A new announcement was made by the government regarding the revision of the embarkation levy to be paid by passengers who leave the country through an international airport or seaport.
The announcement has been issued with the signature of President Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Minister of Finance.
As a result, passengers who leave Sri Lanka via Colombo International Airport must pay US$ 30 as embarkation fee. These fees are levied from March 27, 2022 to March 26, 2023.
An embarkation levy of US$30 will be charged from every person leaving Sri Lanka from Jaffna International Airport. The charges will be applicable during the period from January 12, 2023 to July 11, 2023.
The announcement further said that anyone leaving Sri Lanka from an airport other than Mattala, Ratmalana, or Jaffna International Airport must pay an embarkation levy of US$60. This rule also applies to those departing from Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport.
Those who depart from Sri Lanka by sea will also be subject to the embarkation levy of US$60.
International airlines that start operations at Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksa Airport are exempted from being charged this tax for a period of two years from the date of commencement of operations.
These embarkation levy orders are effective from January 12, 2023. (Chaturanga Pradeep Samarawickrama)
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