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Free import
The websites of the international airports will provide you the exact amounts and types of products which you can import, whether or not tax free, and those which are restricted or prohibited to import. Read the information carefully before entering the country.

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Transfers from and to the airports
There are no taxis at all waiting outside the arrival hall. This is important for you to know, because this is very unusual and inconvenient if you need a transfer to your destination. Immediately after the customs, there is a counter, where you can order a taxi. A taxi ride from the Airport to Colombo cost about Rps. 3000 and from the Airport to Negombo around Rps. 1500 (in 2013). More information about other taxi destination fares can be found on the website of the airport If you have already booked accommodation in advance or a tour through a travel agent, representatives are waiting in the arrival hall holding a board with the name of the tour company or with your name. Adventurous travelers may also take the public bus to their destination; there is a frequent bus service from Bandaranaike International Airport to and from Pettah in Colombo.