USEFUL FACTS FOR MOVING TO SRI LANKA
Planning on moving to Sri Lanka? Here are a few things that you should know!
Sri Lanka is located to the south of India. Although a small country, it is separated from India by the water. Sri Lanka is diverse in nature from its sandy beaches to lush rainforests. It is one of the most popular destinations for tourists worldwide.
With a population of over 21 million people, Sri Lanka has one of the world’s highest literacy rates. Three major languages in Sri Lanka are Tamil, Sinhala and English, Sinhala being the national language of the country. Sri Lanka experiences cultural diversity resulting from a mix of both modern and traditional cultures.
Sri Lanka has undergone many historical events. There are many Buddhist architectural landmarks in the country, although the island nation has been influenced by various cultures over the course of history. One of the most popular historical attractions is the bridge that used to connect India to Sri Lanka. It does not exist because it was destroyed by a flood.
One of the reasons why Sri Lanka is an attractive place for expats is because of its rich culture. Apart from architectural landmarks, the country has deep-rooted traditions that are there to be discovered. With its beautiful beaches, it provides an ideal place for tourists and digital nomads. Sri Lankan economy is booming because of tourism. So it provides many job opportunities for people belonging from different fields. The capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo provide cheap cost of living, making the city a popular choice for expats.
Major airports and seaports
Sri Lanka is an island nation that faces ocean on all sides. Because of this, trading in Sri Lanka is based on imports and exports by ships. As a result many ports are in existence and are thriving. Port of Colombo is the largest port in the country. In addition to this, Port of Hambantota, Galle and others are there. The existence of natural harbors has enabled many ports to be constructed along the coastal line of Sri Lanka as well. You will find that because of close proximity to India, many shipping routes connect Sri Lank to India.
Another option for shipping to Sri Lanka is by air. Airports in Sri Lanka including Bandaranaike (Colombo) International Airport in Colombo, Mattala Airport in the southeast Sri Lanka serve as major international airports.
Customs taxes and duties levied on household goods vary from country to country. This is why it is important to know what things to pack for your move. In addition to this, there are documents that are required for shipping to Sri Lanka such as passport, packing list, residence and work permit among other documents.
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