Visa policy of Maldives

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Maldives grants visa-free or visa-on-arrival status to all nations of the world except Indian and Bruneian citizens for 30 days, and an extension of further 60 days is available for Rf.700 fee.[1]

Nationals of India and Russia can enter Maldives for 90 days without visa.[2] Nationals of Brunei can apply for visa on arrival which is good for a maximum stay of 15 days.

Visitors must hold passports that are valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival.

Statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to the Maldives were from the following countries of nationality:[3]

Country 2018 2017 2016 2015
 China 283,116 306,905 324,326 359,514
 Germany 117,532 112,109 106,381 105,132
 United Kingdom 114,602 103,977 101,843 92,775
 Italy 105,297 88,867 71,202 65,616
 India 90,474 83,019 66,955 52,368
 Russia 70,935 61,931 46,522 44,323
 France 50,476 42,365 40,487 42,024
 United States 42,901 39,180 32,589 29,308
 Japan 42,304 41,133 39,894 39,244
  Switzerland 32,984 32,651 31,678 31,923
Total 1,484,274 1,389,542 1,286,135 1,234,248

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ Moscow, Maldives to Reciprocally Cancel Visa Regime - Russian Foreign Ministry
  3. ^ "Tourist arrivals by nationality - Ministry of Tourism". www.tourism.gov.mv. Retrieved 11 April 2018.

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