BEFORE YOU ARRIVE TO MALDIVES

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE TO MALDIVES

Make the most of your trip to Maldives with our guide to important information, tips and advice for visitors to our sunny side of life. Be prepared for the sunny warm weather as well as rain at any time, which can be torrential but usually brief. Be aware that there are certain goods that you are not allowed to bring into the Maldives under any circumstances, and some goods that are restricted.

  • alert GOODS WHICH ARE BANNED COMPLETELY
  • flower Narcotics and psychotropic substances
  • moon Religious materials offensive to Islam
  • pork Live pigs
  • hand Idols (for worship)
  • xxx Pornographic material (including sex toys) such as books, magazines, films, videos, DVDs and software
  • file GOODS THAT REQUIRE A PERMIT TO IMPORT
  • glass Liquor and Alcoholic Products
  • pork Pork and its by-products
  • pannel Chemical and Chemical Products
  • foot Pets
  • gun Firearms, Explosives, Weapons and Ammunition
  • medicin Medicine
  • smook Tobacco and Tobacco Products
  • mobile Communication Equipment

VISA & IMMIGRATION

Maldives welcomes visitors from any part of the world.

FREE 30 DAYS VISA UPON ARRIVAL FOR ALL VISITORS

No prior visa is required to enter the Maldives and based on immigration requirements, entry permits will be granted on arrival. However an entry permit does not permit visitors to take up employment, set up any business or conduct any professional activities (paid or unpaid) except with the consent of the government and in compliance with pertinent laws and regulations of the Maldives.

Visitors entering the Republic of Maldives should fulfill the following requirement for the grant of an entry permit into the country.
Possession of a valid international travel document issued by the Government of a Sovereign State.
Possession of a valid return air ticket to a destination where the passenger has permission to enter, together with necessary visas for the onward journey to the next destination.
Possession of minimum of US$30.00 per person per day or confirmed hotel reservation for the intended period of stay in the Maldives. Following are exempted from this requirement.

  • * DIPLOMATS
  • * UN PERSONNEL
  • * APPROVED PERSONS FOR EMPLOYMENT
  • * TECHNICAL AND OTHER EXPERTS ATTACHED TO THE GOVERNMENT
  • * THOSE WHO HAVE CONFIRM BOOKINGS IN REGISTERED TOURIST RESORT/HOTELS ETC.
  • * THOSE SPONSORED BY MALDIVIANS

No prior visa is required to enter the Republic of Maldives. Entry permit will be granted to visitors on arrival at designated ports of entry, based on the immigration requirements.
An entry permit does not allow an visitor to take up employment, set up any business or exercise any profession whether paid or unpaid except with the consent and in conformity
An expatriate must obtain a work permit from the Ministry of Human Resources Employment and Labour prior to arrival in Maldives to engage in employment.
Visitors who stay beyond the period for which they have been approved may be deported.
The Government of Maldives refuses admission and transit to holder of Merchant Seaman books.
Disembarkation and Embarkation card shall be filled by every passenger and submitted to the Immigration Officer on entry.

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