Traveling to Maldives

Flights to Maldives

Flights to Maldives

FLIGHTS TO MALDIVES

Several schedule and charter flights operate direct to the Maldives on a regular basis. Common destinations are India, Sri Lanka, UAE, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy, France, Germany, UK, Austria, Holland, Switzerland, Belgium and Russia, As well the client can book and reserve airline through us. For more information please email us.

Maldives Airport

Maldives Airport

TOURIST VISA

No prior visas are required, as visitors receive a 30-day visa on arrival provided that they have valid travel documents (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).

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.

Restricted Items

Restricted Items

PROHIBITED ITEMS

Strict laws prohibit the import of pornographic materials and weapons into the country, and the penalties are severe. Narcotic Drugs are strictly prohibited; the penalty for importing drug for any purpose is life Imprisonment. Alcohol cannot be imported without an official license, if imported without a license it should be declared at the customs and will be returned to you on departure.

Restricted Items

Restricted Items

PROHIBITED ITEMS

Wide ranges of alcoholic drinks are available in the resorts. The export of coral, shells, and other objects removed from their marine habitat is prohibited in the Maldives. Please assist us in preserving our environment by taking only photographs and memories with you while leaving only footprints.

Clothing in Maldives

Clothing in Maldives

CLOTHING

The Maldives climate is warm throughout the year. Not only light, summer or tropical cotton linen wear is ideal but it is also recommended to bring lots of t-shirts, beachwear, light skirts, slacks and shorts. It is usual to dress up for dinner, although formalwear is not the norm. Trendy sportswear and leisurewear are often seen. While it might be easy to walk on barefoot in resorts, since the sands in the resorts are soft, casual shoes and sandals are easy to walk on other inhabited islands, where most of the streets are of compact sand, or if you’re visiting Capital Male’ where most of the streets are paved.

Nudity is forbidden and even at the beach on your resort or swimming or snorkeling around your cruise boat, at least bikinis or swimming trunks are a must. When visiting inhabited islands or Male’ you are expected to dress neatly; skirts and shorts that are not too short and blouses with sleeves are expected. Most resorts would advice you on this before you leave on excursions. Please respect local norms, culture and traditions, if you happen to visit any of inhabited islands.

Maldives Currency

Maldives Currency

CURRENCY

The Maldivian currency is the Rufiyaa and One Rufiyaa is equivalent to 100 laari. On the other hand, One US$ is equivalent to approximately 12.85 Rufiyaa. Most major foreign currencies are accepted with the US Dollar used as the benchmark. Rufiyaa bank notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500. Travelers’ Checks and credit cards are widely accepted. The commonly used credit cards are American Express, Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, JCB and Euro Card.

Maldives Health Facilities

Maldives Health Facilities

HEALTH FACILITIES

All resorts have first aid facilities and on some tourist resorts have their own in-house doctors and facilities for minor treatment. Some have clinics with separate observation rooms and small pharmacies. For divers, decompression chamber facilities are within adequate reach. The Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) in Male is the largest hospital in the Maldives, followed by the privately run ADK Hospital.  From both the IGMH and ADK services are available round the clock.

Sun Bathing

Sun Bathing

TAKE CARE

Sunburn and dehydration are quite common for tourists in the Maldives. To avoid dehydration, drink plenty of fluids. To avoid sunburn, use sun creams of a high factor especially during the first few days. A variety of sun creams and lotions are available in all resort shops and boutiques.

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