Currency in Sri Lanka
What is the currency in Sri Lanka? That this question may ask a tourist going on vacation in this wonderful country. The base currency of the country is Sri Lanka Rupee, abbreviated - lan.rupiya, denoted - LKR and code - ₨. 100 cents equal to one rupee. Money in Sri Lanka, as in most countries, are turning in the form of coins and banknotes. The constant circulation are banknotes of 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000 and 2,000 rupees, and the coin face value, cost 25 and 50 cents, and the rupee in monetary terms 1, 2, 5, 10.
Exchange rate lan.rupee, is practically constant, but gradually its value against the dollar decreases. The cost of the Russian ruble is about 3 rupees, counting the amount of rupees in rubles, it is necessary to share the cost of rupees in the three (or more precisely, 2.8), translated into Russian rubles Rs 100 crore: equals 30 rubles.
What currency to take to Sri Lanka
Exchange Lankan rupee easier for USdollars. The US currency is accepted freely in local exchange offices, it is also possible to pay for the services of hotels, shops, located in tourist areas (several overvalued exchange rate). Therefore, the question "what currency to take to Sri Lanka?" Is removed, most logical to take dollars. Although, it should be said that other foreign currency will be able to exchange.
You can make the exchange of currency in Sri Lankaairports, specialized exchange offices, banks, etc. Of course, not difficult to guess that the best conditions for the exchange offer banks and bureaux de change, so the bulk of the currency change is necessary there.
We do not recommend to use bank cards,paying services, due to the high incidence of fraud. Therefore, going to Sri Lanka, notify your bank that you want to use your card in this country. Otherwise, it will be instantly blocked any attempt to its application.
Import and export of currency
Sri Lanka Customs rules, allowed to importand export any amount in foreign currency. Import of currency in Sri Lanka amounts exceeding $ 10000 and its equivalent in the currency of another country, has some limitations, the amount in excess of $ 10,000 must be compulsorily declared. Import of national currency of India and Pakistan.
National Sri Lankan currency (rupee) imported to and exported from the country in an amount not exceeding 5 thousand rupees.