Foreign travel advice

Maldives

Entry requirements

The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is for travellers using a full ‘British Citizen’ passport.

The authorities in the country or territory you’re travelling to are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry. If you’re unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements, or you need further reassurance, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.

You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Visas

British nationals can get a tourist visa for up to 30 days on arrival in Maldives, provided you hold a valid onward or return ticket and enough funds to cover your stay. Staying for longer than 30 days without the proper authority is an offence.

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 Ministry of Finance 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.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into the 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.

Previous travel to countries affected by Ebola You won’t be able to get a visa on arrival if you’ve travelled to Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea within 21 days of your arrival in Maldives. For further information about the entry requirements for travellers with previous travel to Ebola affected countries, contact the High Commission of the Maldives in the UK.