Travelling with cash and/or equivalent assets
You have to give notification to Swedish Customs if you are carrying the equivalent of EUR 10,000 or more in cash or equivalent assets when travelling across an EU border.
To prevent money laundering and organised crime, and fight terrorism, you are obliged to give notification when carrying the equivalent of EUR 10,000 or more in cash or equivalent assets when travelling across an EU border. Please note that some EU countries apply the notification duty even when travelling within the EU. Always verify what rules apply for your destination.
Besides notes and coins, “cash and equivalent assets” is also defined as traveller’s cheques, cheques, promissory notes, debt instruments, debentures, shares, money orders and securities.
You give notification to the responsible authority in either the first EU country you enter or the final EU country you exit. In Sweden, the responsible authority is Swedish Customs. You can give notification via the internet or on a form.
Give notification via the internet
Submit your notification via the internet and choose the green lane (“Nothing to declare”) in the surveillance area when you arrive in Sweden. If you gave notification via the internet, you do not have to contact Swedish Customs when you travel out of Sweden. Upon request, you must be able to present your notification number and any permits and other documentation required to fulfil importation or exportation requirements.
Give notification when travelling to or from the EU with
cash and/or equivalent assets
Give notification using a form
Obtain a form in a surveillance area, at a customs office or here on the website. When you arrive in Sweden, you must choose the red lane (“Goods to declare”) in the surveillance area and submit the completed form to Swedish Customs.
When you are travelling out of Sweden, you must submit the form to Swedish Customs at, for example, a customs clearance office at the border or at a so-called red point in the airport.
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