New and easy EU rules for the handling of musical instruments at customs are applied as from today on. According to the new amendment travelers may temporarily import/export portable musical instruments as professional equipment without customs formalities. This means that when traveling with such instruments they may use the green or ‘nothing to declare’ Customs channel at airports. This will definitely end the confiscation of violins and other instruments especially at Frankfurt airport, which affected badly some musicians in the past. The new regulation is available here.

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