delivery and collection service from Christmas Day through to the 28th, as we get an extra day due to Boxing day being on a saturday, however normal service will resume on Tuesday December 29.

On New Year’s Eve and New Year's Day there will be no deliveries or collections.

Posting Overseas


We will be posting out your mail by the dates below, anything that comes in after these dates will be held until normal Royal Mail service resumes after Christmas.

If you want to reach the rest of the world using the International Standard (formerly known as Airmail) service these are the latest recommended posting dates for your diary:
Friday 4th December - Australia and New Zealand

  • Wednesday December 9 for Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central & South America and the Far and Middle East
  • Thursday, December 10 for Cyprus, Canada and Malta.
  •  Friday, December 11 for Greece, Eastern Europe (ex Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia) and Turkey
  • Saturday, December 12 for the Czech Republic, Italy, Poland,  Finland, Sweden and USA
  • Wednesday, December 16 for Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain
  • Friday, December 18 for Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg


Last Amazon posting dates for Christmas 2020


If you are planning on ordering right up until xmas please note that our offices will not be sending out any mail after the 21st December.

We will start to post our mail after Christmas on the 29th, once Royal Mail normal service resumes.

For Amazon, make sure you place your orders before the last posting dates below. 

  • Dates and Times to be confirmed

Parcel force - Last posting dates for international destinations

Last posting dates for our their popular destinations .

Western Europe
Service Last Send by Dates
globalexpress Friday 18th December
globalpriority Friday 11th December - Tuesday 15th December
globalvalue Tuesday 8th December -Tuesday 15th December
USA & Canada
Service Last Send by Dates
globalexpress Friday 18th December
globalpriority Friday 11th December
globalvalue Wednesday 9th December
globaleconomy Friday 30th October
Eastern Europe & rest of the world
Service Last Send by Dates
globalexpress Friday 4th December  - Friday 18th December
globalpriority Wednesday 2nd December - Tuesday 15th December
globalvalue Friday 27th November - Monday 14th December
Ireland (Republic Of)
Service Last Send by Dates
irelandexpress Thursday 17th December


British Forces Post Offices 


The last dates for International Standard HM Forces Mail for British Forces Post Offices (BFPOs) are Monday, November 30 for operational BFPOs, and Monday, December 7 for static BFPOs.