Cash

If you have cash worth €10 000 or more with you when you enter or leave the EU, you must submit a cash declaration form to Customs.

Import or export of cash is not forbidden or restricted as such.

What is cash?

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. Credit cards are not considered cash.

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

Cash worth less than €10 000 Cash worth €10 000 or more

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

Cash worth less than €10 000 Cash worth €10 000 or more

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

Cash worth less than €10 000 Cash worth €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

Cash worth less than €10 000 Cash worth €10 000 or more

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

Choose the green channel.

Submit a cash declaration form 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

You may be fined. You may also be subject to criminal investigation and legal proceedings. 


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. 

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


Contact us

Contact Customs Information Mon to Fri 8 am–4.15 pm

Please have a look at the frequently asked questions.

If you have a question about the arrival of parcels, its contents or the handling fee, please contact Posti.

Customs Information Service