Royal Mail Parcels Christmas

Christmas is set to be an odd time of year this year, following a 12 months unlike any other.

The lockdown will be eased slightly to allow households - up to three - to meet, with restrictions and measures eased by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Royal Mail Parcels Christmas

Royal Mail Parcels Christmas Letter

International updates for the Royal Mail service - a round up of any issues which may be affecting mail services to and from countries around the world. Royal Mail shares soared after a record-breaking Christmas put the postal service on track for a profits bonanza. With the pandemic fuelling an internet shopping boom, the delivery firm said it shifted a staggering 496m parcels in the final three months of 2020, an increase of more than 110m on the same period the previous year.

While households can mix indoors, travel restrictions and an inability to meet in large groups mean you will be posting more presents than usual in 2020.

After the coronavirus crisis, the Royal Mail has moved to confirm its domestic and international schedule when it comes to delivering parcels, gifts and packages this December.

We have also rounded up the details from Parcel Force, too, as people scratch off their 'to do' lists and pop stamps on wrapped presents across the land.

The Royal Mail's deadlines for UK and international deliveries can be found below, with information on sending abroad also included for you to peruse.


Royal Mail 2nd Class & 2nd Class Signed For – Friday 18 December

Royal Mail 1st Class & 1st Class Signed For – Monday 21 December

Parcelforce Worldwide – Tuesday 22 December

Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed Parcelforce Worldwide express– Wednesday 23 December

© PA Archive/PA Images Changes could be coming to the way Royal Mail operates


Royal Mail Parcels Christmas

Royal Mail International Economy


Monday 5 October All non-European destinations (except South Africa, Canada, Middle and Far East, USA)

Monday 12 October Middle and Far East, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa

Royal Mail Parcels Christmas Package

Monday 2 November Canada, Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey, USA

Monday 16 November Western Europe

Royal Mail International Standard and International tracking and signature services

Friday 4 December Australia and New Zealand

Wednesday 9 December Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Thursday 10 December Canada, Cyprus and Malta

Friday 11 December Greece, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia) and Turkey

Saturday 12 December Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA

Wednesday 16 December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

Friday 18 December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

HM Forces Mail BFPOs

Airmail to Operational BFPOs – Monday 30 November

Royal Mail Parcel Christmas Delivery

Airmail to Static BFPOs – Monday 7 December

Parcelforce Worldwide: Global Express

Australia – Tuesday 15 December

Russia, New Zealand, China – Wednesday 16 December

Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, USA – Friday 18 December