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Maldives visa & entry requirements

Maldives visa information

Do I need a visa to visit the Maldives?

A single entry visa stamp is issued on arrival for all nationalities flying into Male for a stay of up to 30 days and is free of charge.

What documentation do I need?

You must possess a passport valid for 6 months after the date you leave the Maldives and a ticket for your onward journey. You must provide written confirmation of your reservation at a resort / hotel, or proof of funds to cover the duration of your stay in the Maldives. The full 30 day visa stamp is granted at the discretion of the Immigration department on arrival.

Entry & Covid-19 testing requirements.

Do I need a PCR test before travelling to the Maldives?

There is no requirement for any travellers (both vaccinated and unvaccinated) to take PCR in advance of travel or on arrival.

What else will I need?

  1. Your NHS Covid Pass (or country equivalent). You should check that the name on your passport matches how it is displayed by NHS COVID at least 4 weeks before you travel. If the names are different, contact your doctor to have your details updated.

  2. There is a special Maldives travel insurance policy for Covid-related medical cover in-country (which we strongly advise you to take out unless your standard travel insurance policy has sufficient levels of medical cover for all Covid related medical matters)  - 

  3. Visitors must fill out a Traveller Health Declaration form 24 hours before you travel.

And finally...

Entry and testing requirements change regularly, we will do all we can to keep you updated of any changes, however you must please check at (or your home country’s equivalent) regularly for any updates (and certainly within the 7 days before you travel).

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