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    SRI LANKA ON ARRIVAL

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Airport clearance procedure
"the finest Island of its size" - Marco Polo
What you should expect on arrival?
Sri Lanka, for now has only one International Airport, the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake (30km north of Colombo). If you are lucky enough to land while the sun is still out, you will notice Sri Lanka's rich green foliage the moment you begin descent. Remember to fill out your disembarkation form before you proceed to the sparkling new wing of the Island's Airport (ask your flight attendant for one, or pick one up near the immigration area).

Most often, many flights arrive at the same time, but as long as you have your documents ready and don't allow any over-eager travellers to cut in line, the smiling immigration officers will send you sailing through towards your adventures in Sri Lanka.

Useful Tip :
There are two immigration area, one immediately as you walk down the departure terminal and another less busy area to your left, slightly out of view - head for that to avoid the rush.

Heat and humidity on arrival
The moment you step out of the well-air conditioned airport, prepare for Sri Lanka's warm and humid climate with an average temperature of 24°C. Put your jacket away and drink lots of water. The average temperature is 24°C.

Airport clearance process
Being a small Airport, the clearance process is not too complicated. You will be able to get your disembarkation form from a flight attendant before you land, or from the desks in the immigration area. To save time, make sure you have them filled out before you get in line at immigration.

Once you have picked up your bags from the Carousel downstairs, you can sail through the customs area and out into terminal lobby area, where you can get some local currency from the various bank kiosks.

Porters will be more than happy to assist you with your bags, and are usually paid Rs. 100 ($1) per bag to help you move your bags and push your trolley.

Transport on arrival
If Airport Transfer arrangements have been made through srilanka.com we will have one of our friendly chauffeurs waiting with a name card in the outside arrivals lobby. To access this area you will need to exit the arrivals terminal, then proceed down the walkway ready to be escorted you to your first destination in Sri Lanka. A premium car or an air-conditioned van (similar to the ones above) will be assigned for the transfer as per your requirement and the number of passengers.

If you have over looked your transfer needs, its not too late - simply email Johan at booking@srilanka.com and ask for it to be included in your quotation.

Service Guarantee
We take pride in being able to offer the highest levels of service in the industry with our service guarantee offering a replacement vehicle and driver in case of an emergency anywhere in Sri Lanka 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Peace of mind
Our vehicles undergo regular safety inspection and are fully insured for rental purposes with insurance coverage for the driver, the passengers the vehicle as well as 3rd parties.

Remember - we are here to meet your every needs 24/7 - simply call us at
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