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Travelling with more than 10.000 Euro cash into or from European Union?

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Effective 15 June 2007, all travellers entering or leaving the European Union and carrying € 10.000 or more in cash, its equivalent in other currencies or easily convertible assets (e.g. traveller's cheques, bearer cheques and bonds) must declare the sum to Customs.

Effective 15 June 2007, all travellers entering or leaving the European Union and carrying € 10.000 or more in cash, its equivalent in other currencies or easily convertible assets (e.g. traveller's cheques, bearer cheques and bonds) must declare the sum to Customs. This initiative has been taken to assist the efforts against organized crime and terrorism by combating money laundering and cross-border funding of terrorism. Detailed information as well as the declaration forms in multiple languages are provided by the websites of the European Union Commission as well as German Customs Authorities.

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