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Customs and cash declarations

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04.12.2017 - Article

We do not want you to experience any unpleasant surprises when you cross the borders of the European Union during a journey. Learn here which goods are tax/duty-free, and which customs regulations you must observe. Website of the Central Customs Authority 


Anybody entering the European Community from, or leaving it for Non-Member States - so called third countries - and carrying cash with a total value of EUR 10,000 per person or more is required to declare the cash to the competent national authorities. In Germany, the declaration is to be lodged in writing with the customs administration. The non-declaration or the false declaration of cash carried can result in a substantial fine of up to one million euros.

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