Sri Lanka - Duty Free Baggage Allowance

 

CATEGORY (A) : Period less than 90 days
(i) Baggage up to US$ 125/- Duty Free
(ii) Purchases from Sri Lanka Duty Free Shop on arrival, if no goods are brought from abroad, upto US$ 187.50 Duty free
(iii) Excess value above US$ 125/- or US$187.50, Dutiable at normal rates
CATEGORY (B) : Over 90 days less than 365 days
(i) Baggage up to US$ 500/- Duty Free
(ii) Purchases from Sri Lanka Duty Free Shop on arrival, if no goods are brought from abroad, upto US$ 625/- Duty free
(iii) Excess value above US$ 500/- or US$ 625/-, Dutiable at normal rates
CATEGORY (C) : Over 365 days
(i) Baggage up to US$ 1000/- Duty Free
(ii) Purchases from Sri Lanka Duty Free Shop on arrival, if no goods are brought from abroad, upto US$ 1750/- Duty free
(iii) Excess value above US$ 1000/- or US$ 1750/-, Dutiable at normal rates
CATEGORY (D) : Minors (Under 18 years)
(i) Period less than 90 days -
(a) Baggage up to US$ 87.50 Duty Free
(b) Purchases from Sri Lanka Duty Free Shop on arrival, if no goods are brought from abroad, upto US$ 125/- Duty free
(c) Excess value above US$ 125/- dutiable at normal rates
(ii) Period over 90 days -
(a) Baggage and/or goods purchased from Sri Lanka Duty Free Shop on arrival, up to US$ 187.50 Duty Free
(b) Excess value above US$ 187.50 dutiable at normal rates

Residents - Sri Lanka Passport Holders & Juniors

The following items carried by on person or in the hand luggage accompanying him are exempted from Customs Duty

  • 2.5 litres of alcoholic liquor

  • 2 litres of wine

  • 0.25 litres of perfumed spirits

  • 50 cigars whether in open or unopened boxes

  • 200 beedi whether in open or unopened boxes

  • 200g tobacco

  • 100g snuff


Non Residents - Foreign Passport Holders

The following items carried by on person or in the hand luggage accompanying him are exempted from Customs Duty

  • Wine 2 bottles

  • Spirits 1.5L

  • Toilet water 0.25L

  • Small quantity of perfume

  • Souvenirs, value not exceeding US$250


Permissible Quantities of Articles and Goods in Passengers' Baggage

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Source: (c) Sri Lanka Customs