Customs Cash Limits

How Much Cash Can You Carry On A Plane

If you thinking of flying with money you need to check how much cash you can take on your flight. This will depend on what country your are flying from and where you are going.

You can use our handy guide find customs cash limits for the country you are travelling to. Data supplied by the IATA Travel center.​

Worldwide Currency Import Regulations Tool

Afganistan

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Afghani-AFA): in banknotes or coins up to AFA 50,000.-. Foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared. For amounts over AFA 1,000,000.- and "Ansari Application Form" is required.

Albania

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Albanian Lek-ALL): prohibited. Foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Albanian Lek-ALL): prohibited. Foreign currencies: up to USD 5,000.- or up to the amounts imported and declared on arrival.

Algeria

Currency Import regulations:

Foreign currencies: unlimited, to be changed at the nearest bank.

Currency Export regulations:

Foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared. It is necessary to submit the currency declaration issued on arrival. Declaration of exchange to be presented upon departure.

Andorra

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Angola

Currency Import regulations:

1. Local currency (Kwanza-AOA): up to AOA 50,000.- for residents and non-residents.
2. Foreign currencies: up to USD 15,000.- or equivalent (residents) and up to USD 10,000.- or equivalent (non-residents).

Currency Export regulations:

1. Local currency (Kwanza-AOA): up to AOA 50,000.- for residents and non-residents.
2. Foreign currencies:
a. Residents (18 years of age and above): up to USD 15,000.- or equivalent;
b. Residents (below 18 years of age): up to USD 5,000.- or equivalent;
c. Non Residents (18 years of age and above): up to USD 10,000.- or equivalent;
d. Non Residents (below 18 years of age): up to USD 3,000.- or equivalent. Exempt:
a. If holding a letter (certified by B.N.A./D.O.I.) from a company or entity which took care of payment of all expenses during stay in Angola: foreign currencies up to the amount imported.
b. Amounts left with receipts of bills paid or money exchange vouchers.

Anguilla

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (East Caribbean Dollar-XCD) and foreign currencies: unlimited, if a declaration has been made upon arrival.

Antigua and Barbuda

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency East Caribbean Dollar (XCD) and foreign currencies: up to USD 10,000.- or equivalent. Higher amounts must have been declared on arrival.

Argentina

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Argentine Peso-ARS) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared. Gold must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Argentine Peso-ARS) and foreign currencies: prohibited unless exportation is made through authorized financial and foreign exchange entities, for amounts above: -USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) for travelers aged over 21 or independent minors; or -USD 2,000.- (or equivalent) for travelers aged between 16 and 21 years; or -USD 1,000.- (or equivalent) for travelers aged under 16 years.

Armenia

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Armenian Dram - AMD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. Cash in amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- or equivalent must be declared. Exempt from cash import declaration are passengers arriving from the Eurasian Customs Union ( Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russian Fed.)

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Armenian Dram -AMD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions up to USD 10,000.-or equivalent. Warning: More than USD 10,000- must be transferred via a bank. Exempt are passengers departing to the Eurasian Customs Union ( Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russian Fed.)

Aruba

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Aruban Florin-AWG) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts exceeding AWG 20,000.- (USD 11,000.- or equivalent) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Aruban Florin-AWG) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts exceeding AWG 20,000.- (USD 11,000.- or equivalent) must be declared.

Australia

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Australian Dollar-AUD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions up to AUD 10,000.- (or equivalent in freely convertible currency). Warning: Any amount of Australian or foreign currency in coins and bank notes exceeding AUD 10,000.-(or equivalent in freely convertible currency) has to be declared in a Cross Border Movement Report (CBMR) . Other than coins and bank notes: travelers entering/departing Australia must declare, if requested, any of the following Bearer Negotiable Instrument (BNI): bills of exchange; cheques; promissory notes; bearer bonds; traveler's cheques; money orders, postal orders or similar orders; negotiable instruments not covered by any of the above paragraphs.

Austria

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as per Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Azerbaijan

Currency Import regulations:

1. Residents: a. Local currency (New Azeri Manat-AZN): allowed, if the amount has been declared on the customs declaration when leaving the country. b. Foreign currencies: up to USD 10,000.- or equivalent. Higher amounts must be declared. 2. Non-residents: Foreign currencies: up to USD 10,000.- or equivalent. Higher amounts must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

1. Residents: a. Local currency (New Azeri Manat-AZN): no restrictions if the amount is declared on departure. b. Foreign currencies: max. USD 10,000.- (or equivalent). All amounts higher than USD 1,000.- are subject to tax (1%). Amounts higher than USD 10,000.- have to be approved by the Central Bank of Azerbaijan. 2. Non-residents: up to the amount imported and declared (proof of import must be presented otherwise a max. of USD 1,000.- may be exported).

Bahamas

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Bahamian Dollar - BSD): not permitted. Foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Bahamian Dollar - BSD): banknotes: a max. of BSD 200.- per person, higher amounts require permission of the Central Bank of the Bahamas; coins: no restrictions. Foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Bahrain

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Bahrain Dinar-BHD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions . Passengers arriving/departing Bahrain can be requested by the Customs or Security Authorities to disclose the value of any local or foreign currencies, gold or other negotiable instruments that are in their possession.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Bahrain Dinar-BHD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions . Passengers arriving/departing Bahrain can be requested by the Customs or Security Authorities to disclose the value of any local or foreign currencies, gold or other negotiable instruments that are in their possession.

Bangladesh

Currency Import regulations:

1. Residents: a. Local currency (Bangladesh Taka-BDT): up to BDT 100.-. b. Foreign currencies: no limit. 2. Non Residents: a. Local currency: up to BDT 100.-. b. Foreign currencies: no limit. Amounts over USD 5,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

1. Residents: a. Local currency (Bangladesh Taka-BDT): up to BDT 100.-. b. Foreign currencies: up to USD 25.- or equivalent. Higher amounts must be endorsed on the passport by Bangladesh Bank/Authorized Dealers in foreign exchange. 2. Non Residents: a. Local currency: up to BDT 100.-. b. Foreign currencies: up to USD 150.- or equivalent. Higher amounts if declared on arrival.

Barbados

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Barbadian Dollar-BBD): no restrictions, if declared on arrival. Foreign currencies: no restrictions if declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

1. Residents: a. Local currency (Barbadian Dollar-BBD): up to BBD 200.-. b. Foreign currencies: up to the equivalent of BBD 1,500.-. 2. Non-residents: a. Local currency (Barbadian Dollar-BBD): prohibited. b. Foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared.

Belarus

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Belarus Ruble - BYR)(Belarus Ruble - BYN) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts over USD 10,000.- or equivalent must be declared. Effective up to and including 31 December 2016 the old and new Belarus Ruble will be in circulation.

Currency Export regulations:

Foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared. Foreign banknotes and coins must be exported within 2 months after import.

Belgium

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: 1. No restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . 2. If arriving from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Belize

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Belize Dollar-BZD) BZD and foreign currencies: up to BZD 10,000.- or equivalent. Higher amounts must be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Belize Dollar-BZD) and foreign currencies: up to BZD 10,000.- or equivalent. In case of higher amounts: up to the amount imported and declared.

Benin (Republic)

Currency Import regulations:

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Currency Export regulations:

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Bermuda

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Bermudian Dollar-BMD) and foreign currencies: up to BMD 10,000.- or equivalent. Higher amounts must be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Bermudian Dollar-BMD) and foreign currencies: up to BMD 10,000.- or equivalent. In case of higher amounts: up to the amount imported and declared.

Bhutan

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency is Bhutan Ngultrum - BTN. However, Indian Rupee (INR) is also in use. Foreign currency: up to a max. of USD 10,000.- (or equivalent). Foreign hard currency like USD, JPY, GBP, EUR, CHF, AUD, HKD, SGD will be acceptable at the Bank of Bhutan.

Bolivia

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Bolivian Boliviano-BOB) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Bolivian Boliviano-BOB) and foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared.

Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency: (US dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- or its equivalent must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency: (US dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- or its equivalent must be declared.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Convertible Mark - BAM) up to BAM 200,000.-. Foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Botswana

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Botswana Pula-BWP) and foreign currencies: no restrictions, if declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Botswana Pula-BWP): up to BWP 50.-. Foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared.

Brazil

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Brazilian Real-BRL) and foreign currency: no restrictions up to BRL 10,000. - or equivalent. Amounts higher than BRL 10,000. - or equivalent: must be declared.

Brunei Darussalam

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Brunei Dollar-BND): no restrictions. Foreign currencies: 1. Banknotes of Singapore: up to the equivalent of BND 1,000.- no restrictions between Brunei Darussalam/Singapore on direct import/export of currency. 2. Banknotes of India: Prohibited; 3. Other foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

1. Residents: a. Local currency (Brunei Dollar-BND) and Singapore currency banknotes: up to BND 1,000.- or equivalent. (no restrictions on direct import/export of Brunei Darussalam and Singapore currency notes from/to Singapore). b. Foreign currencies: -. Sterling notes up to GBP 15.-. -. Other currencies to a maximum of BND 350.-. Higher amounts in traveler's cheques or letters of credit. 2. Non residents: a. Local currency and Singapore currency banknotes: up to BND 1,000.- or equivalent (no restrictions on direct import/export of Brunei Darussalam and Singapore currency notes from/to Singapore); b. Other foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared.

Bulgaria

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Bulgarian new Leva - BGN) and foreign currencies: 1. No restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . 2. If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Burkina Faso

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (CFA Franc-XOF) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents: Local currency (CFA Franc-XOF) and foreign currencies: 1. Up to XOF 400,000.- or equivalent for commercial travel. 2. Up to XOF 175,000.- or equivalent for other purposes. Non-Residents: Local currency and foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared.

Burundi

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Burundese Franc-BIF): up to BIF 2000.-. Foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Cambodia

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Up to a max. of USD 10,000.- or equivalent is allowed. Exceeding amounts must be declared on arrival.

Cameroon

Currency Import regulations:

1. Residents: a. Local currency (CFA Franc-XAF) if arriving from: - The French monetary area there are no restrictions. - Outside the French monetary area: up to XAF 20,000.-. b. Foreign currencies: no restrictions. 2. Non-Residents: a. Local currency: up to XAF 20,000.-. b. Foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (CFA Franc-XAF). If coming for: 1. Touristic purposes: up to XAF 20,000.- per journey. 2. Business purposes: up to XAF 450,000.- per journey. Foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Canada

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Canadian Dollar-CAD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions up to CAD 10,000.-. Amounts equal to or greater than CAD 10,000.- must be declared.

Cape Verde Islands

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Cape Verde Escudo - CVE): prohibited. Foreign currencies: no restrictions, if the amounts imported are declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Cape Verde Escudo - CVE): prohibited. Foreign currencies are allowed up to the equivalent of CVE 20,000.- unless a higher amount has been declared on arrival.

Cayman Islands

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Cayman Isl. Dollar-KYD): no restrictions. Foreign currencies: Jamaican currency: up to JAD 20. - per person. Other foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Cayman Isl. Dollar-KYD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Central African Republic

Currency Import regulations:

1. Local currency (CFA Franc-XAF): a. From Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal or Togo: no restrictions. b. From other countries: up to an amount of XAF 75,000.- (if re-imported: unlimited). 2. Foreign currencies: no restrictions, if declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

1. Residents: a. Local currency (CFA Franc-XAF): - To countries of the French monetary area: unlimited. - To other countries: up to an amount of XAF 75,000.-. b. Foreign currencies: - To countries of the French monetary area: apply to the "Office des Changes". - To other countries: up to an amount of XAF 150,000.- per year. 2. Non-Residents: a. Local currency: - To Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo: no restrictions. - To other countries of the French monetary area: up to an amount of XAF 75,000.-. b. Foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared.

Chad

Currency Import regulations:

1. Residents: a. Local currency (CFA Franc-XAF) and foreign currencies: -If coming from a country in the French monetary area: no restrictions, -If coming from other countries: up to the amounts exported. 2. Non-Residents: a. Local currency: no restrictions. b. Foreign currencies: no restrictions, if declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

1. Residents: a. Local currency (CFA Franc-XAF): - If traveling to a country in the French monetary area: no restrictions. - If traveling to other countries: up to XAF 10,000.-. b. Foreign currencies: up to the equivalent of XAF 100,000.- a year. 2. Non-Residents: a. Local currency: up to XAF 10,000.-. b. Foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared.

Chile

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Chilean Peso-CLP) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Chilean Peso-CLP) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- must be declared.

China

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Chinese Ren Min Bi-CNY): max. CNY 20,000.- in cash. Foreign currencies: Amounts exceeding USD 5,000.- in cash must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Chinese Ren Min Bi-CNY): max. CNY 20,000.- in cash. Foreign currencies: Amounts exceeding USD 5,000.- in cash must be declared.

Colombia

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Colombian Peso-COP) and foreign currencies: up to USD 10,000.- or equivalent. Amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- must be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

RESIDENTS: 1. if under 15 years of age: local currency (Colombian Peso-COP): up to COP 5,642.- per day of stay abroad (max. COP 169,260.- per year) or foreign currencies: up to USD 35.- or equivalent per day of stay abroad (max. USD 1050.- or equivalent per year); 2. if 15 years of age or over: local currency: up to COP 11,284.- per day of stay abroad (max. 338,520.- per year) or foreign currencies: up to USD 70.- or equivalent per day of stay abroad (max. USD 2,100.- or equivalent per year). NON-RESIDENTS: Local currency and foreign currencies: up to USD 10,000.- or equivalent. Amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- must be declared on arrival.

Comores Islands

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (CFA Franc-KMF) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (CFA Franc-KMF) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Congo (Dem. Rep.)

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Franc Congolais - CDF): amounts up to USD 10,000.-, or equivalent in CDF are allowed.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Franc Congolais - CDF): prohibited. Foreign currency: no restrictions.

Cook Islands

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (New Zealand Dollar-NZD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts exceeding NZD 10,000.-, or equivalent (incl. Bearer Negotiable Instruments - (BNI)) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (New Zealand Dollar-NZD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts exceeding NZD 10,000.-, or equivalent (incl. Bearer Negotiable Instruments (BNI)) must be declared.

Costa Rica

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Costa Rican Colón-CRC): no restrictions. Foreign currencies: no restrictions, but only US Dollars are accepted for exchange.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Costa Rican Colón-CRC) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Cote d'Ivoire

Currency Import regulations:

RESIDENTS: Local currency (CFA Franc-XOF): unlimited. Foreign currencies: Euro - EUR: unlimited; other currencies: declaration required (currencies declared to be exchanged into XOF within 8 days). NON-RESIDENTS: Local currency: unlimited. Foreign currencies: Euro - EUR: unlimited; other currencies: unlimited, but declaration of amount that will be exported when leaving.

Currency Export regulations:

RESIDENTS: if traveling to countries within the French Monetary Area: local currency (CFA Franc-XOF): unlimited; if traveling to countries outside the French Monetary Area: up to XOF 150,000.- or equivalent in foreign currencies, plus XOF 10,000 or equivalent in EUR per year. NON-RESIDENTS: Local currency: XOF 10,000.- or equivalent in EUR. Foreign currencies: the equivalent of XOF 25,000.- (currency in excess of limit may be exported, if declaration at time of entry has been made); Traveler's cheques, letters of credit unlimited, if issued abroad in traveler's name.

Croatia

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Croatian Kuna - HRK) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Cuba

Currency Import regulations:

RESIDENTS: Local currency (Cuban Peso-CUP) up to CUP 2,000.- in cash. Foreign currencies: unlimited; amounts exceeding USD 5,000.- must be declared. Traveler's cheques in freely convertible currencies are accepted, except those issued by American Express.

Currency Export regulations:

RESIDENTS: Local currency (Cuban Peso-CUP): Up to CUP 2,000.- in cash. Foreign currencies: up to USD 5,000.-. Amounts exceeding USD 5,000.- must be declared and accompanied by a permit granting the legal export of the referred amount. Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC): prohibited Local currency (Cuban Peso-CUP): Non-commercial sendings: prohibited.

Curacao

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency: (Antillian Guilder-ANG) and foreign currencies: amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- or its equivalent must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency: (Antillian Guilder-ANG) and foreign currencies: amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- or its equivalent must be declared.

Cyprus

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Czech Republic

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (CZECH CROWN-CZK) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Denmark

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Danish Krone-DDK) and foreign currencies: same regulations as for Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Danish Krone -DKK) and foreign currencies: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or the equivalent in other currencies (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Djibouti

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Djibouti Franc-DJF) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. The country does not belong to the French Monetary Area. French banknotes and all foreign currencies may be negotiated.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Djibouti Franc-DJF) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. The country does not belong to the French Monetary Area. French banknotes and all foreign currencies may be negotiated.

Dominica

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Eastern Caribbean Dollar-XCD) and foreign currencies: unlimited.

Currency Export regulations:

RESIDENTS: when traveling for touristic or social purposes: up to XCD 3,000.- per person. Max. 2x per year; if traveling for business purposes: up to XCD 1,000.- per person per day of stay, to a max. of XCD 30,000.- per year. NON-RESIDENTS: local and foreign currencies: up to the amount imported. If holding credit card: up to XCD 2,500.-. Currency in excess of limit requires proof of conversion. Or equivalent in other freely convertible currency.

Dominican Republic

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Dominican Peso-DOP): prohibited. Foreign currencies: provided declared on arrival, traveler's cheques: unlimited. At departure 30% of the originally exchanged foreign currencies can be reconverted, only if showing original receipt.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Dominican Peso-DOP): prohibited. Foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared, traveler's cheques unlimited.

Ecuador

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (United States Dollar - USD/Ecuadorian Sucre-ECS) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (United States Dollar - USD/Ecuadorian Sucre-ECS) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Egypt

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Egyptian Pound-EGP): up to EGP 5,000.-; foreign currencies: up to USD 10,000.- or its equivalent in freely convertible currency. EGP obtained via postal (giro) cheques is permitted to be used for payment of hotel bills and tickets for air travel. Exchange of foreign currency is through official banks or money exchange offices.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Egyptian Pound-EGP): up to EGP 5,000.-; foreign currencies: up to USD 10,000.- or its equivalent in freely convertible currency. EGP obtained via postal (giro) cheques is permitted to be used for payment of hotel bills and tickets for air travel. Exchange of foreign currency is through official banks or money exchange offices.

El Salvador

Currency Import regulations:

Import of local currency (United States Dollar - USD) and foreign currencies allowed without restrictions. Large amounts of foreign currencies imported should be declared upon arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Export of local currency (United States Dollar - USD) and foreign currencies allowed without restrictions. Large amounts of foreign currencies to be exported could require proof of ownership.

Equatorial Guinea

Currency Import regulations:

Residents: local currency (CFA Franc-XAF) and other currencies of the French Monetary Area: unlimited; foreign currencies other than those above: unlimited, provided: - declared on arrival and - amounts exceeding the equivalent of XAF 50,000.- are exchanged into local currency. Non-residents: local and foreign currencies: no restrictions provided amounts are declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents: local currency (CFA Franc-XAF) and other currencies of African countries of the French Monetary Area: - XAF 20,000.- in banknotes per journey ; foreign currencies: a yearly max. allowance of: - XAF 200,000.- or equivalent for touristic journeys; - XAF 15,000.- or equivalent per day up to XAF 450,000 for business journeys. Non-residents: -local currency and currencies of other countries of the French Monetary Area: max. XAF 50,000.- in banknotes. -foreign currencies other than the above: up to the amounts imported and declared on arrival. For children up to 10 years: half the amount.

Eritrea

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Eritrean Nafka - ERN): No restrictions for residents or non-residents.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Eritrean Nafka - ERN): No restrictions for residents or non-residents.

Estonia

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency ((Euro EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Ethiopia

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Ethiopian Birr-ETB): up to ETB 200.- per person. Foreign currencies: for nationals of Ethiopia: not allowed. For other nationals: up to a max. of USD 3,000.- or equivalent, without bank permit.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Ethiopian Birr-ETB), provided passenger holds a re-entry permit: ETB 200.- per person. Foreign currencies : up to the amounts imported and declared, if exceeded USD 3,000.- or equivalent.

FYROM

Currency Import regulations:

Residents and Non-residents: Local currency and foreign currencies: up to EUR 10,000.- or equivalent. Amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- must be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents: Local currency and foreign currencies: up to EUR 2,000.- or equivalent. Amounts between EUR 2,000.- and EUR 10,000.- must be declared on departure. Passengers must hold receipt from a bank or exchange office proving withdrawal from personal foreign currency account, issued not more than 90 days prior to departure date. Export of amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or equivalent is prohibited. Non-Residents: Same regulations as for import apply, but the amount exported cannot exceed the amount declared to customs on arrival.

Falkland Isl. (Malvinas)

Currency Import regulations:

No restrictions on local currency (Falkland Islands Pounds-FKP), Great Britain Pounds (Pound Sterling-GBP) and foreign currencies. Exchange facilities are available for Australian Dollars, Canadian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars, United States Dollars and Euro's.

Currency Export regulations:

No restrictions on local currency (Falkland Islands Pounds-FKP), Great Britain Pounds (Pound Sterling-GBP) and foreign currencies.

Fiji

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Fiji Dollar-FJD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions, provided amounts over FJD 10,000.- in cash or Bearer Negotiable Instruments (BNI) are declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Total amount of currency up to an max. of FJD 5,000.- (or equivalent), of which local currency (Fiji Dollar-FJD) up to a max. of FJD 500.-. Amounts above FJD 10,000.- (or equivalent in foreign currency) in cash or Bearer Negotiable Instruments (BNI) must be declared.

Finland

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as per Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

France

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

French Guiana

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Euro-EUR) and foreign currencies: same regulations as France.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro-EUR) and foreign currencies: same regulations as France.

French Polynesia

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Pacific Franc-XPF) and foreign currencies: same regulations as France.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Pacific Franc-XPF) and foreign currencies: same regulations as France.

French West Indies

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Euro-EUR) and foreign currencies: same regulations as France.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro-EUR) and foreign currencies: same regulations as France.

Gabon

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (CFA Franc-XAF) and foreign currencies: no restrictions provided declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents: - Tourist trips: local currency (CFA Franc-XAF) and foreign currencies: up to XAF 200,000.- or equivalent. - Business trips: local currency or foreign currencies: XAF 25,000.- per day with a maximum of XAF 500,000.-, or equivalent. Non-residents: - Local currency and foreign currencies: up to XAF 200,000.- or equivalent, or up to the amounts imported and declared.

Gambia

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Gambia Dalasi-GMD): no restrictions; foreign currencies: no restrictions, but the currency from: Algeria, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Tunisia will not be accepted and cannot be exchanged.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Gambia Dalasi-GMD) and foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported. Maximum currency (cash): GMD 75.- or equivalent in GBP plus the equivalent of GMD 250.- in other currency.

Georgia

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (GEL-Georgian Lari) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (GEL-Georgian Lari) no restrictions. Foreign currencies: up to USD 500.-.

Germany

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as per Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro-EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Ghana

Currency Import regulations:

Local (Ghanaian Cedi-GHS) and foreign currencies: Residents and non-residents, up to USD 10,000.- or its equivalent, in traveler's cheques or any other monetary instrument. Passengers are required to declare the amounts to Customs and fill the BOG Foreign Exchange Declaration Form (FXDF) at the port of entry (or departure). Amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- will be seized.

Currency Export regulations:

Same regulations as for Import apply.

Gibraltar

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency: Gibraltar Pound-GIP. Foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency: Gibraltar Pound-GIP. Foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Greece

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Euro-EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Nationals of Greece can carry a maximum amount of EUR 2,000 in cash. For other nationals: Local currency (Euro-EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Grenada

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (East Caribbean Dollar-XCD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (East Caribbean Dollar-XCD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Guam

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (United States Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: see USA.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (United States Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: see USA.

Guatemala

Currency Import regulations:

Foreign currencies: no restrictions. Prohibited: local currency (Guatemala Quetzal-GTQ).

Currency Export regulations:

Nationals of Guatemala and residents: foreign currencies: up to the equivalent of GTQ 2500.-. Prohibited: local currency (Guatemala Quetzal-GTQ) . Other passengers: foreign currencies: no restrictions. Prohibited: local currency (Guatemala Quetzal-GTQ) . Re-exchange of GTQ into foreign currency allowed up to the equivalent of USD 100.-.

Guinea

Currency Import regulations:

Residents: Local currency (Guinea Franc-GNF): up to GNF 100,000.- provided passenger is in possession of an export declaration for the amount. Foreign currencies: unlimited provided declared and to be changed with the State Bank. Non-residents: Local currency (Guinea Franc-GNF): up to GNF 100,000.- provided passenger is in possession of an export declaration for the amount. Foreign currencies: unlimited provided declared on arrival. A certain minimum amount per person has to be exchanged into local currency, depending on stay duration and purpose.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Guinea Franc-GNF): up to GNF 100,000.-; foreign currencies: up to USD 5,000.- (or EUR 5,000.-). The balance of local currency acquired by exchanging imported foreign currency can be re-exchanged in money originally imported, at the discretion of the Immigration authorities.

Guinea-Bissau

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (CFA Franc-XOF) and foreign currencies: up to XOF 2,000,000.- or equivalent in cash provided declared and proving its source on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (CFA Franc-XOF) and foreign currencies: up to XOF 2,000,000.- or equivalent allowed in cash. Higher amounts allowed by bank transfer only.

Guyana

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Guyana Dollar-GYD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts over USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Guyana Dollar-GYD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts over USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared.

Haiti

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Haitian Gourde-HTG) and foreign currencies: amounts over HTG 400,000.- or equivalent must be declared to the customs authorities.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Haitian Gourde-HTG) and foreign currencies: amounts over HTG 400,000.- or equivalent must be declared to the customs authorities.

Holland

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Honduras

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Honduras Lempira-HNL) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Honduras Lempira-HNL): no restrictions. Foreign currencies: no restrictions, except US Dollars to the amount declared at customs on arrival.

Hong Kong (SAR China)

Currency Import regulations:

No restrictions on local currency (Hong Kong Dollar-HKD) or foreign currencies.

Currency Export regulations:

No restrictions on local currency (Hong Kong Dollar-HKD) or foreign currencies.

Hungary

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for the export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Hungarian Forint-HUF) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Iceland

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Icelandic Krona-ISK): up to ISK 8,000.-; foreign currencies: unlimited.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents: local currency (Icelandic Krona-ISK): up to ISK 8,000.-; foreign currencies: unlimited. Non-residents: local currency: up to ISK 8,000.-; foreign currencies: up to the amount imported.

India

Currency Import regulations:

Foreign currencies : unlimited. However, amounts exceeding USD 5,000.- (or equivalent) in cash, or USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) in traveler's cheques must be declared; Local currency (Indian Rupee-INR): Import of INR is prohibited, except for residents of India importing up to INR 7,500.-. Foreign currencies include currency notes, traveler's cheques, cheques, drafts etc. (Re)exchange only through banks and authorized money exchange points.

Currency Export regulations:

Foreign currencies : up to the amount imported and declared. Local currency (Indian Rupee-INR): INR 7,500.- for residents of India, except when departing to Bhutan and Nepal. For residents departing to Bhutan and Nepal: no limit in amount of INR but notes no bigger than INR 100.- may be carried. Foreign currencies include currency notes, traveler's cheques, cheques, drafts etc. (Re)exchange only through banks and authorized money exchange points.

Indonesia

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Indonesian Rupiah-IDR): Amounts exceeding IDR 100,000,000.- require an approval from the Central Bank or External Affairs. Foreign currencies: amounts exceeding IDR 100,000,000.- or equivalent must be declared.

Iran

Currency Import regulations:

Import of local currency (Iran Rial-IRR) up to IRR 500,000.- allowed. Amounts exceeding IRR 500,000.- must be deposited at Bank Melli or Bank Sepah at the airport. No restriction applies to the import of foreign currencies, which must be declared upon arrival on a special form. Also in case of sale or transfer to other passengers (provided holding a passport).

Currency Export regulations:

Export of local currency (Iran Rial-IRR) up to IRR 500,000.- is allowed for residents. Larger amounts only after authorization from the Central Bank. Foreign currencies is allowed up to EUR/USD 5,000.- for residents. Export of local currency up to IRR 500,000.- is allowed for non-residents. Larger amounts up to the amount shown on and after presentation of the deposit receipt obtained on arrival. Foreign currencies may be exported by non-residents up to the amount declared on arrival or obtained via Bank Melli. Bank receipt and Bank stamp in passport must be shown on departure to prove the balance of the amount declared on arrival.

Iraq

Currency Import regulations:

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Currency Export regulations:

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Ireland (Rep.)

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Israel

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed.

Italy

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Jamaica

Currency Import regulations:

Residents (including persons holding a "Work Permit" and living on the Island) are allowed to import local currency (Jamaican Dollar-JMD) without restriction. Foreign currencies may be imported up to the equivalent of the amount declared when departing. Non-residents may import foreign currencies without restrictions, provided amount is declared; import of local currency is prohibited.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents (including persons holding a "Work Permit" and living on the Island) are allowed to export local currency (Jamaican Dollar-JMD) without restrictions. The export of foreign currencies is allowed up to the equivalent of JMD 100.-; traveler's cheques; drafts up to the amount declared. Up to JMD 500.- may be exported per year, provided declared. Non-residents may export foreign currencies up to the amounts imported and declared; the export of local currency is prohibited.

Japan

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Japanese Yen - JPY) and foreign currencies: unlimited.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Japanese Yen - JPY) and foreign currencies: unlimited. Money exchange must be made at an authorized bank or money exchanger. Additional information: Passenger must submit notice to customs authorities if importing or exporting cash/cheques/securities equivalent to JPY 1 million or more; Currency exchange rate is followed by what Japanese customs publish in custom area; Declaration forms are provided at custom area; Gold with more than 90 percent in purity should be reported to the authorities if importing or exporting over 1 kilogram.

Jordan

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Jordan Dinar-JOD): up to JOD 15,000.-. foreign currencies: unlimited (this includes letters of credit whether issued in JOD or in foreign currency, drawn on account of a non-resident) provided declared on arrival. Prohibited: Israeli Sheqel.

Currency Export regulations:

- Local currency: (Jordan Dinar-JOD): unlimited; - Foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared.

Kazakhstan

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Kazakh Tenge-KZT) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- or equivalent must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Kazakh Tenge-KZT) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- must be declared.

Kenya

Currency Import regulations:

Residents may import up to KES 500,000.- (Kenya Shilling-KES) to cover expenses upon re-entry into Kenya. No restrictions apply to foreign currencies. Non-residents may import local and foreign currency without restrictions. However, for amounts equivalent to USD 5,000.- and more residents and non-residents need to hold documents indicating the source and the purpose of this amount.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents may export up to KES 500,000.- (Kenya Shilling-KES) to cover expenses upon re-entry into Kenya. No restrictions apply to foreign currencies. Non-residents may export local and foreign currency without restrictions. However, for amounts equivalent to USD 5,000.- and more residents and non-residents need to hold documents indicating the source and the purpose of this amount.

Kiribati

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Australian Dollar-AUD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Australian Dollar-AUD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Kosovo (Rep.)

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) above EUR 10,000.- (including cheques of any kind) must be accompanied by a bank certificate

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) above EUR 10,000.- (including cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Kuwait

Currency Import regulations:

Import of local currency (Kuwait Dinar-KWD) and foreign currencies up to a maximum of KWD 3000.- or equivalent, in currencies or gold bullion.

Currency Export regulations:

Export of local currency (Kuwait Dinar-KWD) and foreign currencies without restrictions. Customs Authorities must be informed about export of gold bullion.

Kyrgyzstan

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed. Foreign currencies: unlimited, provided a declaration is made for amounts exceeding USD 3000.- or equivalent. Local currency (Kyrgyz Som - KGS): allowed for residents of Kyrgyzstan, provided the amount has been declared on the customs declaration when leaving the country.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed. Foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared. Amounts exceeding USD 3000.- or equivalent must be declared. Local currency: unlimited for residents, provided declaration is made.

Lao People's Dem. Rep.

Currency Import regulations:

Foreign currency in amounts exceeding USD 2,000.- (in cash or checks) must be declared on arrival. Prohibited: local currency (Laotian Kip - LAK).

Currency Export regulations:

Foreign currency in amounts exceeding USD 2,000.- (in cash or checks) must be declared upon departure. Prohibited: local currency (Laotian Kip - LAK).

Latvia

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro-EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Lebanon

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Lebanese Pound-LBP) and foreign currencies in any form without restrictions. Gold coins must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Lebanese Pound-LBP) and foreign currencies in any form without restrictions, with the exception of gold coins. However, if a quantity of gold (coins) is declared on arrival, the same quantity may be exported.

Lesotho

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Lesotho Loti-LSL) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Lesotho Loti-LSL) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Liberia

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Liberian Dollar-LRD). Amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- or its equivalent in other currencies must be declared (warning: penalty for non-compliance: 25% of the undeclared or under-declared amount.).

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Liberian Dollar-LRD) and foreign currencies: up to USD 7,500.- or its equivalent. Amount exceeding USD 7,500.- or its equivalent (may only be exported in the form of bank drafts, traveler's cheques, money orders etc.) must be declared (warning: penalty for non-compliance: 25% of the undeclared or under-declared amount.).

Libya

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed. Non-Residents: provided declared on arrival on the official form for recording exchanged foreign currencies during stay in Libya, unlimited import of foreign currencies, traveler's cheques and BCD letters of credit. Prohibited: Import of local currency (Libyan Dinar-LYD), for both residents and non-residents.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed. Non-Residents: export of foreign currencies up to the amount stated as the balance on the official form for recording exchanged foreign currencies declared on arrival. Prohibited: export of local currency (Libyan Dinar-LYD), for both residents and non-residents.

Liechtenstein

Currency Import regulations:

Import of local currency (Swiss Franc-CHF) and foreign currencies without restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Export of local currency (Swiss Franc-CHF) and foreign currencies without restrictions.

Lithuania

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as per Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Luxembourg

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Macao (SAR China)

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Macao Pataca-MOP) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Macao Pataca-MOP) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Macedonia

Currency Import regulations:

Residents and Non-residents: Local currency and foreign currencies: up to EUR 10,000.- or equivalent. Amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- must be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents: Local currency and foreign currencies: up to EUR 2,000.- or equivalent. Amounts between EUR 2,000.- and EUR 10,000.- must be declared on departure. Passengers must hold receipt from a bank or exchange office proving withdrawal from personal foreign currency account, issued not more than 90 days prior to departure date. Export of amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or equivalent is prohibited. Non-Residents: Same regulations as for import apply, but the amount exported cannot exceed the amount declared to customs on arrival.

Madagascar

Currency Import regulations:

Residents and non-residents: local currency (Madagascar Ariary-MGA): up to MGA 400,000.-; foreign currencies: unlimited. Amounts exceeding the equivalent of EUR 7,500.- must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents and non-residents: local currency (Madagascar Ariary-MGA): up to MGA 400,000.-; foreign currencies: unlimited if declared.

Malawi

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Malawi Kwacha-MWK): unlimited; foreign currencies: no restrictions, provided declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents: - local currency (Malawi Kwacha-MWK): MWK 200.- or - foreign currencies: the equivalent of MWK 200.-. Non-residents: - local currency (Malawi Kwacha-MWK): MWK 200.-; - foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared.

Malaysia

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Malaysian Ringgit-MYR) and foreign currencies: No restrictions. Amounts exceeding MYR 30,000.- and USD 10,000.- or equivalent must be declared for re-export.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed: local currency (Malaysian Ringgit-MYR): up to MYR 30,000.- and foreign currencies: up to USD 10,000.- or equivalent. Higher amounts may be exported provided import has been declared upon arrival.

Maldives

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Maldivian Rufiyaa-MVR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Maldivian Rufiyaa-MVR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Mali

Currency Import regulations:

RESIDENTS: local currency (CFA Franc-XOF) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. NON-RESIDENTS: local currency and foreign currencies: no restrictions, provided declared when the amount exceeds XOF 25,000.- in order to facilitate re-exportation.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (CFA Franc-XOF): unlimited; foreign currencies: equivalent of XOF 25,000.- in banknotes. NON-RESIDENTS who made a declaration on entry may re-export all their currencies less a reasonable amount equivalent to their expenses in Mali. No restrictions on foreign currencies in the form of cheques or letters of credit.

Malta

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency Euro-EUR and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Marshall Islands

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts over USD 5,000.- must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts over USD 5,000.- must be declared.

Mauritania

Currency Import regulations:

Foreign currencies: unlimited provided declared on arrival. Prohibited: local currency (Mauritanian Ouguiya-MRO).

Currency Export regulations:

Residents: foreign currencies: equivalent of MRO 10,000.- per year (children under 10 years: MRO 5,000.-). Prohibited: local currency (Mauritanian Ouguiya-MRO). Non-residents: foreign currencies: amount imported and declared, less the amounts exchanged to accredited intermediaries. Import declaration must be produced. Prohibited: local currency (Mauritanian Ouguiya-MRO).

Mauritius

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Mauritian Rupee - MUR) in amounts exceeding MUR 500,000.- or equivalent in foreign currencies must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Mauritian Rupee - MUR) in amounts exceeding MUR 500,000.- or equivalent in foreign currencies must be declared.

Mayotte

Currency Import regulations:

Currency regulations are the same as for France.

Currency Export regulations:

Currency regulations are the same as for France.

Mexico

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Nuevo Peso-MXN): up to an equivalent of USD 10,000.-. Higher amounts must be declared; foreign currencies: any amount must be declared on arrival. Exchange into local currency is only allowed at authorized banks. Non-residents can exchange amounts as necessary for their own expenses. Only freely convertible currencies will be accepted by the banks.

Currency Export regulations:

RESIDENTS and Mexican nationals: local currency (Nuevo Peso-MXN): up to an equivalent of USD 10,000.-; foreign currencies: unlimited. Airport exchange offices will sell a minimum of USD 1,000.- and up to USD 3,000.- per trip abroad. Additional amounts for business trips, medical purposes etc. must be obtained from the Banco de Mexico. NON-RESIDENTS other than Mexican nationals: local currency: up to an equivalent of USD 10,000.-; foreign currencies: unused amounts previously declared upon arrival.

Micronesia (Federated States)

Currency Import regulations:

No information available yet.

Currency Export regulations:

No information available yet.

Moldova (Rep.)

Currency Import regulations:

Residents and non-residents: local currency (Moldova Leu-MDL) up to MLD 2,500.- without declaration. Foreign currencies: no limit. Non-residents must declare amount imported upon entry.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents and non-residents: local currency (Moldova Leu-MDL) up to MLD 2,500.- without declaration. Foreign currencies: up to USD 5,000.- or equivalent for residents and up to the amount declared on arrival for non-residents. For sums up to USD 50,000 or equivalent, written permission from the National Bank of Moldova or other authorized bank is required.

Monaco

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Mongolia

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Mongolian Tugrik-MNT) and foreign currencies: no restrictions provided declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency and foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared.

Montenegro

Currency Import regulations:

No reliable information can yet be obtained on restrictions for local currency (EUR) or foreign currency.

Currency Export regulations:

No reliable information can yet be obtained on restrictions for local currency (EUR) or foreign currency.

Montserrat

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (East Caribbean Dollar-XCD) and foreign currencies: no restriction, provided declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (East Caribbean Dollar-XCD) and foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared.

Morocco

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Moroccan Dirham - MAD): amounts up to MAD 2,000.- tolerated: Foreign currencies: no limit. Amounts exceeding the equivalent of MAD 100,000.- must be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Moroccan Dirham - MAD): amounts up to MAD 2,000.- tolerated. Unused MAD may be re-exchanged into foreign currency up to a maximum of: - 50% of total amount exchanged on arrival if stay in Morocco has been longer than 48 hours; - 100% of total amount exchanged on arrival if stay in Morocco has been less than 48 hours. Foreign currencies: amounts exceeding the equivalent of MAD 100,000.- up to the amount declared on arrival.

Mozambique

Currency Import regulations:

Foreign currencies (incl. cheques and traveler's cheques): no restrictions, provided declared on arrival. Prohibited: local currency (Mozambique Metical-MZN).

Currency Export regulations:

Foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared on arrival. Prohibited: local currency (Mozambique Metical-MZN).

Myanmar

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Myanmar Kyat-MMK): prohibited. Foreign currencies: unlimited. Nationals of Myanmar must declare all foreign currency upon arrival. Foreigners must declare amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- or equivalent.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Myanmar Kyat-MMK): prohibited. Foreign currencies: - nationals of Myanmar: export permit required; - foreign nationals: unlimited, provided holding proof of ownership.

Namibia

Currency Import regulations:

Residents and non-residents: local currency (Namibian Dollar - NAD): NAD 50,000.- in Namibia Reserve Banknotes. Foreign currencies and traveler's cheques: unlimited, provided declared on arrival. No limit for travel between Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents: local currency: NAD 50,000.- in Namibia Reserve Banknotes. Foreign currencies, traveler's cheques, bank drafts etc.: Limits per calendar year per person (12 years of age and over), for travel to: - Angola, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe: NAD 20,000.-; per child under 12 years: NAD 5,000.-. Max. NAD 1,000.- per day spent abroad. - all other countries: NAD 60,000.-; per child under 12 years: NAD 20,000.-. Max. NAD 2,000.- per day spent abroad. Non-residents: local currency: NAD 50,000.-. Foreign currencies and traveler's cheques: up to the amounts imported and declared if departure is within 12 months of entry. No limit for travel between Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland.

Nauru

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed. Local currency (Australian Dollar-AUD) and traveler's cheques: unlimited, provided declared on arrival; foreign currencies and traveler's cheques: unlimited, provided declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Australian Dollar-AUD): free export up to AUD 2,500.-; permit required for amounts exceeding AUD 2,500.-. Foreign currencies and traveler's cheques: unlimited.

Nepal

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Nepalese Rupee-NPR) and Indian currency: nationals of Nepal and India: unlimited and in small denominations. Other nationalities: foreign currencies exceeding USD 2000.- must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Nepalese Rupee-NPR) and foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared. Only ten per cent of the amount exchanged into local currency will be re-exchanged into foreign currency at the airport upon departure.

Netherlands

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

New Caledonia

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Pacific Franc-XPF) and foreign currencies: same regulations as France.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Pacific Franc-XPF) and foreign currencies: same regulations as France.

New Zealand

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (New Zealand Dollar-NZD) and foreign currencies in amounts exceeding NZD 10,000 must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (New Zealand Dollar-NZD) and foreign currencies in amounts exceeding NZD 10,000 must be declared.

Nicaragua

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Nicaraguan Córdoba-NIO) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Nicaraguan Córdoba-NIO) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Niger

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (CFA Franc-XOF) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (CFA Franc-XOF): up to XOF 25,000.- Foreign currencies: no restrictions, on agreement of the Exchange Office.

Nigeria

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Nigerian Naira-NGN) up to NGN 5,000.- in banknotes and provided declared upon arrival, foreign currencies for an unlimited amount, provided declared upon arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

For all residents: local currency (Nigerian Naira-NGN): up to NGN 5,000.- in banknotes. Foreign currencies: up to USD 5,000.-. Exceeding amounts must be declared upon departure. Non-residents: local currency: up to NGN 5,000.- in banknotes, provided declared upon departure. foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared on arrival.

Niue

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (New Zealand Dollar-NZD): unlimited. The importation of other New Zealand money (including postal notes, money orders, cheques and promissory notes, but excluding traveler's cheques) requires the consent of the Reserve Bank. Foreign currencies: unlimited but any amounts should be renegotiated through banking channels for re-export purposes.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (New Zealand Dollar-NZD): up to NZD 100.-, foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared. For export of foreign currencies an authorization from a bank is required. All exported currency should be declared upon departure.

Norfolk Island

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Australian Dollar-AUD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions up to AUD 10,000.- (or equivalent in freely convertible currency). Warning: Any amount of Australian or foreign currency in coins and bank notes exceeding AUD 10,000.-(or equivalent in freely convertible currency) has to be declared in a Cross Border Movement Report (CBMR) . Other than coins and bank notes: travelers entering/departing Australia must declare, if requested, any of the following Bearer Negotiable Instrument (BNI): bills of exchange; cheques; promissory notes; bearer bonds; traveler's cheques; money orders, postal orders or similar orders; negotiable instruments not covered by any of the above paragraphs.

North Korea

Currency Import regulations:

It is not allowed to import local currency (North Korean Won-KPW).

Currency Export regulations:

It is not allowed to export local currency (North Korean Won-KPW).

Northern Ireland

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Pound Sterling-GBP) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker’s draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Pound Sterling-GBP) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker’s draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Northern Mariana Islands

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (US Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: if the amount exceeds USD 10,000.- it must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (US Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: if the amount exceeds USD 10,000.- it must be declared.

Norway

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed: Local currency (Norwegian Krone-NOK) and foreign currencies: up to NOK 25,000.- (or equivalent). Amounts more than this must be declared on a form available at Customs. There are no limits on traveler's cheques.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed: Local currency (Norwegian Krone-NOK) and foreign currencies: up to NOK 25,000.- (or equivalent). Amounts more than this must be declared on a form available at Customs. There are no limits on traveler's cheques.

Oman

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as per Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Rial Omani-OMR), foreign currencies, precious metals/stones or Bearer Negotiable Instruments (BNI), no restrictions up to OMR 6,000.- (or equivalent). Goods must be declared when its value is is equivalent or higher to OMR 6,000.-. Prohibited: Israeli currency.

Pakistan

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Pakistan Rupee-PKR): PKR 100.- in denominations of 10 rupees or less, also in combinations of personal quota. Prohibited: banknotes in denominations of 50 and 100 rupees or more. Foreign currency: in banknotes and traveler's cheques: unlimited.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Pakistan Rupee-PKR): up to PKR 100.-; the State Bank of Pakistan allows reconversion of max. PKR 500.- into foreign currency if holding receipt of exchange in Pakistan. Foreign currencies: in banknotes and traveler's cheques: unlimited without any restriction.

Palau Islands

Currency Import regulations:

Passengers must declare all currency notes exceeding USD 10,000.-, or equivalent, upon arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

No information available yet.

Panama

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Panama Balboa -PAB: in coins only; US Dollar (USD) is the local currency in banknotes) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. USD 1.- equals PAB 1.-.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Panama Balboa -PAB: in coins only; US Dollar (USD) is the local currency in banknotes) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. USD 1.- equals PAB 1.-.

Papua New Guinea

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Papua New Guinean Kina-PGK) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. Import of traveler's cheques is allowed. Amounts exceeding PGK 20,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents and non-residents: local currency (Papua New Guinean Kina-PGK) and foreign currency: up to amounts of PGK 20,000.- (or equivalent), subject to taxation clearance, if required. Amounts in excess of PGK 20,000.- (or equivalent) require Bank of Papua New Guinea approval. Non-residents: can additionally export any currency they imported, provided stay is less than 6 months. In both cases, amounts exceeding PGK 20,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared.

Paraguay

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Paraguayan Guarani-PYG) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Paraguayan Guarani-PYG) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Peru

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Peruvian Nuevo Sol-PEN), foreign currency or Bearer Negotiable Instruments (BNI), exceeding the equivalent of USD 10,000.- must be declared. PROHIBITED: to carry local currency, foreign currency or Bearer Negotiable Instruments (BNI) equivalent to USD 30,000.- or higher. Import of such amounts must be arranged via authorized organizations.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Peruvian Nuevo Sol-PEN), foreign currency or Bearer Negotiable Instruments (BNI), exceeding the equivalent of USD 10,000.- must be declared. PROHIBITED: to carry local currency, foreign currency or Bearer Negotiable Instruments (BNI) equivalent to USD 30,000.- or higher. Export of such amounts must be arranged via authorized organizations.

Philippines

Currency Import regulations:

Residents and non-residents: local currency (Philippine Peso-PHP): up to PHP 10,000.-. Exceeding amounts require an authorization from the Central Bank of the Philippines. Foreign currencies : up to USD 10,000.-, or its equivalent. Amounts exceeding USD 10,000.-, or its equivalent must be declared. Source of the money and purpose of transport must be declared. Note: Only banknotes and coins, which are legal tender, must be declared (exempt: traveler's checks, credit cards etc.).

Currency Export regulations:

Residents and non-residents: local currency (Philippine Peso-PHP): up to PHP 10,000.-. Exceeding amounts require authorization from the Central Bank of the Philippines. Foreign currencies : up to USD 10,000.-, or its equivalent. Amounts exceeding USD 10,000.-, or its equivalent must be declared. Source of the money and purpose of transport must be declared. Note: Only banknotes and coins, which are legal tender, must be declared (exempt: traveler's checks, credit cards etc.).

Poland

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for Export apply (see: Export).

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Polish Zloty-PLN) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Portugal

Currency Import regulations:

Import of local currency (Euro-EUR) and foreign currencies without restrictions. However, amounts exceeding the equivalent of EUR 4,987.98 must be declared upon arrival in order to avoid possible difficulties when leaving Portugal.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Puerto Rico (U.S.A.)

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (United States Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions, provided that arriving and departing passengers must report to US customs any money or other monetary instruments exceeding USD 10,000.-. Gold: Importation of gold coins or small, non-commercial quantities of gold must be declared upon arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (United States Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions, provided that arriving and departing passengers must report to US customs any money or other monetary instruments exceeding USD 10,000.-. Gold: Importation of gold coins or small, non-commercial quantities of gold must be declared upon arrival.

Qatar

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Qatar Riyal-QAR) and foreign currencies (other than Israeli currency): no restrictions. Prohibited: Israeli currency.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Qatar Riyal-QAR) and foreign currencies (other than Israeli currency): no restrictions. Prohibited: Israeli currency.

Reunion

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Euro-EUR) and foreign currencies: same regulations as France.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro-EUR) and foreign currencies: same regulations as France.

Romania

Currency Import regulations:

Foreign currencies in banknotes, traveler's cheques or other means of payment: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or the equivalent in another currency must be declared . If departing to a non-EU Member State via an EU Member State the declaration must be made in the last EU Member State. Prohibited: local currency (New Romanian Leu-RON).

Currency Export regulations:

RESIDENTS and NON-RESIDENTS: same regulations as for import apply.

Russian Federation

Currency Import regulations:

Import allowed. Local currency: (Russian Rouble - RUB): and foreign currencies: no restrictions. Written import declaration may be needed on export.

Currency Export regulations:

Export allowed. Local currency (Russian Rouble - RUB) and foreign currencies: Written declaration required for amounts over 3,000.-. Import declaration / confirmation of import or transfer required for amounts over 10,000.-. Traveler's cheques are allowed up to amounts imported. Declaration required for traveler's cheques purchased in Russia.

Rwanda

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed. Local currency (Rwandan Franc-RWF): up to RWF 5,000.-; foreign currencies: unlimited, when declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed. Local currency (Rwandan Franc-RWF): up to RWF 5,000.-; foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared.

Samoa

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Samoan Tala-WST) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared on arrival. Prohibited: local currency (Samoan Tala-WST).

Samoa (American)

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (US Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (US Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

San Marino

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Sao Tome & Principe

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed local currency (São Tomé and Principe Dobra-STD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions, provided declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed local currency (São Tomé and Principe Dobra-STD) and foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared on arrival.

Saudi Arabia

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Saudi Arabian Rial-SAR) and foreign currencies (other than Israeli Sheqel): amounts exceeding SAR 60,000.- (including valuable metals, jewelry or precious stones) must be declared. Prohibited: Israeli Sheqel.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Saudi Arabian Rial-SAR) and foreign currencies: amounts exceeding SAR 60,000.- (including valuable metals, jewelry or precious stones) must be declared.

Scotland

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Pound Sterling-GBP) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker’s draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Pound Sterling-GBP) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker’s draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Senegal

Currency Import regulations:

Residents: local currency (CFA Franc-XOF) and banknotes of countries of the French Monetary Area: unlimited; foreign currencies other than those above: unlimited, provided declared on arrival and exchanged within 8 days. Non-residents: local currency and currencies of the French Monetary Area within Europe or Africa: unlimited; foreign currencies other than those above: unlimited, provided declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents: for journeys to: a. Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger and Togo: unlimited, without declaration; b. other countries using the CFA franc: declaration required for amounts exceeding XOF 200,000.-; c. countries outside the French Monetary Area: - max. XOF 20,000.- or equivalent in XAF, AND - foreign currencies (provided holding currency declaration and presentation of a bank attestation for foreign currencies): tourist journeys (yearly allowance) max. equivalent of XOF 200,000.-; XOF 100,000.- for children up to 10 years; business journeys max. equivalent of XOF 20,000.- per day (equivalent of max. XOF 300,000.- per journey). Non-residents: local currency (CFA Franc-XOF) and XAF: up to XOF 20,000.- or equivalent; foreign currencies other than the above: up to the equivalent of XOF 50,000.-. For any amount in excess, the declaration issued on arrival must be presented, with the annotation of all exchanges and re-exchange into foreign currencies.

Serbia

Currency Import regulations:

Residents and non-residents: Local currency (Serbia Dinar-RSD) (incl. traveler's cheques and bank drafts): up to the equivalent in RSD of EUR 10,000.- . Exceeding amounts require a foreign bank's receipt of purchase. Foreign currencies: unlimited.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents and non-residents: Local currency (Serbia Dinar-RSD) and foreign currencies: up to EUR 10,000.- or the equivalent in RSD. If foreign currencies, Serbian Dinars and traveler's cheques are being exported at the same time, the total sum must not exceed EUR 10,000.-. Non-residents may, in addition to EUR 10,000.- export foreign currencies: - for which they have a certificate of import; - for which they have a certificate proving that such currencies are taken from foreign currency or saving accounts.

Seychelles

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Seychelles Rupee-SCR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts above USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared upon arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Seychelles Rupee-SCR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts above USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared upon departure.

Sierra Leone

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed. Local currency (Sierra Leone Leone-SLL): SLL 50,000.-; foreign currencies (incl. traveler's cheques, bank drafts etc.): unlimited.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed. Residents: local currency (Sierra Leone Leone-SLL): SLL 50,000.-; foreign currencies: up to the value of USD 5,000.-. Exceeding amounts require authorization from the bank of Sierra Leone. Non-Residents: local currency (Sierra Leone Leone-SLL): up to SLL 50,000.-. foreign currencies: up to the amount imported.

Singapore

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Singapore Dollar-SGD) and foreign currencies: no limit. However, amounts exceeding SGD 20,000.- (or equivalent)(incl. traveler cheque, bearer cheque, bill of exchange, promissory note) should be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Singapore Dollar-SGD) and foreign currencies: no limit. However, amounts exceeding SGD 20,000.- (or equivalent)(incl. traveler cheque, bearer cheque, bill of exchange, promissory note) should be declared on departure.

Slovakia

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency Euro-EUR and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Slovenia

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro-EUR). Amounts higher than EUR 13,500.- must be declared to customs.

Solomon Islands

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Solomon Isl. Dollar-SBD): no restrictions; foreign currencies: no restrictions provided declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents: local currency (Solomon Isl. Dollar-SBD) not exceeding SBD 250.- (incl. AUD in notes and/or coins); foreign currencies: to the extent approved by the Solomon Isl. Monetary Authority. Non-residents: local currency: up to SBD 250.-; foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared.

Somalia

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Somali shilling-SOS): up to SOS 200.-; foreign currencies: Residents: are required to deposit foreign currency at the airport branch of the Central Bank on following terms: - for those holding a foreign bank account: currency will be transferred to that bank account; - for those not having a foreign bank account and holding the equivalent in freely convertible currency of USD 1,000.- or more, are allowed to open a foreign bank account and to transfer the money to that account; less than USD 1,000.-, are required to exchange it into local currency. Exempt are: - children under 18 years of age; - diplomats and members staff of international companies residing in Somalia. Non-Residents: unlimited provided declared on arrival and exchanged at the National Banks within 5 days after arrival

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Somali shilling-SOS): up to SOS 200.-; foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared.

South Africa

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed : Residents and non-residents: local currency (South African Rand-ZAR): ZAR 25,000.-; foreign currencies and traveler's cheques: unlimited, provided amounts over USD 10,000.- are declared upon arrival. Kruger coins will only be accepted with prior approval of the South African Reserve Bank. No limit for travel between South Africa and Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland, as these countries belong to the same common monetary area.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed : Residents: local currency (South African Rand-ZAR): ZAR 25,000.-. A single discretionary allowance of ZAR 1,000,000.- per calendar year for those aged 18 years (ZAR 200,000.- for those aged under 18) may be permitted when arranged through an authorized dealer; foreign currencies: up to the value of ZAR 160,000.- per adult and ZAR 50,000.- per child (aged under 12 years) per calendar year. Prior clearance from an authorized dealer is required. Amounts reduce to ZAR 25,000.- per person if prior clearance has not been obtained. Kruger coins will only be accepted with prior approval of the South African Reserve Bank. Non-residents: local currency: ZAR 25,000.-; foreign currencies and traveler's cheques: up to the amounts imported and declared. Up to 15 Kruger coins can be exported, provided the visitor can prove that they were acquired with imported foreign currency. No limit for travel between South Africa and Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland, as these countries belong to the same common monetary area.

South Korea

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed. Resident: local currency (Korean Won-KRW) up to KRW 8,000,000; foreign currencies: as from 20 years of age: USD 10,000.-. Non-residents: local currency (Korean Won-KRW) up to KRW 8,000,000.-; foreign currencies: unlimited, provided declared on arrival. Amounts exceeding the equivalent of USD 10,000.- (including traveler's cheques) must be accompanied by a "Declaration of Foreign Currencies" form. No declaration is required for diplomats, diplomatic missions, US military personnel and those coming on official business (duty).

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed: local currency (Korean Won-KRW) up to KRW 8,000,000.-; foreign currencies up to the amount declared on import.

South Sudan

Currency Import regulations:

No reliable information can yet be obtained on restrictions for local currency (South Sudan Pound - SSP) or foreign currency.

Currency Export regulations:

No reliable information can yet be obtained on restrictions for local currency (South Sudan Pound - SSP) or foreign currency.

Spain

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Sri Lanka

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed. Local currency (Sri Lanka Rupee-LKR) up to LKR 5,000.-. Foreign currencies: no restrictions, however amounts over USD 15,000.- (or equivalent) must be fully declared to customs, except for Indian and Pakistan currencies which are prohibited. Amounts over USD 5,000.- also have to be declared if intending to take it back.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed. Local currency (Sri Lanka Rupee-LKR) up to LKR 20,000.-. Foreign currencies up to the amounts imported and/or declared, except for Indian and Pakistan currencies which are prohibited.

St. Kitts-Nevis

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency: (East Caribbean Dollar-XCD); and foreign currency: unlimited, provided a declaration is made upon arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency: (East Caribbean Dollar-XCD); and foreign currency: up to the amounts imported and declared.

St. Lucia

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (East Caribbean Dollar-XCD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (East Caribbean Dollar-XCD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

St. Maarten

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency: (Antillian Guilder-ANG) and foreign currencies: amounts exceeding USD 11,000.- or its equivalent must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency: (Antillian Guilder-ANG) and foreign currencies: amounts exceeding USD 11,000.- or its equivalent must be declared.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (East Caribbean Dollar-XCD) and foreign currencies: unlimited, provided a declaration is made upon arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (East Caribbean Dollar-XCD) and foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared.

Sudan

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed. Foreign currencies in banknotes, traveler's cheques and letters of credit in all foreign currencies: amount exceeding EUR 10,000 or equivalent must be declared. Prohibited: local currency (Sudanese Pound - SDG).

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed. Foreign currencies in amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- must be accompanied by import declaration. Prohibited: local currency (Sudanese Pound - SDG).

Suriname

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Suriname Dollar-SRD): SRD 150.- per person; foreign currencies: unlimited, provided amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- are declared on model H forms on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents: local currency (Suriname Dollar-SRD): SRD 150.- per person; foreign currencies: unlimited, provided acquired from a foreign exchange bank and amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- are declared on model H forms on departure. Non-residents: foreign currencies: unlimited, provided amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- are declared on model H forms on arrival.

Swaziland

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed. Local currency (Swazi Lilangeni; plural Emalangeni-SZL) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed. Local currency (Swazi Lilangeni; plural Emalangeni-SZL) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Sweden

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for Export apply (see: Export).

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Swedish Krona-SEK) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Switzerland

Currency Import regulations:

Import of local currency (Swiss Franc-CHF) and foreign currencies without restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Export of local currency (Swiss Franc-CHF) and foreign currencies without restrictions.

Syria

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed. Residents: local currency (Syrian Pound-SYP): unlimited; foreign currencies: up to the amount of max. USD 5.000.-. Non-residents: foreign currencies: up to the amount of max. USD 5.000.-. All nationals of Arab countries and foreigners are allowed to carry USD 5000.- when transiting Syria.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed. Residents: SYP 5000.- when traveling to Lebanon. Non-residents: foreign currencies: up to the amount of max. USD 5.000.-. All nationals of Arab countries and foreigners are allowed to carry USD 5000.- when transiting Syria.

Taiwan

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed Local currency (New Taiwan Dollar-TWD): up to TWD 60,000.-; Chinese currency: up to CNY 20,000.-; Foreign currency: up to USD 10,000.-, or its equivalent; Bearer traveler’s checks, other types of checks, promissory notes, drafts, or other forms of negotiable instruments up to the value of USD 10,000.-. Higher amounts must be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed Local currency (New Taiwan Dollar-TWD): up to TWD 60,000.-; Chinese currency: up to CNY 20,000.-; Foreign currency: up to USD 10,000.-, or its equivalent; Bearer traveler's checks, other types of checks, promissory notes, drafts, or other forms of negotiable instruments up to the value of USD 10,000.-.

Tajikistan

Currency Import regulations:

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Currency Export regulations:

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Tanzania

Currency Import regulations:

Residents of Tanzania, Kenya or Uganda may import local currency (Tanzanian Shilling-TZS) up to the amount exported. Non-residents are prohibited of importing local currency. Residents and non-residents may import foreign currencies without restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents of Tanzania, Kenya or Uganda may export local currency (Tanzanian Shilling-TZS) up to TZS 1,000.-. Non-residents are prohibited of exporting local currency. Residents and non-residents may export foreign currencies without restrictions.

Thailand

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency: up to THB 50,000.- per person or THB 100,000.- per family holding one passport. Foreign currencies: unlimited. However, amounts of foreign currency exceeding USD 20,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared to a Customs Officer upon arrival by all travelers.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency: up to THB 50,000.- per person or THB 100,000.- per family holding one passport. Foreign currencies: unlimited. However, amounts of foreign currency exceeding USD 20,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared to a Customs Officer upon departure by all travelers.

Timor-Leste

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (US Dollar - USD) and foreign currency: no restrictions. Amounts exceeding USD 5,000.- must be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

No reliable information can yet be obtained on restrictions for local currency (USD Dollar - USD) or foreign currency.

Togo

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (CFA Franc-XOF); and foreign currencies: limited to XOF 3,000,000.-, provided declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents: local currency (CFA Franc-XOF): not exceeding XOF 3,000,000.-; foreign currencies: to destinations within the French monetary area: unlimited and outside the French monetary area: up to the equivalent of XOF 6,500,000.-. For non-residents: local currency (CFA Franc-XOF): not exceeding XOF 3,000,000.-; foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared.

Tonga

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Pa'anga-TOP) and foreign currencies: must be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Pa'anga-TOP) and foreign currencies: up to the amount declared on arrival. If the amount exceeds TOP 10,000.- or equivalent in foreign currencies, prior approval from the National Reserve Bank of Tonga is required.

Trinidad & Tobago

Currency Import regulations:

For residents import of local currency (Trinidad and Tobago Dollar-TTD) is allowed with up to TTD 200.- in banknotes. Provided declared on arrival, no restrictions for import of foreign currencies (including traveler's cheques, etc.). Non-residents may import local and foreign currencies without restrictions, provided declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

For residents export of local currency (Trinidad and Tobago Dollar-TTD) is allowed with up to TTD 200.-. Foreign currencies are permitted up to the equivalent of TTD 2,500.- once a year. All other amounts must be authorized by the Exchange Control Department. For non-residents export of local currency is allowed with up to TTD 200.- in banknotes. Foreign currencies may be exported up to the amount imported and declared.

Tunisia

Currency Import regulations:

Foreign currencies (no restrictions). Prohibited: local currency (Tunisian Dinar (TND).

Currency Export regulations:

Residents: foreign currencies: up to the equivalent to TND 4000.- per year. Prohibited: local currency (Tunisian Dinar-TND). Non-residents: foreign currencies: up to the amount imported. Re-exchange of local into foreign currencies upon departure is possible up to 30% of the total amount imported and exchanged with a maximum of TND 100.- per person, upon presentation of bank exchange receipts. Export of amounts exceeding TND 1000.- in foreign currencies is only allowed, provided declared when entering the country. Prohibited: local currency.

Turkey

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Turkish Lira-TRY) and foreign currencies: unlimited. However, passengers should declare foreign currencies on arrival and ensure that this is specified in their passports.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Turkish Lira-TRY) and foreign currencies: Foreigners: up to USD 5,000.- or equivalent. Amounts exceeding the equivalent of USD 5,000 must be declared and: -those residing in Turkey: must buy them from a bank in Turkey (with an entry to this effect in the passport); -those residing abroad: must have declared foreign currencies on arrival and have this specified in their passports. In case of re-exchange of TRY into foreign currency a bank voucher is required. For nationals of Turkey: up to USD 10,000.- or equivalent. Amounts exceeding the equivalent of USD 10,000 must be declared.

Turkmenistan

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Turkmen New Manat - TMT): allowed for residents of Turkmenistan, provided the amount has been declared on the customs declaration when leaving the country. Foreign currencies: allowed, provided a declaration is made.

Currency Export regulations:

Foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared. Local currency: unlimited for residents, provided a declaration is made.

Turks & Caicos Isl.

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (US Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (US Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Tuvalu

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Australian Dollar - AUD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Australian Dollar-AUD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

USA

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (United States Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions, provided that arriving and departing passengers must report to US customs any money or other monetary instruments exceeding USD 10,000.-. Gold: Importation of gold coins or small, non-commercial quantities of gold must be declared upon arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (United States Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions, provided that arriving and departing passengers must report to US customs any money or other monetary instruments exceeding USD 10,000.-. Gold: Importation of gold coins or small, non-commercial quantities of gold must be declared upon arrival.

Uganda

Currency Import regulations:

Foreign currencies: unlimited, provided declared on arrival. Prohibited: local currency (Uganda Shilling-UGX).

Currency Export regulations:

Foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared on arrival. Prohibited: local currency (Uganda Shilling-UGX).

Ukraine

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Ukrainian Hryvnia-UAH) and foreign currencies: up to EUR 10,000.- or equivalent. Exceeding amounts must be declared. A document on the withdrawal of cash from banking accounts is required. Banking metals: max. 500 grams in the shape of ingots and coins with a written declaration for the customs authorities.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Ukrainian Hryvnia-UAH) and foreign currencies: up to EUR 10,000.- or equivalent without declaration. For exceeding amounts, customs declaration and a document on the withdrawal of cash from the financial establishment is required. Banking metals: max. 500 grams in the shape of ingots and coins with a written declaration for the customs authorities. License required for exceeding weight. The customs declaration is grounds for export of declared currency within 1 year from the registration of the declaration.

United Arab Emirates

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (United Arab Em. Dirham-AED) and foreign currencies: allowed, however, currency exceeding AED 100,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (United Arab Em. Dirham-AED) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

United Kingdom

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Pound Sterling-GBP) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker’s draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Pound Sterling-GBP) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker’s draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

United States of America

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (United States Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions, provided that arriving and departing passengers must report to US customs any money or other monetary instruments exceeding USD 10,000.-. Gold: Importation of gold coins or small, non-commercial quantities of gold must be declared upon arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (United States Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions, provided that arriving and departing passengers must report to US customs any money or other monetary instruments exceeding USD 10,000.-. Gold: Importation of gold coins or small, non-commercial quantities of gold must be declared upon arrival.

Uruguay

Currency Import regulations:

No restrictions on import/export of local or foreign currencies.

Currency Export regulations:

No restrictions on import/export of local or foreign currencies.

Uzbekistan

Currency Import regulations:

Import allowed for residents: - unlimited import of local currency (Uzbek Som-UZS); - unlimited import of foreign currencies. Import allowed for non-residents: - unlimited import of local currency (Uzbek Som-UZS); - unlimited import of foreign currencies. A declaration form has to be filled out upon arrival. Passengers carrying more than USD 1,000.- may be checked physically.

Currency Export regulations:

Export allowed for residents: - unlimited local currency (Uzbek Som-UZS); - foreign currencies up to the amount of USD 2,000.- or equivalent in freely convertible currency. Larger amounts can be exported with a special permit from the Central Bank. Export allowed for non-residents: - unlimited local currency (Uzbek Som-UZS); - foreign currencies not exceeding amount declared upon arrival. Proof of lawful exchange into Uzbek Som is required from passengers spending more than USD 2,000.-. Passengers failing to submit this proof have to pay a fine of 30 percent of the amount imported.

Vanuatu

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Vanuatu Vatu-VUV) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts over VUV 1,000,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Vanuatu Vatu-VUV) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts over VUV 1,000,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared.

Venezuela

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Venezuelan Bolivar Fuerte-VEF) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Venezuelan Bolivar Fuerte-VEF) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Vietnam

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Vietnamese Dong-VND): no restrictions. Amounts exceeding VND 15,000,000.- must be declared on arrival. Foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts exceeding USD 5,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared on arrival. Amounts under USD 5,000.- (or equivalent) to be deposited in credit institutions and branches of foreign banks must also be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Vietnamese Dong-VND): no restrictions. Amounts exceeding VND 15,000,000.- must be declared on departure. Foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts exceeding USD 5,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared upon. Proof of expenses is required.

Virgin Islands (British)

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed. Local currency (United States Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: unlimited, provided a declaration is made upon arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed. Local currency (United States Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared.

Virgin Islands (U.S.A.)

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (United States Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions, provided that arriving and departing passengers must report to US customs any money or other monetary instruments exceeding USD 10,000.-. Gold: Importation of gold coins or small, non-commercial quantities of gold must be declared upon arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (United States Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions, provided that arriving and departing passengers must report to US customs any money or other monetary instruments exceeding USD 10,000.-. Gold: Importation of gold coins or small, non-commercial quantities of gold must be declared upon arrival.

Yemen

Currency Import regulations:

mporting the local currency (Yemeni Riyal-YER) is prohibited: however, residents of Yemen up to YER 2,000.- No restrictions for foreign currencies. Amounts exceeding USD 3,000.- or equivalent should be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents may export up to YER 2,000.- (Yemeni Riyal - YER) and up to USD 3,000.- or equivalent of foreign currency, per passport. In case of staying abroad for medical treatment up to USD 4,000.- is allowed. For non-residents exporting the local currency is prohibited. Foreign currencies should not exceed the amounts imported and declared.

Zambia

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Zambia Kwacha-ZMW) and foreign currencies: amounts exceeding USD 5000.- or equivalent must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Zambia Kwacha-ZMW) and foreign currencies: amounts exceeding USD 5000.- or equivalent must be declared.

Zimbabwe

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Zimbabwe Dollar-ZWR no longer in circulation, USD widely in use. GBP, EUR and ZAR also accepted): foreign currencies: unlimited. However, amounts of USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Zimbabwe Dollar-ZWR no longer in circulation, USD widely in use. GBP, EUR and ZAR also accepted). Foreign currencies: Nationals and residents of Zimbabwe: maximum of USD 10,000.- (or equivalent). Amounts over USD 5,000.- (or equivalent) require exchange control approval; Non-residents: limited to the amount imported. Amounts over USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared.

Do you need to fly with a large amount of money? Are you worried about the laws for this? Concerned how to keep it safe?

We at carryonguy.com have tried to make this as clear as possible for you. With a good understanding of the rules, and proper planning, it needn’t be so concerning!

Taking cash onboard

Even in these digital times, there are occasions when we want to travel with large amounts of cash. What are the rules for doing this? How do you make sure you are not breaking any laws? Getting caught out with too much cash is not a smart idea – this is not something you want to have taken away! – so it is a good idea to make sure you are up to date with the rules.

In general, when travelling within a country (including in the US and Europe) there are no limits. You may still be questioned if things look suspicious though! For international travel there are strict limits imposed by customs controls. These will vary for each country.

Simple rules for domestic travel

Let’s start with the simpler cases, travelling domestically. TSA (who control airport security) in the US publish clear guidelines about carrying cash. There is no official upper limit, although any amount over $10,000 should be declared to TSA staff. They may want to carry out a more thorough search and determine the reasons for carrying cash.

In Europe there is likewise no limit, and no need to declare any amount to customs or security staff.

Travelling international

For international travel, it’s all about the rules imposed by national customs. Each country has its own rules for both import (relevant when flying to the country) and export (when leaving).

IATA report the rules for most countries on their website and we have brought these together for you in our easy to understand table here.

As you see from a glance at this, the limits vary widely. There are a variety of options:

No limits. For example, Switzerland, Gibraltar and Hong all allow travellers to import and export any amount of currency.

Declaration above a set limit. For example, US and Europe require a declaration to customs when carrying cash above US$10,000 and Euro 10,000 respectively. But if declared a higher amount can be carried. Singapore allows Singapore$ 20,000.

Fixed limit. For example, China has fixed import or export of 20,000 Yuan local currency.

There are several important things to be aware of with these currency rules. You should check these for your travel plans:

There are often different rules in place for taking money into (import rules) and out of (export rules) the country.

Of course, you should be aware of the country you are leaving as well as entering! You may be able to take it out, but check you can take it into your destination.

In many countries, the export (and likely import) of domestic currency is prohibited. They may have rules in place for travelling with foreign currency such as US Dollars but export of any of the domestic currency is forbidden.

Some countries, for example Mexico, will only allow foreigners to export as much currency as they brought in. If you need to do this, make you have the correct evidence and paperwork.

Don’t forget transit countries

Your route to your destination may not be direct, or all on one airline ticket. If you need to clear customs at the airport you will need to be within that country’s limits, regardless of whether it is your final destination.

This can happen even when you don’t expect it. For example, if your second or later flight is on a separate ticket and you need to exit customs and re-check in. Also, some countries (including the US) require all arriving passengers to clear full customs even if transiting.

Be careful – it’s not just banknotes!

A vital area to be aware of is the definition of what is included in permitted allowances. This is not limited to traditional notes and coins cash.

The definition in use by EU customs for example includes the following items. Many other countries will follow similar definitions:

Any banknote or coin currently in circulation globally

Travelers cheques

Other monetary instruments such as cheques, promissory notes money orders and bearer bonds. These count whether made out to bearer or another payee, or the payee name is omitted.

You should also be aware of precious metals and stones. Whilst these are not treated in the cash definition by the EU or USA, they are by several countries. Bahrain and Kuwait for example specifically include gold in their definition. Oman and Saudi Arabia include all precious metals, jewels and stones.

Exceeding the limit

For safe and smooth travel, it is obviously advisable to stick to the limits and only travel with local or foreign currency permitted, and below the declaration level.

Exceeding a permitted amount will bring complications. Best case the money will be confiscated. Worst case you will additionally find yourself with fines and criminal charges.

On the other hand, if you are just exceeding the limit for customs declaration this is less of a problem. The key here is why you are travelling with so much cash. Customs and border protection are on the lookout for evidence of illegal activity or money laundering and will likely want to question you. If you have nothing to hide, then explain this. It will help to have any documentation or other evidence to support you. Of course, if they suspect wrongdoing they will refer to law enforcement. In this case, the hassle and delay here, not to mention the penalties, could be significant.

If the amounts are large, and you are not clear about how the country will treat this, it may be worth consulting a specialized lawyer.

Keeping it safe

Of course, if you are travelling with any sum of money (not just an amount approaching the legal limit!), it Is important to take steps to protect it.

Before you travel, check your insurance details. Policies will normally have a limit on the amount of cash they cover. They may also be specific about how to carry cash and the circumstances under which you are insured for theft. If insurance for cash is important to you, it is worth checking the details of different providers to choose the most suitable.

Also, consider obtaining proof of the funds you are travelling with as this could be useful in the event of theft or other loss. Perhaps a bank certificate, proof of cash withdrawal or even a photograph of the money you are carrying.

Keeping the money safe in your baggage and onboard is vital too. For some great tips on this and other in flight safety issues, see our article on in flight theft. This highlights the importance of locking your bags, keeping them near you and in sight and even using a motion detector.

Keep your eyes on it, and others off it

The sight of cash is tempting to any would-be thief! You should try to keep it out of view of others as much as possible, but keep sight of it all times. This starts at the security checkpoint and if you have to declare cash here, or a search of your bags is required, request to have this done in private. This will likely take more time, but keeps it out of others sight and in your view at all times.

On board the plane, don’t put money carrying bags in the overhead locker if it can be avoided. Keep them under the seat, at your feet, or even better on your person.

You’ll sleep much better on the flight knowing your cash is on you and not up above in a luggage locker!

Money packing products

There are some good products which can help with keeping money safe and out of sight. These have evolved far from the simple under-clothes money belt man of us have used, but are still limited in how much cash they can carry.

Take a look at money pouches designed to be worn under clothes, which I recommend:

I also recommend a standard trouser belt which can carry cash using a hidden zipped compartment on the rear. As with the under-clothes pouches, the volume here is limited. Combining a few of these options together may be a good solution for some people.

For a larger option, there are some good quality products available from PacSafe. They produce a range of sturdy, slash proof and lockable carry-on bags that may be of use, again depending on volume. These are also much more secure than a standard day bag for carrying around cash when you reach you destination. See this bag for example:

PacSafe also make a range of “Portable Safe” products. These can pack down inside another bag, but can also be sealed securely and locked to another object (such as your airline seat of even yourself!). And after arrival, they can also be useful in a hotel room or office.

Preparation is key

So, in summary, carrying money with you on a flight is fine as long as you are well prepared. This is not an area you want to get wrong – the penalties may be high and of course the cargo is valuable.

If for whatever reason you find yourself needing to carry large amount of cash just make sure you follow these important steps:

Check you are within the customs limits for export AND import for your whole travel itinerary (including transits).

Make sure you are aware of the total value of your money, and what to include in this.

Take any documentation you may need to support your reasoning if questioned.

Keep your money safe and in sight at all times.

Consider an undercover belt / pouch or lockable bag to help with protection.

Sources

http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/individuals/cash-controls_en

http://www.iatatravelcentre.com/GB-United-Kingdom-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm#currency

http://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/36740/is-there-a-legal-limit-to-the-amount-of-cash-one-can-carry-on-domestic-us-flight

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