Maldives Visa

Maldives Visa

Do you need a visa to visit Maldives? Find your nearest Maldives Embassy.

Our Maldives Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Maldives’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Maldives.

Who needs a visa to the Maldives

All nationalities are issued a tourist visa upon arrival in Maldives. As a result, a foreigner visiting Maldives as a tourist does not require visa permission in advance. However, the individual must meet the fundamental entrance requirements in order to obtain immigration clearance upon arrival. For a period of 30 days, the Maldives provides free tourist visas or visa-on-arrival status to citizens of all countries throughout the globe. Nationals of India and Russia are permitted to visit the Maldives for a period of 90 days without a visa.

For more information on visas to the Maldives, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into the Maldives

At present, visitors to the Maldives are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result upon arrival. This could change with little notice. Before departure, all travellers should consult the websites of their airline and the Maldivian government.

Within 48 hours of both their arrival and departure flights, passengers must fill out a Traveller Health Declaration Form. If you are in Maldives, you should routinely monitor developments, consult the management of your resort or hotel, and adhere to local authorities’ guidance. If you contract COVID-19 while in Maldives, you may be obliged to quarantine at your resort hotel or a government facility, and you may be responsible for the resulting substantial additional costs. Before travelling, it is crucial to confirm coverage with your travel insurance company.

You are strongly advised to watch official government sources and local media for any alterations to entry regulations and COVID-19 restrictions.

Requirements to apply for a Maldives Visa

The essential conditions for admission are as follows, it is important you follow the criteria and provide all relevant documentation when applying.


A passport or travel document with a Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) that is valid for at least one month.

A paid-ahead hotel reservation or accomodation.

Sufficient cash to cover the duration of intended stay in Maldives.

Confirmed onward/return tickets to home country or residency country (not applicable for valid resident permit holders).

Entry amenities to their subsequent destinations, such as the visa.

All travellers to and from Maldives must fill out and submit a Traveller Declaration within 96 hours of their scheduled flight. Through IMUGA, the form must be submitted.

Certificate of Yellow Fever Vaccination, if appropriate.

Processing Time For Visas to the Maldives

The visa application process will take three business days, and the applicant will be notified when the passport is ready to be collected.

Appointment Waiting Times

You will receive notification of your appointment when you are called to go and re collect your passport.

Who Can Visit The Maldives Without a Visa?

All nationalities are awarded a tourist visa upon arrival in Maldives. As a rule, a tourist visiting Maldives as a tourist does not require visa permission in advance. Nevertheless, the individual must satisfy the fundamental entrance requirements in order to obtain immigration clearance when arriving.

For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

Maldives Visa Types

The government of the Maldives issues three different types of visas to foreign visitors. These are:

  • The tourist visa
  • Business visa
  • Visit visa for family and friends.

What To Do If Your Visa to the Maldives is Refused

You have the option to challenge this judgement. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the candidate of the decision to deny a Maldives visa and the reasons for the decision. If you feel your application was rejected unfairly, please contact us to see how we can assist you.

People Also Asked...

Beginning on March 13, 2022, a PCR is no longer required to enter the Maldives.

Have sufficient finances to cover the duration of your trip in Maldives. (US$100 + $50 dollars per day) or. Confirmation of a hotel or tourist resort reservation.

It must be authentic and demonstrate sufficient funds to cover your stay in Maldives. It must be an original with the bank’s signature and stamp on each page.

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