Sri Lanka Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations summary

Customs, Currency & Airport tax

All about Sri Lanka
Capital city: Colombo
Currency: Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR)
Local time: GMT + 5:30
Telephone code: + 94
Bank: Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Customs Rules

Import regulations:

Nationals of Sri Lanka and Residents of Sri Lanka. Free import only by persons over 18 years of age:- 2.5 liters of spirits; ... More information

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Import permit required for fire arms, ammunitions, explosives and weapons.... More information

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES. For further detail... More information

Export regulations:

Export of goods for personal use only are allowed.Prohibited:- dangerous drugs or narcotic substances;- pornographic or seditious ... More information


Before bringing any pets into Sri Lanka, prior authorization must be obtained from the Department of Animal Production and Health (DAPH). Informati... More information

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Sri Lanka. Exempt: baggage of transit passengers, which is cleared at t... More information

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.... More information

Currency regulations

Currency Import regulations: Local currency (Sri Lanka Rupee-LKR) up to LKR ... More information

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