Royal Mail’s latest recommended posting dates for delivery by Christmas 2019.
When are the last Christmas posting dates for UK Royal Mail?
Wednesday, December 18 for second-class mail
Friday, December 20 for first-class mail
Monday, December 23 for special delivery
When are the last Christmas posting dates for abroad for Royal Mail?
If you were hoping to send your post and parcels abroad with Royal Mail by International Economy post, you’re going to be disappointed. The last postage dates for this class of mail leaving the UK were back in October and early November.
However, there is still time to send your mail abroad in time for Christmas if you send it by Royal Mail’s International Standard, International tracking or signature services.
Monday 9 December – Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East
Tuesday 10 December – Cyprus, Malta
Wednesday 11 December – Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)
Thursday 12 December – Australia, Greece, New Zealand and Turkey
Saturday 14 December – Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
Monday 16 December – Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Wednesday 18 December – Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
When will Royal Mail not be delivering mail?
There will be no delivery and collection service from Christmas Day through to Boxing day, however, normal service will resume on Friday, December 27.
On 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.