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Travelers to Saudi Arabia required to declare cash, jewelry

Travelers entering and exiting Saudi Arabia will be required to declare the amount of cash, jewelry and precious stones that they are carrying effective June 2, the Ministry of Finance said in a May 23 statement.

Passengers entering or exiting the Kingdom via air, land and sea must declare cash, precious stones or jewelry exceeding SR 60,000 [$16,000] or the equivalent in foreign currency to customs officials. Travelers who fail to abide by the regulation will face penalties.