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Free Tourist Visa on Arrival

No pre-arrival visa is required for tourists to Maldives. Up to thirty-day free visa is issued on arrival for all nationalities.

You must meet the following criteria:

• Should posses a valid machine readable passport with at least 6 months validity
• Have a valid ticket to continue the journey out of Maldives
• Have enough funds to cover the expenses for duration of the stay in Maldives. (US$100 + $50 dollars per day) or a confirmation of reservation in a Tourist Resort or a Hotel

Employment is strictly prohibited under this category.

 

Other visas

Permission to visit for other purposes, including employment, has to be obtained from the Maldives Immigration. Please refer to the Maldives Immigration website’s ‘Entry to Maldives’ page for further details.

 

Customs Information:

Prohibited Items

It is prohibited for tourists to bring firearms,  alcoholic beverages, pork products, pornography and idols of worship into the Maldives. Additionally, strict penalties apply to those attempting to bring illegal drugs into the country. Alcohol and pork products are only available on resort islands under a special license.

Medication

Most medication can be carried with you when entering the Maldives provided that you show a doctor’s prescription, and  the amount you are carrying does not exceed your requirements for the duration of your stay in the Maldives.

However, as regulations occasionally change, please check with the Customs Service that your medication is permitted in the Maldives.

Photography and Diving Equipment

If you are bringing in a lot of photographic or diving equipment it is advisable to inform your resort of the details prior to your arrival. Otherwise provide a list with details about the equipment (serial numbers and so forth), to avoid delay at the airport upon arrival.

Any items left behind will be liable for import duty.

 

For further clarification on what items can be brought into the Maldives, please contact the Maldives Customs Service:

Maldives Customs Service
Boduthakurufaanu Magu
Maafannu, Male’

 

Telephone: +960 3322001
Fax: +960 3322633
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