Visa and Immigration Procedures to Maldives
All visitors are granted a visa upon arrival to Maldives. The visa to Maldives entitles the traveler to stay in the country for 30 days. In order to receive this visa, passengers must hold a valid passport, return ticket, or outbound ticket.
Things/Items Allowed into Maldives
All visitors are allowed to bring in without customs duty 250 grams of tobacco, 200 individual cigarettes or 25 cigars. Importation of alcohol is prohibited.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Maldives
・ Marine Life
Things/Items Forbidden into Maldives
・ Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances
・ Pornographic Material
Voice of Travelers to Maldives
Maldives aboard a cruise ship
We visited Maldives last winter during our cruise on an Indian cruise ship. We bought the ticket for the cruise ship in Dubai. The ticket included fourteen nights on the ship. Not included was a flight ticket from Maldives capital, Male, back to Dubai. Maldives was our final destination. We spent five days in Maldives, mostly on its pristine beaches. Maldives was definitely the highlight of the whole cruise as Jamaica is very beautiful. We would have stayed in Maldives for much longer and we were sad that the trip from Maldives back to the United Arab Emirates was not aboard a ship but on a plane. However, Emirates Airlines took very good care of us. Even though we forgot to print our airfare ticket, everyone at the airport in Maldives was very nice and helpful. We will never forget Maldives.
Aboard Emirates Airlines to Maldives
We found a fairly reasonable vacation deal for Maldives which included an airfare ticket to Maldives, seven nights in a hotel in Maldives, as well as a bus ticket from our hometown to the airport. The troubles started long before we arrived in Maldives with our ticket being canceled by the ticket company. We had a new ticket to Maldives issued through Emirates Airlines. We were delayed in the Heathrow Airport for an unknown reason. Because we bought insurance with the airfare ticket, it covered the night in the airport before we could board the airplane for Dubai and consequently to Maldives again. Our flight ticket was issued by Ryanair and the flight was terrible. After this experience, we canceled our return ticket from Dubai to London by Ryanair and got a new one with Emirates all the way from Maldives to London.
Maldives Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the best month for visiting the Maldives?
A. The best season to visit Maldives is the winter. Due to the lack of rain, Maldives is most pleasant from December through March. The weather in Maldives at this time is the most stable and predictable. Try to avoid Maldives between May and October as this is the monsoon season. Ticket prices are higher in the dry season, but apart from Christmas, you can find a reasonably priced flight ticket with a good hotel deal.
Maldives - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights toVelana International Airport・ Charles de Gaulle Airport (Paris)
・ Frankfurt International Airport
・ Dubai International Airport
Flight Routes to Maldives
Direct flights to Maldives are offered by various airlines such as Air France, Alitalia and FlyDubai. Direct flights to Maldives can be taken from China, Germany, Moscow and other destinations. Regardless of the flight route, passengers to Maldives must possess a return ticket to enter the country. An outbound ticket is also accepted.