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Royal Mail's last Christmas posting dates for 2018


Royal Mail’s latest recommended posting dates for delivery in the UK in 2018 are:

  • Tuesday, December 18 for second class mail
  • Thursday, December 20 for first class mail


When will Royal Mail not deliver post?

There will be no delivery and collection service from Christmas Eve through to Boxing day, however normal service will resume on Thursday December 27.

On New Year’s Eve and New Year's Day there will be no deliveries or collections.
In Scotland, January 2 is a bank holiday so there will be no deliveries or collections north of the border.


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:

  • Tuesday, December 4 for Africa and the Middle East
  • Friday, December 7 for Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Malta and Eastern Europe (ex Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
  • Saturday, December 8 for the Caribbean and Central & South America
  • Monday, December 10 for Greece, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand
  • Friday, December 14 for the Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Canada and USA
  • Saturday, December 15 for Finland and Sweden
  • Monday, December 17 for Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain
  • Tuesday, December 18 for Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

 

Last Amazon posting dates for Christmas 2018

 

If you are planning on ordering right up until xmas please note that our offices will not be sending out any mail on the 21st or the 24th, December.

We will start to post our mail after Christmas on the 27th, once Royal Mail normal service resumes.

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

  • Thursday, December 20, order as late as 11.59 pm for No-Rush Delivery.
  • Friday, December 21, order as late as 11.59 pm for Standard Delivery.
  • Sunday, December 23, for One-Day Delivery. Last order time for delivery by Christmas varies by item and location.
  • Monday, December 24, order as late as 12.00 pm for Same-Day (Evening Delivery). This is only available in select areas. 

Parcel force - Last posting dates for international destinations


Last posting dates for our their popular destinations .

Western Europe
Service Last Send by Dates
globalexpress Monday 17th December
globalpriority Thursday 13th December - Friday 14th December
globalvalue Monday 10th December -Thursday 13th December
 
USA & Canada
Service Last Send by Dates
globalexpress Monday 17th December
globalpriority Thursday 13th December
globalvalue Friday 7th December
globaleconomy Monday 15th October
 
Eastern Europe & rest of the world
Service Last Send by Dates
globalexpress Friday 30th November  - Monday 17th December
globalpriority Monday 26th November - Friday 14th December
globalvalue Monday 19th November - Thursday 13th December
 
Ireland (Republic Of)
Service Last Send by Dates
irelandexpress Wednesday 19th December

 

British Forces Post Offices 

 

The last dates for International Standard HM Forces Mail for British Forces Post Offices (BFPOs) are Monday, November 26 for operational BFPOs, and Friday, December 14 for static BFPOs.