GETTING TO Maldives

Coming to Maldives is simple and hassle-free, there is no need to obtain prior visa for entering the Maldives and there are no restrictions on foreign nationals entering the country. A 3 months VISA is granted upon your arrival to Maldives. You are only required to possess a valid passport, return ticket and ample funds for your stay in Maldives.

 

Entering Maldives

The easiest and most ideal way to enter the Maldives is by air. Scheduled and Chartered Flights from major cities in the world operate to Male International Airport which is situated on its own island nearby the capital city Male'.

There are regular and well-maintained flights to and from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Vienna (Austria), Paris (France), Moscow (Russia), Narita (Japan), Singapore, Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dubai (UAE), London (UK), Dhoha (Qatar), Munich, Hamburg, Dusseldorf and many other major parts of the world. Speed Boats from the various island resorts will be there to meet each arriving plane to take visitors to their required destinations. There are no scheduled transfers from Hulule Island to the other islands apart from Male'. For resorts that are further away from the airport seaplane operators, the Maldivian Air Taxi and Trans Maldivian Airways will be the prefered mode of transfer whenver the destinations are too far away or inconvenient to be done by Speed Boats. However it is worth noting that these seaplanes operate only during the day time and if your arrival is during the night you may need to stay in another hotel and wait until mornig before you will be able to reach your destination hotel. Suitable Hotels are available in both Hulhule and nearby Male' to meet this requirement.

You can also enter the country by sea if you are on a private yacht although prior permission will be required to anchor boats or vessels in atolls other than Male. If you prefer to go cruising in the tourism zone, you’ll have the chance to stop at many of the resorts to eat, drink, swim, dive and participate in other holiday related activities, but you will always be required to contact the resort first. Usually you will be rquired to be off the island by sunset.

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