Cash

If you have €10 000 or more (or the equivalent in another currency) in cash with you when you enter or leave the EU, you must declare the cash to Customs. You don't need to declare credit cards.

Returning from a trip

I’m arriving from a non-EU country I’m arriving from another EU country

Select below how much cash you have with you

Less than €10 000 €10 000 or more (or the equivalent in another currency)

You don't need to declare the cash to Customs.
Choose the green channel.

Declare the cash to Customs when you arrive in Finland. Print and complete the form. Enclose a copy of your passport or ID card.

Choose the red channel. You can also get the declaration form from the customs office at the border crossing point.

Select below how much cash you have with you

Less than €10 000 €10 000 or more (or the equivalent in another currency)

You don't need to declare the cash to Customs.

Choose the green channel.

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You don't need to declare the cash to Customs.

Choose the green channel.

Going on a trip

I'm travelling to another EU country I’m travelling to a country outside the EU

Select below how much cash you have with you

Less than €10 000 €10 000 or more

You don't need to declare the cash to Customs. Choose the green channel.

In some EU countries, the obligation to declare cash also applies to travellers from other EU countries. The value limit for cash that must be declared may also vary. Check any requirements of the destination country.

You don't need to declare the cash to Customs. Choose the green channel.

In some EU countries, the obligation to declare cash also applies to travellers from other EU countries. The value limit for cash that must be declared may also vary. Check any requirements of the destination country.

Select below how much cash you have with you

Less than €10 000 €10 000 or more

You don't need to declare the cash to Customs.

Choose the green channel.

Submit a declaration to the customs office at the place of exit. Print and complete the form. Enclose a copy of your passport or ID card. You can also get the declaration form from Customs at the border crossing point.

Points to consider

Cash includes notes and coins in circulation as means of payment as well as certain other means of payments, such as cheques and negotiable promissory notes. You don't need to declare credit cards.


The regulation only creates an obligation to declare and does not prohibit or restrict the imports or exports of cash as such.


As a rule, the sanction imposed for failure to comply with the obligation to declare is a fine.


By controlling movements of cash, Finnish Customs aims to detect means transported across the external border of the EU and related to money laundering or financing of terrorism. The number of violations of cash regulations registered by Customs has increased considerably in the in recent years.

At Helsinki Airport and at the border crossing points on the Finnish-Russian border, Customs also uses cash detection dogs.


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