As international travel options are normalising it is important to consider the rules for carrying cash when travelling. 

If you carry cash of £10,000 or more when you enter or leave Great Britain to or from any other country, you must declare it.

Travellers from Great Britain need to declare if they are carrying cash of €10,000 or more when they travel to Northern Ireland. When leaving Northern Ireland there is no requirement to make a declaration when taking cash to Great Britain or if you are entering or leaving a country in the EU.

The definition of cash includes:

  • notes and coins
  • bankers’ drafts
  • travellers’ cheques
  • cheques (including travellers’ cheques) that are signed but not made out to a person or organisation

There is an online form available on GOV.UK that can be used to make the declaration at any time in the 72 hours prior to the time of travel.

If you’re travelling in a group, you need to declare if the total amount of cash being carried is £10,000 or more.

There are penalties of up to £5,000 for failing to make a declaration or for providing incorrect information. 

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