Maldives travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Maldives 🇲🇻

Maldives is part of Asia with main city at Male. Its Developing country with a population of 344K people. The main currency is Rufiyaa. The languages spoken are Divehi. the Republic of Maldives is the formal name of Maldives It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~27.46 °C   🌧 ~250.56 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 344K people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We've reviewed our travel advice for the Maldives. We haven't changed the level of our advice - 'exercise normal safety precautions' in the Maldives overall. Higher levels apply in Malé Island. Excersise high degree of caution to Malé Island.

issued date: June 21, 2019

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 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

💱 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 — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ 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 ‘extra’ tip.

Calling

📡 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.

📱 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.

📞 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

🆘 Emergency

Universal

112

Police

112

Ambulance

112

Fire department

112

Last updated: October 8, 2019