Maldives Health Declaration and Tourist Visa on Arrival
If you’ve dreamt of traveling to the Maldives this quick guide will help make it a reality. We’ll show you how to obtain a health declaration and a visa on arrival for the Maldives.
Imagine warm weather, white beaches, and crystal clear water. That is precisely what the Maldives offers. The time I spent there was amazing. So if you love diving, resting on the beach, or eating delicious food, the Maldives is for you. Getting a Maldives Tourist Visa is probably the easiest Visa you'll ever get.
I'll cover everything you need to know, which actually isn't that much.
Let's get to it.
The Maldives Tourist Visa is super easy to get, and the process is very straightforward. This Maldives Visa is available to all nationalities who wish to travel to the Maldives. You can get the Tourist Visa on arrival (also known as an On Arrival Visa). That's right! You don't have to go through the whole visa application process. You are not allowed to work (paid or unpaid) or do any type of business while in the Maldives on a Tourist Visa; if you want to work while in the Maldives, you need to get a work permit.
Travel tip: With international travel, you need to make sure that you have health insurance. Anything can happen in a blink of an eye. Rather, be safe than sorry.
Nope, all you need to do to get your very own Tourist Visa is fly to the Maldives and get your Maldives Tourist Visa On arrival at the Male International Airport. However, you must satisfy the basic entry requirements to get immigration clearance upon arrival. Because you don't have to apply for a visa before you travel, there are no visa requirements, only entry requirements.
There are a few entry requirements you need to take into account. However, everyone can get a Maldives Tourist Visa On Arrival as long as they provide the necessary travel documents. To receive a Tourist Visa On Arrival, you need:
Remember that the issuance of a Maldives Tourist Visa ultimately lies with the Immigration officer. As a tourist, you do not have a right to claim a 30-day visa, and the information above is only a guidance to help you as much as possible. You will not necessarily get a Maldives visa on arrival for 30 days, as it is up to the Immigration officers at the airport to decide how long you can stay.
The period of stay granted is shown on the endorsement given on the passport. Check your passport for the arrival endorsement and take note of the number of days stay given. If you exceed your stay, officials can give you a fine or even deport you.
Your passport or travel documents must be in a Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) with at least one month of validity.
The Maldives Immigration introduced the Traveler Health Declaration to expedite the process of pre-arrival and pre-departure health information under the health requirements of the Maldives. All travelers traveling to and from the Maldives must submit a self-declarative health declaration within 24 hours before traveling.
All travelers, including tourists, work visas, other visa holders, and Maldivians, must submit the Traveler Health Declaration. The main objective is to mitigate health risks and ease immigration procedures.
Yes, you can! You can extend your Maldives visa on arrival by applying to the Maldives Immigration in Male before your current Tourist Visa expires. To apply, you have to submit a Visa Extension Application Form at the Immigration Head Office during official working hours. Immigration will check whether you have the necessary financial means to cover the extended period of stay.
The maximum time you can stay in the Maldives is 90 days. So, if your current visa is 30 days, you can receive a max 60-day extension.
A Maldives Tourist Visa On Arrival is free, but there is a visa fee when you extend your Tourist Visa. The fee for a Tourist Visa extension is Rufiyaa 750 if the total amount of days you are spending (including those on the original tourist visa) is more than 30. If you are in the Maldives for less than 30 days, you do not need to pay a fee even with the extension.
There are different Maldives visas for various purposes. For example, if a Tourist Visa isn't the type of visa you want to apply for, you can choose a different type, like:
Now that you know everything about the Maldives Tourist Visa (and a bit more), you can go live your paradise life! Enjoy the delicious food. Seriously I can't stress this enough; it's super yum.