Customs Regulations (INBOUND)
Declare all your valuable equipment, jewellery and gems. If you have
nothing to declare, go through the Green Channel. Baggage
should not contain goods for others, goods in commercial quantities,
and prohibited or restricted goods. You are required to take back all
your personal effects when departing the country. You are entitled to
bring in 1.5 liters of spirits, 2 bottles of wine, 200cigarettes or
50 cigars, a small quantity of perfume and travel souvenirs not exceeding
US $ in value.
PERMITTED: You are entitled to take out what you have declared
and brought into the country, and whatever you have purchased locally,
such as jems, jewellery and Sri Lanka products with the funds brought
in. Three kilos of Sri Lanka tea, duty free, foreign currency declared
and brought into the country. Unused Sri Lanka currency should be reconverted
to foreign currency at departure.
NOT PERMITTED: Gems and jewellery
or valuable equipment not declared on arrival or not purchased in Sri
Lanka. Gold (crude, bullion or coins) Sri Lanka currency in excess of
Rs. 250/- . Firearms, explosives and dangerous weapons. Antiques, statues,
treasures, old books, etc., Animals birds or reptiles (dead or alive)
and their parts. Tea, rubber and coconut plants. Dangerous drugs.