If you are flying internationally, you will have to go through customs, whether you’re flying on a private jet charter or on a commercial flight. Depending on the country, you may have to stop at a specific airport to go through customs before continuing on to your final destination. In some cases, the private jet operator may be able to obtain a permit to bypass that first port of entry and go through customs at your final destination instead.
Wherever you go through customs, you’ll need to declare anything of value that you’re bringing into the country, including cash. There are very few exceptions, such as medical emergencies, that would allow a flight to bypass customs entirely upon arrival. Fortunately, when you fly private, customs is quick and takes typically fifteen minutes or less. In addition, the customs officials will come to you, rather than you having to go to them.