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If you're the kind of person who likes driving to and around the destination, then you can add Sri Lanka to your list of places to drive around in. Flemingo Liners, a ferry service that operates from Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu to Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital, now has a provision by which your car can be checked in as registered baggage , and the passenger can claim it on reaching the destination. Also Read - Fire Breaks Out in Chennai as People Burn Crackers in Response to PM's Call, No Deaths or Injuries Reported
One needs to obtain the 'Carnet de Passage' document for the Automobile Association of India which costs Rs 5000. Upon reaching Sri Lanka the local Automobile Association has to be approached, which will issue a temporary registration for the tourist post an inspection and declaration of the tools being carried. To obtain this registration the tourist will also need to obtain membership of the Automobile Association, which costs Rs 4412 for a lifetime membership. Also Read - Doctor Feeds Food to Coronavirus Patient in Absence of Family, Photo Goes Viral
The cars will be ferried on the MV Scotia Prince, which can carry up to 1044 passengers on its nine levels. It also has facilities like restaurants, bars, lounge areas etc.