Christmas Posting Dates 2019, UK and International Mail

Christmas Posting Dates 2019

Royal Mail Christmas posting dates for 2019 sorted and unsorted UK Mail as well as international mail. NB: Dates are approximate as they are based upon 2018 and actual dates will be published September 2019:

UK Christmas Posting Dates

  • Saturday 14th December Royal Mail Business Mail® Economy Sorted, Advertising Mail® Economy Sorted
  • Wednesday 18th December Royal Mail 48® Sorted and Unsorted, 2nd Class Business Mail® Sorted and Unsorted, 2nd Class Advertising Mail®, 2nd Class Publishing Mail®
  • Friday 20th December Royal Mail 24® Sorted and Unsorted, 1st Class Business Mail® Sorted and Unsorted, 1st Class Advertising Mail®, 1st Class Publishing Mail®, Tracked 48® and Tracked Returns® 48
  • Saturday 21st December Royal Mail Tracked 24®, Publishing Mail® Premium (posted by 01:00)
  • Monday 23rd December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

International Christmas Posting Dates – Airmail

  • Wednesday 4th December Africa, Middle East
  • Saturday 7th December Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)
  • Monday 9th December Caribbean, Central and South America
  • Tuesday 10th December Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand
  • Saturday 14th December Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden and USA
  • Tuesday 17th December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
  • Wednesday 18th December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

For clarification about any of these dates, help with an urgent posting or for any commercial mail advice email or call a helpful member of the team on 0333 772 0946.


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