Royal Mail recommended last posting dates

27 November, 2018

Christmas 2018 - Royal Mail recommended last posting dates

Want to ensure that your cards and gifts arrive in time for Christmas? Royal Mail have published their recommended domestic and international last posting dates for Christmas 2018.

Make sure to check the dates below and post any mail before the recommended posting date, so that it arrives in plenty of time before the big day.


Last Posting Date Service
Tuesday 18th December 2nd Class | Royal Mail Signed For 2nd Class
Thursday 20th December 1st Class | Royal Mail Signed For 1st Class | Royal Mail Tracked 48®
Friday 21st December Royal Mail Tracked 24®
Saturday 22nd December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed


Last Posting Date Destination
Tuesday 4th December Africa, Middle East
Friday 7th December Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe
(except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Saturday 8th December Caribbean, Central and South America
Friday 14th December Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland and USA
Saturday 15th December Finland and Sweden
Monday 17th December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland
Tuesday 18th December Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg