Cash Allowed When Travelling to and From the UK
There are restrictions when it comes to the amount of cash allowed when travelling to and from the UK. Cash can include notes and coins, bankers' drafts and cheques of any kind (including travellers' cheques). You must declare cash of €10,000 or more when travelling. This applies when taking cash between the UK and any non-European Union (EU) country.
How to Declare Cash When Travelling
Just follow these three steps:
Download and fill in form C9011 or get a copy at the port or airport at which you arrive
Make a copy - If you fill in the form at the port or airport, it automatically makes a carbon copy when you fill in the form.
Leave a copy in the drop-box at the port or airport and keep another copy to show custom officers.
You could face a penalty of up to £5000 if you don't declare your cash or give any incorrect information
- Your declared case can be seized by customs officers if they have reasonable grounds to suspect that money is or may be linked to crime. They can keep the cash for 48 hours - after that, they need a court order to get the same back.