Why We Love The Maldives…
Boasting balmy weather, white powder beaches and dazzlingly clear waters, The Maldives is spread across 1,000 picture-perfect islands in the Indian Ocean. So, it’s little wonder why The Maldives is a popular destination for those seeking some Winter sun. Here’s everything you need to know before heading on your tropical escape.
Tourist visas are granted for all nationalities on arrival to the Maldives. Travellers should ensure their passports are valid for a minimum period of 6 months post-end date of their holiday. You should ensure your passport isn’t damaged as Immigration examine passports carefully.
All travellers to the Maldives must fill in a Traveller Declaration form 72 hours prior to travel to the Maldives. Entry requirements for Maldives are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
Please check the Government guidance if you are entering/returning to a different country, and do get in touch with our concierge team with any questions.
We work with partners in the Maldives to make your transfer as smooth as possible. On arrival at Velena International Airport, your representative will meet you and escort you to your resort transfer, this may be by plane, boat – or even a mixture of the two! You’ll be booked onto the next available transfer according to your international flight. Please note, seaplane flights will usually be confirmed around 24-hours in advance due to changeable weather conditions.
We’ll always keep you up to date with your transfer information. You’ll find your meeting point and emergency contact information in the app provided to you when you book with us.
Domestic Flight Transfer (wheeled Aircraft):
– Baggage allowance is 20kg per person
– Hand luggage allowance is 5kg per person – carry-on hand luggage allowance is 20” x 12” x 7″.
– Any excess baggage over this will be charged at USD 2.00+ taxes, at the time of check-in.
– Baggage allowance is 20kg per person.
– Hand luggage allowance is 3kg per person – cabin trolly bags are not allowed as hand luggage on seaplanes and will need to be checked in.
– Any excess baggage over this will be charged at USD 5.00+ taxes per kg, at the time of check-in.
– Any single bag should not exceed 32kg.
Please inquire if you are travelling with children.
Laws & Customs
Take a look at The Maldives’ laws and customs here.
The Maldives’ proximity to the equator ensures a balmy climate year-round, but the best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from December through to April. During the dry season, you can expect blue skies and for the temperature to crank up to around 30°C – perfect for avoiding the cold spells back home!
On the Maldives the power plugs and sockets are of type D and G however many of the hotels/resorts are set up for international travellers, offering plug adapters and varying plug types. Please let us know if we can check on the plug-type with your accommodation.
The Maldivian Rufiyaa is the currency of the Maldives, but the best currency to take to the Maldives is either the Euro or the Dollar. Although many islands/accommodations allow payment via card.
We aren’t certified to give medical advice so always recommend you consult your doctor or a travel doctor, as they will know which vaccinations you have had already and any additional ones necessary for your trip. You can also take a look here for travel vaccination information and advice on bringing medication into the country.
Flights & time zone
Flights to the Maldives take over 10 hours, and direct flights are available. On arrival at the international airport, you’ll then be transferred to your hotel – please see more in the transfer section above.
The time zone is GMT+5.
Dhivehi is the national language, but English is widely spoken.
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