I’m a first time international traveler going for a holiday in Spain for 10 days and I’ll be carrying with me 5k euros in cash. I’m worried I’ll be held by customs or questioned. I don’t know either if I need to declare the amount at customs, not just the Spanish customs. I will transit in Turkey and am unaware of all the procedures involved in different countries.
I thought about sending myself the cash through Western Union, but Western Union’s agents informed me that the cash may be held by other agents abroad (e.g, because of local legal policies) and I may not necessarily be able to collect it upon arrival.
I do not want my money to be seized by customs for whatever reason and at the same time I don’t want to give my money to Western Union and then failing to collect it. My credit card charges a high percentage for international transactions.
How do I get through customs without any problems while carrying this amount?