Country sending guides

Send parcels and mail to over 230 countries and territories with Royal Mail

Country sending guides

Send parcels and mail to over 230 countries and territories with Royal Mail

Check out our country guides below for all the information you need to send parcels and mail around the world. You can choose from a range of services based on price, security or speed.

Check what you’re allowed to send with prohibited and restricted item guides, and learn the best way to write the address for your destination.

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World zones effective from 4 April 2022

Map of Royal Mail's International Zones

Our new European Zones 1/2/3 consist of countries across Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia and are split as follows:


Republic of Ireland France
Germany Corsica
Denmark Monaco



Austria Latvia
Azores Lithuania
Balaeric Islands Luxembourg
Belgium Madeira
Bulgaria Malta
Canary Islands Netherlands
Croatia Poland
Cyprus Portugal
Czech Republic Romania
Estonia Slovakia
Finland Slovenia
Greece Spain
Hungary Sweden



Albania Moldova
Andorra Montenegro
Armenia North Macedonia
Azerbaijan Norway
(including Spitzbergen)
Belarus Russia
Bosnia & Herzegovina San Marino
Faroe Islands Serbia
Georgia Switzerland
Gibraltar Tajikistan
Greenland Turkey
Iceland Turkmenistan
Kazakhstan Ukraine
Kosovo Uzbekistan
Kyrgyzstan Vatican City State


Covers all countries, not defined as being in Europe, World Zone 2 or World Zone 3.

World Zone 1 generally covers countries in North America (excluding the USA), South America, Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and South East Asia.

This zone covers the following territories:

Australia Belau British Indian Ocean Territory Christmas Island (Indian Ocean)
Christmas Island (Pacific Ocean) Cocos Islands Cook Island Coral Sea Island
Fiji French Polynesia French South Antarctic Territory Keeling
Kiribati Macao Nauru Island New Caledonia
New Zealand New Zealand Antarctic Territory Niue Island Norfolk Island
Norwegian Antarctic Territory Papua New Guinea People's Democratic Republic of Laos Pitcairn Island
Republic of Singapore Solomon Islands Tahiti Tokelau Islands
Tonga Tuvalu US Samoa Western Samoa

This zone consists of the USA.

What can I send?

Check the list of what you can and can't send in the mail
Restrictions and prohibitions

International size and weight guide

Check the size and weight limits for letters, large letters, parcels and tubes
Size and weight guide

Don't forget your customs form

If you're sending an item abroad you'll need a customs form
Customs information

Service Updates

Check our International Bulletin for the latest service updates
International Bulletin