Maldives international travel guide

Landscape view of Maldives

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Maldives is part of Asia with main city at Male. It's usually 🌀️ 28.23 °C in Maldives with a rainfall of 🌧 93.05 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Maldives. Internet speed in Maldives is on average 3.2 Mbps. Its Developing country with a population of 344K people. The main currency is Rufiyaa. The languages spoken are Divehi. Automatic teller machines are common in Maldives. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~28.23 Β°C Β  🌧 ~93.05 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 344K people

Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to the Maldives. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. The Maldives Government has declared a State of Public Health Emergency for a period of 30 days due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Maldives has temporarily suspended entry and transit of foreigners who have travelled through a number of high risk countries in the past 14 days, currently not including Australia (see Travel). This list may be extended to cover more countries at short notice. Contact your airline or nearest Maldivian embassy to confirm entry requirements. Expect additional health screening at entry points. Excursions and travel between islands is being restricted. Follow the advice of local authorities. If you have symptoms of respiratory illness, contact your doctor before travelling. We now advise you to: Do not travel to the Maldives.

issued date: March 18, 2020

Weather

🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Maldives uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D, Type G, Type J, Type K and Type L.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Divehi

Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

Maldives uses the Maldivian rufiyaa (symbol: Rf), code MVR.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10 rufiyaas. Rufiyaa is subdivided into 100 laaris. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 rufiyaas and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 laaris.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Maldives. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Maldives. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small β€˜extra’ tip.

Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Maldives is on average 3.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Maldives is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 265.51 MVR, which includes 3 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Dhiraagu or Ooredoo. Maldives uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Maldives upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Maldives, dial +, then 960 (the country code for Maldives), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Maldives, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 6 .

Driving

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Universal

112

Police

112

Ambulance

112

Fire department

112

Useful Information
Find other useful infromation when you are travelling to other country like visa details, embasssies, customs, health regulations and so on.

Last updated: March 24, 2020