Travel travails — Budget Report

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Meanwhile tourist board approved hotels will also face a 1 per cent charge from April 01, which will be used for tourist development.rn

rnThe duty free allowance of Sri Lankans working abroad for more than one year will be raised from US $ 1500 to US $ 1750.rn

rnThe port and airport levy imposed on imports will be reduced from 0.75 per cent to 0.5 per cent.rnrn
A US $ 5 tax will be imposed on each airline ticket in addition to the US $ 10 embarkation tax now collected from travellers.