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Royal Mail's last Christmas posting dates for 2019

Royal Mail’s latest recommended posting dates for delivery in the UK in 2019 are:

  • Wednesday, December 18 for second class mail
  • Friday, December 20 for first class mail

When will Royal Mail not deliver post?

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 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:

  • Monday December 9 for Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central & South America and the Far and Middle East
  • Tuesday, December 10 for Cyprus and Malta.
  •  Wednesday, December 11 for Eastern Europe (ex Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
  • Thursday, December 12 for Greece, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand
  • Saturday, December 14 for the Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Canada, Finland, Sweden and USA
  • Monday, December 16 for Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain
  • Wednesday, December 18 for Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg


Last Amazon posting dates for Christmas 2019


If you are planning on ordering right up until xmas please note that our offices will not be sending out any mail on the 23rd 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. 

  • 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 Tuesday 17th December
globalpriority Friday 13th December - Monday 16th December
globalvalue Tuesday 10th December -Friday 13th December
USA & Canada
Service Last Send by Dates
globalexpress Tuesday 17th December
globalpriority Monday 16th December
globalvalue Monday 9th December
globaleconomy Tuesday 15th October
Eastern Europe & rest of the world
Service Last Send by Dates
globalexpress Monday 9th December  - Tuesday 17th December
globalpriority Tuesday 26th November - Monday 16th December
globalvalue Friday 29th November - Tuesday 10th December
Ireland (Republic Of)
Service Last Send by Dates
irelandexpress Thursday 19th December


British Forces Post Offices 


The last dates for International Standard HM Forces Mail for British Forces Post Offices (BFPOs) are Monday, November 25 for operational BFPOs, and Friday, December 13 for static BFPOs.