If you plan to enter or leave the EU with € 10 000 or more in cash, you must declare it to customs.
In this section, you will read more about the rules about travelling with large amounts of cash.
On 21 December 2016, the European Commission proposed new rules on cash controls.
After discussions between the Council, Parliament and the Commission, the Council and Parliament provisionally agreed on the proposed text on May 23 of 2018.
On October 2 of 2018, the Council formally adopted the proposed text.
Any person entering or leaving the EU with €10 000 or more in cash.
Cash is not only currency. There are other items which are considered cash.
If you plan to enter or leave the EU with € 10 000 or more in cash you must declare it to customs.
Most Member States use a harmonized declaration form that should be used.
The cash can be detained or seized. National legislation sets penalties applicable in case of not declaring or falsely declaring.
Regulation (EC) No 1889/2005 of the European Parliament and the Council of 26 October 2005 on controls of cash entering or leaving the Community.
Confidentiality of the data provided is guaranteed in order to protect your security hen carrying cash.
A leaflet provides information on the cash control rules in 15 widely spoken languages (6 EU and 9 non-EU languages).