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Sri Lanka Travel Guide

Places to Visit

Colomba

Galle

Kurunelgala

Beaches

Unawatuna

Nuwara Eliya

Tour Packages

Visa

Customs

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Tour Packages

Suggested Sri Lanka Tour Packages

» SECRETS OF LANKA(CWT-SLS-010)
8 days, Archeology/History, Art/Architecture, Holiday Tours
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» BANGKOK - KUALALUMPUR-COLOMBO(CWT-02a)
2Nights Bangkok+ 2nights Pattaya+ 3 Nights Kuala Lumpur+ Airfare+ Sightseeing + Transfer+ Taxes+ Visa
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» BIRDWATCHING AND WILDLIFE TOUR (CWT-BWS-020)
17 days, Birdwatching, Wildlife Viewing
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Cost Includes:
» Accommodations
» Daily Breakfast
» Return Airfares
» Hotel - Airport - Hotel Transfers by Coach


Travel Information

Visa

A passport and an onward/return ticket and proof of sufficient funds are required. A no-cost visit visa, valid for 30 days, will be granted to tourists at the time of time of entry into Sri Lanka. Business travelers are required to have a visa prior to arrival. Visitors staying more than 30 days for any purpose must pay residency visa fees. Yellow fever and cholera immunizations are needed if arriving from an infected area. All travelers departing Sri Lanka (except diplomats and certain exempted travelers) must pay an airport tax, in cash. Sri Lankan law requires all persons, including foreigners, who are guests in private households to register in person at the nearest local police station. Individuals who stay in private households without registering may be temporarily detained for questioning. This requirement does not apply to individuals staying in hotels or guesthouses.

Specific inquiries should be addressed to the Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, 2148 Wyoming Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008, telephone (202) 483-4025 through 28, fax numbers (202) 232-7181 or 483-8017, e-mail address: slembassy@clark.net, home page: http://www.slembassy.org. There is a Consulate General in Los Angeles at 5371 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 201, Los Angeles, CA 90036, telephone (323) 634-0479 or (323) 634-1079 and a Consulate in New York City telephone (212) 986-7040. There are two honorary Sri Lankan consuls in the United States: New Orleans, LA telephone (504) 455-7880 and Atlanta, GA (404) 881-7164. Sri Lanka maintains a Permanent Mission to the United Nations at 630 3rd Avenue, 20th floor, New York, NY 10017.

In an effort to prevent international child abduction, many governments have initiated procedures at entry/exit points. These often include requiring documentary evidence of relationship and permission for the child's travel from the parent(s) or legal guardian not present. Having such documentation on hand, even if not required, may facilitate entry/departure.

Customs Regulations
Sri Lankan customs authorities may enforce strict regulations concerning temporary importation into or export from Sri Lanka of items such as firearms, antiquities, business equipment, obscene materials, currency, gems and precious metals. It is advisable to contact the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington, D.C., or one of Sri Lanka's consulates in the United States for specific information regarding customs requirements.

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