International Christmas parcel delivery schedule

Please see below our last dates for sending parcels internationally this Christmas. The dates are all based on our Air/Express service.

Last collection/depot drop off dates for International parcel delivery pre Christmas*

Top 10 European Cut Off Dates Top 10 Rest of the World Cut Off Dates
Country Last date for sending a parcel Country Last date for sending a parcel
Germany Tue 19/12/2017 United States Mon 18/12/2017
France Tue 19/12/2017 Australia Mon 18/12/2017
Spain Tue 19/12/2017 New Zealand Fri 15/12/2017
Italy Tue 19/12/2017 Canada Mon 18/12/2017
Netherlands Tue 19/12/2017 Japan Wed 13/12/2017
Sweden Tue 19/12/2017 China Fri 15/12/2017
Portugal Tue 19/12/2017 Hong Kong Mon 18/12/2017
Finland Mon 18/12/2017 South Africa Wed 13/12/2017
Belgium Tue 19/12/2017 Taiwan Mon 18/12/2017
Austria Tue 19/12/2017 Thailand Mon 18/12/2017

*Please note that bookings need to be made at least 24 hours in advance of the collection date listed in the table and below. All dates are based on our Air/Express service. When sending to non-EU countries, these times do not include delays that may be possible for Customs clearance.

Final Dates for all countries

Weds 6th December


Fri 8th December

Kiribati, Syria, Yemen

Mon 11th December

American Samoa, Aruba, Belarus, Bolivia, Central African Rep, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Honduras (Rep.), Kazakhstan, Korea (D.P.R of North), Micronesia (Fed. States of), Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, Vanuatu

Tues 12th December

Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chad, Chile, Congo, Djibouti, Fiji, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Libya, Macedonia (Rep. of), Montserrat, Venezuela, Zimbabwe

Weds 13th December

Algeria, Andorra, Antigua, Argentina, Bermuda, Botswana, Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Comoros Islands, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lesotho, Macau, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland

Fri 15th December

Angola, Armenia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bhutan, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China (People’s Rep.), Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Dominica, Eritrea, Georgia, Grenada, Guinea (Rep), Haiti, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Korea (Rep. of South), Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Niger, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Virgin Islands US, Zambia

Mon 18th December

Albania, Anguilla, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belize, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Rep., Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Finland, French Guiana, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guyana, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Laos (Peoples Dem. Rep.), Lebanon, Liberia, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Rep. of), Montenegro (Rep. of), Morocco, Netherlands Antilles, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Romania, Serbia (Rep. of), Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Virgin Islands (British)

Tues 19th December 

Austria, Belgium, Channel Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greenland, Hungary, Ireland (Rep. of), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands,  Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia.

All of our International Delivery Rates can be seen here.

Please see our UK Christmas delivery schedule here


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