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Customs Regulations in Sri Lanka

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Passport
  • Residence Visa/Blue Card
  • Unaccompanied baggage declaration must be made at airport
  • Inventory (valued)

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • CUSTOMER MUST BE PRESENT AT TIME OF CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  • Sri Lanka Nationals & Expatriates may import household goods and personal effects duty-free provided they have been outside the country for a year or more
  • Some Customs exemption granted with Residence Visa
  • Shipments must arrive within three months of Customer
  • Refundable Customs deposit payable on all shipments

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • All items in commercial quantity
  • Alcohol and tobacco products
  • All currency, gold, silver, jewelry, etc.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Dangerous drugs
  • Gold and gems
  • Firearms
  • Obscene literature, pictures, etc.
  • Sri Lanka currency over Rs. 1,000/Indian and Pakistan currencies
  • Fruits, plants, vegetables
  • Animals, birds, reptiles, and parts thereof
  • POSSESSION OF HEROIN CARRIES THE DEATH PENALTY

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • Automobiles and motorcycles over three years old are prohibited
  • Only right-hand drive autos are permitted
  • High duties payable
  • Import License must be obtained prior to arrival

ALLOWANCES Maximum permissible for other common items:

  • 12 Saris and 6 Sarongs (or verities)
  • Garments: Males (12) and Females (12)
  • Textile material--total of 12 meters
  • Shoes, Slippers--6 pairs of each

URL: http://www.customs.gov.lk
   

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