Customs Regulations


Customs regulations in general

If travelling or moving to Germany customs rules of the European Union apply.

The German customs authorities have put up an English website so you are able to inform yourself before you travel. If you carry larger amounts of cash on you, please note that you have to fill in a declaration if the amount exceeds the value of 10.000 Euros. In case of families travelling together customs officers expect that each person carries an amount less than 10.000 Euro personally.

Tax Free

If you have had no time to collect your customs certification and money at one of the customs and tax free counters on a German airport and you can give proof to this fact you are able to get the tax ...

Import of pets to the EU

 For information how to bring along your pet to Germany click here.

Customs Regulations


Contact the Consular Department and Visa Section

The Consular Department and Visa Section of the Embassy can be reached during the indicated telephone times or anytime by email.

cash declaration

All travellers entering or leaving the European Union with €10,000 or more in cash must declare the sum to Customs. This initiative has been taken to assist the efforts being made at EU level to tack...

Moving to Germany

More detaild information on moving to Germany and what you have to bear in mind can be found here.