Visa-On-Arrival, stay 30 days
For ALL passports
Posted: 2017-09-18 - Last updated 2020-09-10
Maldives Immigration
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Region: South Asia


Passport Validity
6 months
Other Documents
Must have a valid ticket to continue the journey out of Maldives,enough funds to cover the stay in Maldives, (US$100 + $50 dollars per day) or a confirmation of reservation in a Tourist Resort or a Hotel
No information found.
Dual Nationality
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. A Tourist visa may be renewed by applying before the expiration of the visa to Immigration, who will reassess traveller's finances. Extension is only granted to a duration not exceeding a total of 90 days.
  2. Maldives Immigration warns: 'Caution: Full thirty day visa is not a right of the passenger to claim, but lies at the discretion of the Immigration to issue not more than thirty days and any period less than thirty days.'

COVID-19 Travel Alert

Updated: 2020-09-01
Flights resume, some hotels and resorts reopen
  1. On July 15, the Velana International Airport (VIA) reopened to the first commercial flight since borders closed on March 27.
  2. Effective July 15, the suspension of visa-on-arrival has been lifted.
  3. Starting July 15, resorts, hotels and liveaboards located on uninhabited islands are allowed to resume operations. Hotels and guest houses located on inhabited islands will be allowed to open from August 1, 2020.

(Source: "Maldives Welcomes Back First Tourists" [PDF download])

Conditions Of Entry
  1. Starting 10 September 2020, all arriving travellers must present a negative PCR test result (in English) conducted within 72 hours prior to departure.
  2. A confirmed booking in a tourist establishment registered with the Ministry of Tourism, prior to travelling is mandatory.
  3. Tourists arriving during phase 1 of opening must book their entire stay in one registered establishment. Stays at multiple resorts and hotels are not permitted during this period.
  4. Completion of a health declaration will be required on arrival.
  5. Travellers presenting with symptoms of Covid-19 upon arrival will be subject to a PCR test at the traveller’s cost. The tourist will be sent to a designated facility for isolation. Isolation will be done at a designated transit facility or at the tourists’ destination resort (depending on the resort policy). If the result of the PCR test is positive, the tourist may continue isolation at the resort or will be transferred to a designated state-run isolation facility. If the result of the PCR test is negative, the tourist will be released from isolation.
  1. Ministry of Tourism: "Negative PCR test result requirement for tourists arriving to the Maldives" [PDF download]
  2. "Maldives will re-open for international tourists on 15th July 2020" [PDF download]
  3. "Maldives is reopening its border on July 15, 2020" [MP4 video]

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