proof of sufficient funds?

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Oct 12th, 2004, 11:17 AM
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proof of sufficient funds?

I'm a little confused...I've been researching customs requirements for the countries we are traveling to for our honeymoon next month (France, Mauritius, Seychelles). I've noticed that one requirement is "proof of sufficient funds". What do they mean by "sufficient funds"? I can't find clarification anywhere. Since most of our trip (hotel, transportation, food) has been paid for already through our agent, we weren't planning on taking tons of cash/travelers checks. How much should we take as "proof"?
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Oct 12th, 2004, 11:56 AM
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A very good reason to have a roundtrip return ticket to your home country. Most all countries (US included) require a return ticket to be certain you leave when your holiday if finished - countries do not want to be responsible for visitors. However, as we all know, these days, this doesn't always work out as countries might wish. Once people arrive at a destination it often isn't too difficult to get lost and never report back to Immigration offices.

I do not believe you have to worry about this for your honeymoon. You have a fully paid vacation package and return air tickets and fund for additional meals, tours, souvenirs, etc., so you should be fine.
 
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Oct 12th, 2004, 12:43 PM
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"Proof of sufficient funds" is a commonly listed requirement for entry into many countries. It's to help countries prevent those who may decide to remain indefinitely from entering and becoming a burden on their society. In practice, I highly doubt that you'll be asked to show any monetary proof upon entry. What's more likely is that you may be asked where you're staying or to show that you possess a return ticket. I wouldn't be too concerned.
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