Saturday, March 8, 2008

When entering or leaving Saudi Arabia, declare your cash and jewelry!

King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh

To protect a traveler from any legal hassles, declaration of cash and jewelry should be made at the Customs upon arrival or departure from the Saudi Arabia.

All airports and seaports in the Kingdom now have declaration form stands. At land crossings, declaration forms are handed out by the border police and authorities. Any traveler carrying cash, travellers’ check or precious metals in excess of SR60,000.00 (around US$16,000.00) should fill a declaration form.

If the Customs authorities discover that a traveler has failed to do so, he will be referred to the border authority for investigation and the amount of cash over the legal limit will be held at the deposit department under the name of the violator. Precious metals will be held by the Customs authority until a decision has been made by the concerned investigating authorities.

1 comment:

chase / chubz said...

that an airport? i thought it was a hotel.
very pretty.

i also heard about a big hotel near mecca. about the prince's endowment something. i forgot. it was one big structure