What needs to be declared at German customs?

What needs to be declared at German customs?

Any person entering Germany from a non-EU country and carrying cash with a total value of 10,000 or more euros is obliged to declare that amount of money, immediately and unsolicited, in writing to the competent German customs authorities.

What can you not bring into Germany?


  • Medicinal products and narcotics. You must observe certain requirements if you are bringing medicinal products as normal travel requisites.
  • Cash.
  • Fireworks.
  • Instruments of torture.
  • Dangerous dogs.
  • Publications or media likely to harm minors and unconstitutional publications.
  • Cultural assets.
  • Food and feedstuffs.

Will German customs open my package?

Customs has a right to open parcels and inspect them in detail. As you can imagine, this may compromise the appearance of the gift and damage gift wrap. Finally, when sending a gift containing a gourmet items you are limited to sending non-perishable items.

Are there any new entry restrictions for Germany?

Entry restrictions. From 8 November 2020 all travellers to Germany have to register online prior to their entry on the website, if they have stayed in a risk area within the last 10 days prior to their entry to Germany. Also they must be able to present proof of this registration when entering Germany.

What do you need to know about entering Germany?

Entering Germany. Restrictions You may not just bring everything that is on sale abroad with you. In Germany certain goods, such as pharmaceuticals, narcotics, but also media likely to harm minors and unconstitutional media are subject to restrictions or bans. You must declare funds of 10,000 euros or more.

What are items exempt from customs in Germany?

Obviously, the personal possessions that you bring with you on your journey are exempt from duties, since they are considered personal property or sports equipment in temporary admission. However, for valuable objects such as jewellery, expensive digital cameras, and so on, you may be asked follow a special procedure.

Where can I find the German customs office?

Customs offices Locate the German customs office that has competence in the matter concerning you, including opening hours and contact details, in the Customs Office List (COL) provided on-line by the European Commission.