I usually carry about 250€, but if I am going to countries where cash may be difficult to come by, I increase it accordingly.
For an even more concerning view of UK lunacy, read this link for an even more disturbing application of draconian powers
NTarrant – why shouldn’t he carry an amount of cash which is only 33% of the declaration limit? That is the question, surely.
Not my choice, but that does not mean it is a unreasonable thing to do.