I read on the European Commission website that if I bring more than €10000 with me when I leave the EU on a flight, then I have to make a declaration at the customs.

In this case, is there any tax or charge that I need to pay? If so, how much?


No. It's merely a reporting requirement, as an anti-money-laundering / drug-trade provision. You will be asked where and how you obtained the money.

The country you are traveling to will likely also ask you to declare the cash, and may ask questions about it.

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  • and it's a good idea to declare it, in Italy they take half of the money on the spot if you don't. – Formagella Jun 28 '15 at 21:44
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    Thank you. Could you say from where you got this information, please? – Celia Jun 29 '15 at 11:45

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