Hongkong Post today (October 30) announced the latest dates of posting for this year's Christmas air mail. While the dates are provisional, they are worked out based on the requirements of overseas postal administrations. These dates and services are subject to availability of flight services and may be altered at short notice. To avoid delay, members of the public are advised to post earlier than the dates shown. As postal services to certain destinations are suspended, members of the public may visit the website of Hongkong Post (www.hongkongpost.hk) to refer to the service types currently available for overseas destinations before posting.
The latest dates of posting for Christmas air mail to some of the major destinations are tabulated below:
|Destinations||Letters and packets||Parcels|
|Australia||November 27||November 27|
|China, Mainland||December 7||December 5|
|Indonesia||November 30||November 28|
|Philippines||December 2||November 28|
|Singapore||December 2||December 1|
|Taiwan||December 8||December 5|
|Thailand||December 9||December 7|
|Argentina||December 3||December 2|
|United States||November 19||*|
|Austria||December 5||December 4|
|France||December 5||December 4|
|Germany||December 5||December 4|
|Netherlands||December 9||December 8|
|Norway||December 2||December 1|
|Poland||December 2||December 2|
|Portugal||December 5||November 30|
|Spain||December 7||December 5|
|Sweden||December 8||November 26|
|Switzerland||December 8||December 7|
|United Kingdom||December 2||*|
* Service is currently under suspension.
Please note that air letter and packet services and air parcel services to the following major destinations are suspended: Brazil, Canada, Japan, Korea, India, Israel, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru and Russia.
Enquiries on the subject can be directed to the Hongkong Post general enquiry hotline at 2921 2222.
A copy of "Christmas Air Mail - Latest Dates of Posting 2020" is attached for information.