Hongkong Post

09/18/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/18/2023 02:07

Christmas surface mail - latest dates of posting 2023

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 for reference information only. 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 web page at (www.hongkongpost.hk/en/about_us/whats_new/index.html) on the service availability for overseas destinations before posting.

Destination Latest posting date
Asia and the Middle East
Bangladesh October 30
Brunei Darussalam (surface parcel)* November 2
India October 30
Indonesia November 8
Israel October 30
Japan October 3
Jordan November 1
Korea October 31
Macao November 30
Malaysia November 16
Myanmar September 27
Nepal October 30
Singapore November 7
Taiwan November 9
Thailand November 9
The Mainland November 29
The Philippines October 30
United Arab Emirates November 6
Vietnam November 3
Other destinations in Asia and the Middle East October 30

*Surface letter and packet services suspended

Destination Latest posting date
Central, South and North America
Argentina October 4
Canada October 9
Costa Rica (surface parcel)* September 25
Cuba October 11
El Salvador October 13
Guatemala October 4
Paraguay October 4
The United States October 3
Other destinations in Central, South and North America October 4

*Surface letter and packet services suspended

Destination Latest posting date
Austria October 4
Belgium October 11
Cyprus October 5
Denmark October 13
Estonia October 4
Finland October 6
France October 18
Germany October 4
Gibraltar October 13
Greece October 20
Ireland October 9
Italy October 4
Latvia October 4
Lithuania October 11
Malta October 24
Montenegro (surface parcel)* October 4
Netherlands October 11
Norway October 10
Poland October 13
Portugal October 11
Serbia October 4
Spain October 13
Sweden October 5
Switzerland October 4
Türkiye October 20
United Kingdom October 4
Other destinations in Europe October 4

*Surface letter and packet services suspended

Destination Latest posting date
Australia October 6
Fiji October 10
Nauru October 13
New Zealand October 3
Papua New Guinea October 6
Solomon Islands October 6
Other destinations in Oceania October 3
Destination Latest posting date
Egypt October 20
Gambia (surface parcel)* October 11
Ghana October 4
Mauritius October 24
Reunion (surface letter and packet)# October 16
Seychelles October 4
Sierra Leone October 4
South Africa October 31
Tunisia October 12
Other destinations in Africa October 4

*Surface letter and packet services suspended
#Surface parcel service suspended