Customs regulations

Anything to declare ?

All travellers entering or leaving the EU with € 10.000 or more in cash must declare the sum to customs in order to comply with Regulation (EC) No 1889/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council applicable from 15 June 2007.

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CITES - Protection of species of plants and animals from extinction

Alongside the destruction of habitats, the economic exploitation of animals and plants is one of the greatest dangers facing the animal and plant worlds. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, in short the Washington Convention, is a legally binding international agreement dating from 1973 to protect endangered species of animals and plants. It is also known internationally as CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

Protection of Species

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Exotic travel souvenirs and gifts may impress by their peculiarity and uniqueness. Many species of flora and fauna which are used for travel souvenirs and gifts are endangered in their population or even threatened by extinction. Hence, particularly exotic species of fauna and flora are subject to strict import regulations. Many travellers do not realise that the purchase of such souvenirs may result in a rude awakening.

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