Obligation to declare cash – failure to do so can result in a fine. What has to be done?
Information on the obligation to declare cash in amounts of EUR 10,000 or more carried by travellers entering or leaving the territory of the European Community
From June 15, 2007, 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 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.
Travellers are required to comply with the obligation to declare cash by Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 1889/2005 of the European Parliament and the Council of 28th October 2005, which is applicable throughout the European Community and not only in the Federal Republic of Germany. Noncompliance of the obligation constitutes an offence, punishable by fine.
In Germany, it is the task of the customs administration to monitor the compliance of the obligation by customs checks.
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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