Christmas surface mail - latest dates of posting 2021


The latest dates of posting for surface mail (letters, cards, packets and parcels) intended for delivery before Christmas Day are shown below. 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 shipping services and may be altered at short notice. The public are advised to post earlier than the dates shown. Members of the public may visit the website of Hongkong Post ( on the service availability for overseas destinations before posting.

Destination Latest Posting Date
Asia and the Middle East
Bangladesh November 1
Brunei Darussalam November 9
China, Mainland December 1
India October 28
Indonesia November 10
Israel October 29
Japan October 5
Jordan October 28
Korea November 2
Macao December 1
Malaysia November 18
Myanmar September 28
Nepal October 28
Philippines November 1
Singapore November 9
Taiwan November 11
Thailand November 11
United Arab Emirates November 8
Other destinations in Asia and the Middle East November 4
America (North, Central and South) and the Caribbean
Argentina September 28
Canada September 27
Costa Rica September 28
Cuba October 12
United States September 27
Other destinations in America and the Caribbean September 28
Austria September 28
Belgium October 12
Cyprus October 13
Denmark October 15
Estonia September 28
Finland October 8
France October 6
Germany September 28
Greece October 21
Ireland October 13
Italy September 28
Latvia September 28
Malta October 26
Montenegro September 28
Netherlands September 29
Norway October 11
Poland October 15
Portugal October 12
Serbia September 28
Spain October 15
Sweden October 7
Switzerland September 28
Turkey October 21
United Kingdom October 6
Other destinations in Europe September 28
Australia October 4
Fiji October 11
Nauru October 11
New Zealand October 19
Papua New Guinea October 4
Solomon Islands October 11
Other destinations in Oceania October 19
Egypt November 1
Gambia October 13
Ghana September 28
Mauritius October 25
Reunion October 18
Seychelles September 28
Other destinations in Africa September 28