Whatever your nationality, you can enter the Maldives just with a valid passport whose expiration date is not inferior to six months from your scheduled return date. Moreover, according to the actual European laws, minors must be in possess of their own individual passport. All the visitor entering The Maldives are asked for a free visitor visa, valid for 30 days, that will be delivered to you on the plane or at the airport prior to passport control. The form must be filled in and handed out to the immigration agents before your baggage claim. A part of the form must be kept in your passport and handed back to passport control on your return trip
Being crossed by the equator, the Maldives have a temperature of about 30° C during the whole year. It never drops below 25°C, 26°C even at night and it reach a peak of about 32°C during the hottest hours of day.
The official language of The Maldive is dhiveh and is used in all local administration offices. English is widely used and spoken by everyone.
The voltage is about 220-240 volt. It is highly advisable to use a universal adapter
- Phone Lines
To call the Maldives from your country use the prefix 00960 . After your arrival, you can buy an international prepaid phone card in point Dhiraagu (telephone Company Maldivian, example with $ 14 you have 40 min. of international call.) which also sells internet.
Generally, a comfortable and informal style is recommended: t-shirts, cotton or linen sundresses are the most suitable and comfortable clothes.
50+ Sun screens and after sun are strongly recommended. Please do not forget your sunglasses and the necessary hats. Scuba masks, flippers and snorkels are a must in your suitcase, unless you want to rent them (from I touch blue diving, right next to our hotel)and shoes to enter in the water.
Local manufacture is very interesting, especially sarongs and t-shirts often hand painted, coloured wooden fish, and different hand-made items. To buy items on the islands you can only use dollars in cash.
- Healthcare regulations
No vaccination is required to visit The Maldives. We highly recommend using sun-screen, especially during your first days, so to avoid spoiling your holiday with a sunburn. Sometimes an insect repellent can be useful.In case of urgent need of medical care, a medical unit is available for you, along with a doctor.
Importing alcoholics, narcotics, pshycotropic substances, meat, pork meat, drugs, pornographic material, spearguns, weapons, munitions and explosives of different kinds is strictly forbidden.Leaflets, booklets and similar advertising another faith are forbidden as well.Returning home you cannot take mother-of-pearl, corals, shells or sand with you, either coming from the sea or the beaches, and export them.