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DHL's last posting dates for Christmas 2020
Posted on 20 November 2020 by

Whether you're a business getting ready for your busiest time of year or simply sending a gift to a loved one, here's the information you need to ensure your documents and parcels arrive before Christmas.

This year our recommended last posting dates are a little earlier than usual due to service adjustments arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Last posting dates

UK: 22 December

Europe: 21 December

Europe non-EU: 18 December

Middle East: 18 December

USA and Canada: 18 December

Africa: 17 December

China: 17 December

Far East: 17 December

Australia and New Zealand: 15 December

Rest of World: 11-16 December


We recommend that you also check our last sending dates for specific countries.


Sending Christmas gifts?

  • At this time of year, we see an increase in prohibited items such as cash, perfume and aftershave, battery packs and Christmas crackers. Please check what you can and can’t send with DHL as parcels containing prohibited items will be stopped. When a parcel is stopped, it will be held for collection at your local DHL Service Centre.
  • In line with UK Aviation Security regulations, wrapped gifts will be opened for inspection by a qualified DHL employee and then resealed as carefully as possible.


* All dates are DHL recommended but deliveries are NOT guaranteed and are subject to DHL's Terms and Conditions of Carriage. Deliveries to remote destinations may take longer.

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