looking for info on Sri Lanka

Discussion in 'Sri Lanka' started by toomanychoices, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. toomanychoices

    toomanychoices New Member

    Im looking for info about Sri Lanka on things like customs, currency, tipping, etc..by the way, is there a departure tax?
  2. Danny

    Danny Moderator

    Yes, there is an international airport departure tax of Rs 1,500, which is around USD $35. Other general info about Sri Lanka include:

    - Tap water is not safe to drink so you'll need to get bottled water
    - No tipping is necessary as a 10% charge will be automatically added to your bill.
    - The import and export of local currency is limited to Rs1000 ($45)
    - Sri Lanka duty free is limited to 2 bottles of wine and 1.5litres of spirits, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 340g of tobacco
    - You must declare precious metals such as gold, platinum and silver when you arrive to Sri Lanka.
    - Penalties for carrying or trafficking illegal drugs are extremely severe.

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