Maldives informations
Maldives informations
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No prior visa arrangements are required, a tourist visa of 30 days will be granted to all visitors with valid travel documents provided the embarkation/disembarkation cards be filled properly. A passenger service fee of USD 10/- is levied per person, on departure which is payable only in US Dollars.


Strict laws prohibit the import of Pornographic materials, weapons, and drugs in to the country, and the penalties are severe. Alcohol cannot be imported without an official license, if imported without a license it should be declared at the customs and will be returned to you on departure. However, wide ranges of alcoholic drinks are available in all the resorts.

The exports of Coral, Shells, and other objects removed from the marine habitat is prohibited.

Transport to resort islands

Visitors with confirmed reservations are met on arrival at the airport by Vermillion Travels representatives, and are transferred by motor boat/dhoni, speedboat, or seaplane to the resort island of your choice.

Currency and Payments

The Maldivian currency, Rufiyaa comes in notes of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500. A rufiyaa is divided into 100 laarees. Coins in use are 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 laarees, one rufiyaa and two rufiyaa.

Major currencies are converted to local currency at the Airport, banks, tourist resort islands, hotels and leading shops. The American dollar is the most common foreign currency. Payments in the hotels can be made in most hard currencies in cash, traveler’s cheques or credit cards. The most commonly used credit cards are American Express, Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, JCB and Euro card.

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