Royal Mail announces recommended latest Christmas posting dates for economy surface mail to Eastern and Western Europe.

  • Royal Mail announces latest Christmas posting dates for International Economy surface mail for Europe to ensure cards, letters and parcels arrive in time for Christmas Day
  • Latest recommended posting date for surface mail to Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland, is Thursday 2 November 2017
  • Economy Surface cards and parcels to Western Europe including France, Germany and Italy must be in the Royal Mail system by Thursday 16 November 2017, if parcels and cards are to arrive in time for Christmas Day

Royal Mail announces its latest recommended posting dates for Christmas for international economy surface mail services to deliver letters, cards and parcels to Eastern and Western Europe.

Royal Mail has been planning Christmas since the beginning of the year and Christmas has already kicked off with economy surface mail posting dates.

Economy Surface mail to Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland must be in the Royal Mail system by Thursday 2 November 2017, if parcels and cards are to arrive in time for Christmas Day.

Economy mail to the rest of Western Europe including France, Germany and Italy should be posted by Thursday 16 November 2017 to arrive in time for the Festive Season.

Andy Pickering, head of network, Royal Mail, said; “Economy surface mail products provide value for money for those sending cards, letters and parcels to Europe. In the modern world, it is easy to forget that it can still take a long time to reach some destinations by land and sea.  We don’t want anyone to be disappointed if they are waiting for Christmas mail.  As always, we urge customers to post all mail as early as possible as Royal Mail builds up to its busiest time of year. “

Airmail recommended posting dates for around the globe are typically in early December and will be announced at a later date.