When should a declaration be filed?

Are you entering or leaving the EU with € 10,000 or more in liquid assets? In that case, you ARE required to file a declaration with Dutch Customs if you:

  • are NOT arriving directly from one of these countries or regions, or
  • are NOT travelling directly from the Netherlands to one of these countries or regions.

When you leave the flight or ship on which you entered the Netherlands, and are arriving from a country or region outside of the EU, you must file a declaration in the Netherlands. You must also file a declaration in the Netherlands before you board the flight or the ship on which you travel to a country or region outside of the EU.

Please note!

Exception: Are you travelling on a ship in a fixed scheduled service directly to another country or region of the European Union? Example: Hoek van Holland (the Netherlands) to Harwick (Great Britain). In that case, you do not need to file a declaration.

EU countries and territories for rules about bringing money across the border

EU countries and territories for rules about bringing money across the border are:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France (Including the French overseas departments Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Réunion and Mayotte and Saint-Martin)
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal (Including the Azores and Madeira)
  • Rumania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain (Including the Canary Islands (Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Gomera, Hierro and La Palma), the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Formentera and Ibiza) and Ceuta and Melila)
  • Sweden
  • The United Kingdom

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