Do I Need Visa For Maldives From Uk

The visa information below is valid for all nationalities who require a visa to visit Maldives for tourism or business visits. You can contact the Embassy of Maldives in your country or find the list of Maldives embassies worldwide to seek the detailed information regarding your visa requirements.

Visa can be used to move in and out of Maldives. The immigration officers at the arrival airport check your passport, which should be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your departure date (at least one blank page is needed). Passport validity also means that an expired passport is not allowed while travelling to Maldives. Passports must have at least 2 blank pages to allow immigration officers to write an entry stamp.

Since the 1970s, the Maldives large populous has depended on the tourism for their economy. Though tourism is prominent gainful business in the Maldives, it is subject to the caprice of nature and its effect on climate. The odds of an occurrence that prevents tourists from enjoying the Maldives are very high because of its geographical location. The cyclones that gather in the ocean outside the coast of Maldives can devastate it very easily.

Do I Need Visa For Maldives From Uk

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All travellers

You will need the following to enter or travel through Maldives as a visitor. All travellers to the Maldives must fill in a Traveller Declaration Form within 96 hours of arrival/departure.

A PCR test is no longer required to enter Maldives.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Maldives are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Proof of vaccination status

You can use the UK COVID Pass to demonstrate your vaccination record when entering the Maldives.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Maldives are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

Entry requirements for Maldives are the same for all travellers, regardless of whether you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year.

Children and young people

There are no specific requirements for children and young people.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Passport validity

If entering Maldives as a tourist, you will be granted a 30-day visa upon arrival and your passport must be valid for a minimum of one month. However, if arriving by air, most airlines state that your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into the Maldives. Check with your transport provider or tour operator before travelling. You should ensure your passport has no damage or you may be stopped by Immigration, who examine passports carefully.


The visa on arrival service continues as normal for all tourist arrivals.

If you intend to work in Maldives, you will need to get a work permit before you arrive. You must also pay a security deposit to the Ministry of Finance. See the Maldives Immigration website for current rates.

For further information and advice on entry requirements you should contact the High Commission of the Republic of Maldives in the UK or the Department of Immigration and Emigration in Maldives.

Yellow fever vaccination certificate

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Maldives.

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