You are required to have a visa to enter Sri Lanka, these can be applied for online for a small fee at http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of departure from Sri Lanka.
Yellow Fever certificate requirements
Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s https://travelhealthpro.org.uk website.
What items am I prohibited from bringing into Sri Lanka?
- Dangerous drugs or narcotic substances
- Pornographic or seditious materials
- Any material ridiculing any religious belief
- Endangered species of plants
Restricted goods include:
- Pharmaceuticals and medicines, except for personal use
- Goods for commercial or trade purposes, except trade samples
- Plants, fruits, birds, and their products. Import permit must be obtained prior to travel
How much money can I bring into the country?
Visitors to Sri Lanka bringing in more than US$10,000 should declare the amount to the Customs on arrival. All unspent rupees converted from foreign currencies can be re-converted to the original currency on departure as long as encashment receipts can be produced.
What happens to goods you declare?
You may have to pay a levy duty on declared goods but any fresh food, plant material, seeds, soils, meats, and animal products are likely to be destroyed.
What are the duty-free concession limits for people entering Sri Lanka?
You are allowed to bring into the country duty free 1.5 litres of spirits, two bottles of wine, a small quantity of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilettes, and souvenirs with a value not exceeding US $250. The import of personal equipment such as cameras and laptop computers are allowed but must be declared on arrival. There is no duty-free allowance for tobacco products.