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Sri Lanka Import Restrictions


In order to enter Sri Lanka, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Sri Lanka government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Sri Lanka, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Sri Lanka.

Import restrictions

Sri Lanka admits personal gifts containing personal items in acceptable quantities. Sri Lanka treats gift items that exceed acceptable quantities as commercial goods that require an import permit. Before posting any commercial item, senders should confirm that the addressee has the necessary permit. All commercial goods attract duty.

Special documentation

Sri Lanka has no current requirements for special documentation.

Prohibitions

Refer to Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations

Transporting food of any kind is prohibited under ECI Platinum.