2021 USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

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October 18, 2021

The USPS has announced their 2021 holiday shipping deadlines. Below are the final dates to send items to be delivered prior to December 25th, 2021. For more carriers’ deadlines, head to our 2021 holiday shipping deadlines blog.

USPS Domestic Shipping Deadlines

USPS ServiceShipping Deadline
Retail Ground™ Wednesday, Dec. 15th, 2021
First Class Mail® Friday, Dec. 17th, 2021
Priority Mail® Saturday, Dec. 18th, 2021
Priority Mail Express® Thursday, Dec. 23rd, 2021

Other Domestic USPS Options

Shipping to military addresses and to/from Alaska and Hawaii have slightly different wait times despite still being classified as domestic addresses. You can find more information on them below.

APO/FPO/DPO Shipping Deadlines

To/From 
APO/FPO/DPo 
First Class MailPriority MailPriority Mail Express
AE ZIPs 090-092Thursday, Dec. 9thThursday, Dec. 9thThursday, Dec. 9th
AE ZIP 093 Thursday, Dec. 9thThursday, Dec. 9thn/a
AE ZIPs 094-098 Thursday, Dec. 9thThursday, Dec. 9thThursday, Dec. 16
AA ZIP 340 Thursday, Dec. 9thThursday, Dec. 9thThursday, Dec. 16
AP ZIPs 962-966Thursday, Dec. 9thThursday, Dec. 9thThursday, Dec. 16

From Hawaii

From Hawaii ToFirst ClassPriorityPriority Express
US Mainland Friday, Dec. 17th 2021 Tuesday, Dec. 21st, 2021
Hawaii Monday, Dec. 20th, 2021Friday, Dec. 22nd, 2021

From Alaska

USPS ServiceShipping Deadline
First Class Mail® Friday, Dec.  17th, 2021
Priority Mail® Saturday, Dec. 19th, 2021
Priority Mail Express® Tuesday, Dec. 21st, 2021

International Shipping Deadlines

Shipping to international locations takes a little longer. Below are the final dates you can expect to be able to ship out packages to international recipients in the following locations.

Ship To RegionFirst Class Mail InternationalPriority Mail InternationalPriority Mail Express International
CanadaMonday, Dec. 6th, 2021Monday, Dec. 13th, 2021Wednesday, Dec. 22nd, 2021
MexicoMonday, Dec. 6th, 2021Monday, Dec. 6th, 2021Wednesday, Dec. 22nd, 2021
EuropeMonday, Dec. 6th, 2021Monday, Dec. 6th, 2021Tuesday, Dec. 21st, 2021
Australia/New ZealandService SuspendedService SuspendedService Suspended
Asia/Pacific RimMonday, Dec. 6th, 2021Monday, Dec. 6th, 2021Monday, Dec. 20th, 2021
Central & South AmericaMonday, Nov. 29th, 2021Monday, Nov. 29th, 2021Monday, Dec. 20th, 2021
CaribbeanMonday, Dec. 6th, 2021Monday, Dec. 6th, 2021Tuesday, Dec. 21st, 2021
AfricaMonday, Nov. 29th, 2021Monday, Nov. 29th, 2021Monday, Dec. 20th, 2021
Middle EastMonday, Dec. 6th, 2021Monday, Dec. 6th, 2021Monday, Dec. 20th, 2021