Obligation to declare cash or equivalent funds on entering, leaving or travelling within the EU

Any person holding cash or equivalent funds to the value of € 10,000 or more entering Germany from a country outside the European Union or leaving Germany for such a country is obliged to declare these funds to the relevant German customs authority in writing and without being prompted. Complying with this requirement is being checked by customs officers at border points and within Germany. In cases of failure or false information in connection with the declaration of the funds, a sizeable penalty fee may be imposed.

Any person holding cash or equivalent funds to the value of € 10,000 or more entering Germany from a member state of the European Union or leaving Germany for such a country is obliged to declare these funds to the relevant German customs authority verbally and on request. Complying with this requirement is being checked by customs officers at border points and within Germany. In cases of failure or false information in connection with the declaration of the funds, a sizeable penalty fee may be imposed.

For more information, please go to

http://www.konsularinfo.diplo.de/Vertretung/konsularische/de/01/Zoll__Steuer/__Zollvorschriften.html

Questions should be directed to the following contact address:

Informations- und Wissensmanagement Zoll
Postfach 100761
01077
Dresden
Ph. +49-351-44834-510
Email:
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Fax: +49-351-44834-590

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