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Maldives international travel guide in December 2023

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Maldives 🇲🇻

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Maldives is part of Asia with main city at Male. It's usually 🌤️ 27.37 °C in Maldives with a rainfall of 🌧 205.60 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 Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~27.37 °C   🌧 ~205.60 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 344K people

Maldives Travel Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution
We've opened a new High Commission in Malé to provide consular services to in the Maldives. (See 'Local contacts'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Maldives due to civil unrest and increased security risks.
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Maldives Weather

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Maldives Essential travel details

🔌 Plugs

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 in Maldives

💱 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 in Maldives

📡 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 in Maldives

🆘 Emergency

Fire department

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It's important to consider getting travel medical insurance to ensure you're covered in case of unexpected medical emergencies. For just $42, you can get coverage for 4 weeks, providing peace of mind and financial protection while you're away from home.
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