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2019 International Holiday Shipping Deadlines

By Rob Zaleski
Oct 1, 2019

Announcing the USPS 2019 international holiday shipping deadlines!


The 2019 international holiday shipping deadlines for all carriers have been announced. Get ready to mark your calendars…or simply bookmark this page so you’ll always have these important dates noted! International shipping comes with added turnaround time and the need for customs forms. Plan your shipping service levels now and make sure your customers know when their packages need to ship to make sure their friends and family abroad receive their gifts on time.

Below you’ll find the last USPS shipping date for each destination country to ensure arrival before December 25. Use these dates to set shipping deadlines on your website and to decide if and when to offer free shipping.

International Holiday Shipping Deadlines

International Mail Addressed To:Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG®)***Priority Mail Express International® (PMEI)Priority Mail International® (PMI)First-Class Package International Service®
AFRICA19-Dec7-Dec30-Nov30-Nov
ASIA / PACIFIC RIM19-Dec14-Dec7-Dec7-Dec
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND19-Dec14-Dec7-Dec7-Dec
CANADA19-Dec14-Dec7-Dec7-Dec
CARIBBEAN19-Dec14-Dec7-Dec7-Dec
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA18-Dec7-Dec30-Nov30-Nov
EUROPE19-Dec14-Dec7-Dec7-Dec
MEXICO18-Dec14-Dec7-Dec7-Dec
MIDDLE EAST19-Dec14-Dec7-Dec7-Dec

***Important notes on GXG

  • Cutoff date does not take into account time needed for customs clearance.
  • Please allocate extra transit day(s) for delivery outside major cities.
  • Not a guarantee, unless otherwise noted. Dates are for estimated delivery before December 25. Actual delivery date may vary depending on origin, destination, Post Office acceptance date and time and other conditions.
  • Some restrictions apply.

Looking for domestic 2019 holiday shipping deadlines? Find those here!

USPS 2019 Military Mail Holiday Shipping Deadlines


The holidays are also a time when many of your customers will want to send packages to members of the military serving or stationed overseas. To help ensure their success, you want to make sure you’re in the know for these deadlines. You can also find more information on addressing packages to APO/FPO/DPO here.

Military Mail Addressed To and From:Priority Mail Express Military Service (PMEMS)¹First-Class Mail® Letters and CardsPriority Mail®Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL)²Space Available Mail (SAM)³USPS Retail Ground®
APO/FPO/DPO AE
ZIP 090-092
18-Dec11-Dec11-Dec4-Dec27-Nov6-Nov
APO/FPO/DPO AE
ZIP 093
 N/A9-Dec9-Dec4-Dec27-Nov6-Nov
APO/FPO/DPO AE
ZIPs 094-098
18-Dec11-Dec11-Dec4-Dec27-Nov6-Nov
APO/FPO/DPO AA
ZIP 340
18-Dec11-Dec11-Dec4-Dec27-Nov6-Nov
APO/FPO/DPO AP
ZIPs 962-966
18-Dec11-Dec11-Dec4-Dec27-Nov6-Nov

For some how-to help beyond international holiday shipping deadlines, we suggest reading some of the articles below:

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Rob Zaleski

Content Marketing Manager at ShippingEasy
I'm a digital content and social media nerd with a passion for telling stories, helping connect people, and finding joy in the details.

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