Maldives Tourist Visa
In this post you'll learn everything you need to about the Maldives Tourist visa. Including the requirements, costs and other types of Maldives Visas you can apply for.
Aug 14, 2021
6 min read
The Maldives is one of those once-in-a-lifetime destinations, offering pristine beaches, stunning wildlife, and unforgettable experiences. And what better time for that dream trip to the Maldives than right now, with international travel at an all-time low?
But before you start packing your bags, there’s a couple of things to take into account. For instance, if you want to have the best possible experience in the Maldives, you’ll need to have the correct travel documents before you depart.
There are two documents that you’ll need to make your dreams of basking in this tropical paradise a reality.
Two documents are necessary for travel to the Maldives: a Tourist visa that will be issued on arrival and a Traveler Health Declaration Form.
Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Maldives Officials have implemented a form that is mandatory for all travelers traveling to, or from the Maldives. The Traveler Health Declaration form must be filled out within 24 hours before departure to or from the Maldives. This has been implemented to ensure the safety and health of all tourists and residents.
1.To start the process, head over to the Maldives Immigration Portal.
A COVID-19 Travel Advisory will pop up. Be sure to read through the Travel Advisory as it contains important information regarding the Maldives COVID-19 rules and regulations.
Select Arrival or Departure
Personal information Confirm that the information you provide is the same as the information found on your passport/identification document.
Next, upload a photo of yourself. Be sure to follow the instructions displayed.
Fill out the remaining information required. Refer to your flight itinerary if you are unsure about your flight details.
If you do not have a Traveler Health Declaration form filled in you will not be allowed to enter the Maldives.
Once you have arrived in the Maldives you’ll be able to acquire a tourist visa. Pre-approval, and thus pre-applying, for a Tourist Visa is not necessary. However, visitors do need to satisfy the basic entry requirements to receive immigration clearance upon arrival.
Basic entry requirements:
Proof that the applicant has already booked and paid for accommodation at the Maldives.
Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in the Maldives. $100 per day Recommended.
Confirmed onward/return tickets to your home country or other destinations.
Entry requirements to their onward destination; for example, a valid Visa
A Traveler Health Declaration (THD) must be filled in within 24 hours before traveling to, or from the Maldives. The Traveler Health Declaration can be filled in and submitted by travelers electronically via IMUGA
A Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable. This does not apply to US citizens. Check the list of Yellow Fever Endemic countries here.
A negative COVID-19 PCR test result is required. The test result must be attached while completing the Traveler Health Declaration form.
Upon arrival, a maximum stay of 30 days will be granted. Immigration officials have the right to assign any number of days less than or equal to 30 days. Check your passport after the Visa process to see the number of days you have been granted to stay.
No, only visitors who display COVID-19 symptoms need to be tested.
No, tourists are not required to quarantine once they arrive.
Yes, it is a mandatory requirement to upload your negative PCR test results while completing your Traveler Health Declaration form.
Infants under the age of 1 year old are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result.
Within 24 hours before your departure to the Maldives
No (unless otherwise stated by your Country), a Visa can be required upon arrival in the Maldives.
Yes. Testing facilities are widely available for tourists who need a COVID-19 test to return to their countries of origin or other destinations.
The Visa granted to tourists can be valid for up to 30 days. Take note that immigration officials hold the right to assign any amount of days less than or equal to 30 days. Be sure to check what date your Visa expires.
Yes, entry will not be allowed if visitors do not have proof of accommodation.