Visa & Passport

Visa & Passport

The Maldives have a remarkably easy visa policy -- Everybody gets a free 30-day visa on arrival, provided that they have a valid travel document, a ticket out and proof of sufficient funds, defined as either a confirmed reservation in any resort or USD25/day in cash. This can be extended up to 90 days at Male, but you'll need to indicate where you're staying for that long. See the Department of Immigration and Emigration website for details.

The Maldives is an Islamic country. Importing the following is prohibited: Alcohol, Pork and pork by-products, Religious articles other than Islamic ones, narcotics and psychotropic drugs Pornography (very broadly defined)

Note: all luggage is X-rayed on arrival. Exporting sand, seashells or coral is also forbidden.

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