Maldives Entry Requirements

Maldives Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Germany Yes Yes, 1 Yes
Austria Yes Yes, 1 Yes
Switzerland Yes Yes, 1 Yes
Other EU countries Yes Yes, 1 Yes
Turkey Yes Yes, 1 Yes

Passport information

Generally required, passports must be machine-readable and valid for at least 1 month upon entry. Note: Maldives government minimum passport validity requirements may differ from airline requirements. Some airlines require a minimum validity of 6 months.

Visa information

[1] Tourist visas are valid for 30 days (can be extended to a total of 90 days locally at the immigration authorities) and are issued upon arrival at Malé Airport on presentation of valid travel documents (if applicable, visas for third countries), return/onward travel tickets, Confirmation of accommodation, proof of sufficient funds (at least US$ 150 per day), a declaration of the traveller’s state of health, which must be transmitted electronically via IMUGA, and a negative corona test issued free of charge.

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Application required

Visa on entry (a) Machine-readable passport valid for at least 6 months upon entry. (b) Confirmed return or onward travel tickets and documents (if applicable, visa for the next destination). (c) Proof of accommodation (e.g. hotel booking, package holiday). (d) Disembarkation/Embarkation Card completed on board the aircraft. (e) sufficient financial resources. (f) proof of vaccination against yellow fever, if applicable.

Proof of sufficient funds

Foreign visitors must have sufficient funds (US$100 plus US$50 per day) or a confirmed hotel reservation for the duration of their stay.

Extension of stay

The stay can be extended for an additional 60 days for a total stay of 90 days at the latest 1 day before the expiration of the tourist visa for a fee (Mrf 700) at the Immigration Office in Malé (Department of Immigration and Emigration, Ground Floor, Huravee Building, Ameer Ahmed Magu, Tel: 333 04 44) to be extended.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry with pets

Pets are generally not allowed to be brought in. Exceptions are only possible with prior approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Marine Drive, Malé), which is rarely granted.

Exit permit

The arrival/departure card must be presented upon departure.

Maldives Entry Requirements