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Taking cigarettes into Sri Lanka

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Taking cigarettes into Sri Lanka

Hi, all. I'm sorry, but I am one of the few degenerates left in the world who still smokes. Withdrawal / quitting is a bear! Anyway, I am travelling to Sri Lanka on April 2nd this year and would like to know how many cigarettes I am allowed to bring into the country. I know that I can buy a carton duty-free at Vancouver Airport; however, that really doesn't mean that I can take them into Sri Lanka. I did try going on-line and the most current questions/answers I found were from 2009. Has anyone travelled more recently and knows the answer?

Thanks a million!

Bev

Ahungalla, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: Taking cigarettes into Sri Lanka

Hi Bev...

No, cigarettes cannot be legally taken into Sri Lanka, you will get away with a couple of opened packs per person, but not full cartons..

However !, as a tourist you will not likely be stopped at customs, so if you take a chance, little or no chance of being stopped/searched..

You can buy at duty free on way home with no restrctions..

Regards

Dave

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2. Re: Taking cigarettes into Sri Lanka

Thank you, Dave! I appreciate the info!

Bev

3. Re: Taking cigarettes into Sri Lanka

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