Travelling with, or sending, cash

Incorrect or incomplete declarations of cash

A Customs officer may search for, seize and retain, cash being carried or sent, into or out of the European Union. Customs may detain your cash if:

  • it has not been declared, or has been incorrectly declared
  • or
  • the declaration is incomplete.

Failure to make a declaration, or making an incorrect or incomplete declaration, is an offence. Failure to comply may result in criminal prosecution and a fine.

Further information

If you require further information, please contact Customs.