Last Recommended Posting Dates

Last Recommended Posting Dates

Here you'll find all the last recommended posting dates for the Island, UK and Channel Islands, Europe and the rest of the world. Make sure you post before the recommended posting date to ensure your parcels arrive in time for Christmas.

International Standard Services (AirMail)

Monday 9th December

Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Tuesday 10th December

Cyprus, Malta

Wednesday 11th December

Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday 12th December

Australia, Greece, New Zealand and Turkey

Saturday 14th December

Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA

Monday 16th December

Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

Wednesday 18th December

Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

British Forces Post Office (BFPO)

Monday 25th November

Airmail to Operational BFPOs

Friday 13th December

Airmail to Static BFPOs

 Isle of Man, UK and Channel Islands

Friday 20th December

1st Class mail

Friday 20th December

Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed to IOM or UK for delivery on 21st December

Monday 23rd December

Special Delivery to IOM or UK or Channel Islands for delivery on 24th December

With the way the bank holidays fall, try and send your 1st Class items earlier to ensure they arrive before Christmas Day!

Parcelforce (Global Express)

Eastern Europe

Monday 16th December - Tuesday 17th December

Far East, Australasia and Rest of World

Monday 16th December - Tuesday 17th December

USA and Canada

Tuesday 17th December

Western Europe

Tuesday 17th December


Friday 20th December

*Dates vary depending on destination and service chosen, please download the list of countries for specific details

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