Maldives travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Maldives with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for the Maldives.

Arriving at your hotel in style in the Maldives © Moofushi -
Arriving at your hotel in style in the Maldives © Moofushi -

Maldives travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to the Maldives with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Maldives - quick facts
Flight time 10.5 hours
Time difference UK +5 hours
Language(s) Divehi, English
Currency Maldivian Rufiyaa
Electricity C + D + G + L plug (230V)
Driving side Left

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Maldives weather

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Maldives travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting the Maldives from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around the Maldives.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Maldives travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to the Maldives with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in the Maldives, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Maldives covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in the Maldives with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Maldives FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to the Maldives including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to the Maldives due to Covid-19?

Maldives is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for the Maldives.

Check out Ministry of Health, Republic of Maldives for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from the Maldives?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from the Maldives. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to the Maldives from the UK?

The flight time to the Maldives from the UK is typically 10.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between the Maldives and the UK?

The time difference between the Maldives and the UK is UK time+5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in the Maldives?

The main languages spoken in the Maldives are Divehi and English.

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What is the currency in the Maldives?

The currency in the Maldives is the Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR).

Which plugs are used in the Maldives?

Maldives uses electrical plug type C + D + G + L (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in the Maldives?

They drive on the left side of the road in the Maldives.

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