Yes. However, Visa is free on arrival for all nationalities.
The Maldives is an island destination, with year-round tropical weather. If you plan to visit the Maldives in the dry season, expect a sunny side of the island between December and April. However, this is also the peak season, and prices are higher than the rest of the year. Christmas-New Year is the busiest and most expensive period of the peak season. If you plan to visit the Maldives between May and November, it is still warm, but with cloudy skies, high humidity, and a likely rainfall chance. Prices are lower, though. For divers, the transition months of November and April are suitable due to increased water clarity and better visibility. In lesser words, Maldives is ready whenever you are!
All tourists must present a Negative result for a PCR test for Covid-19 on arrival. To get immigration clearance upon arrival, the person must meet the requirements that are listed below. One must:
No, you won't. Only those with COVID-19 like symptoms will be tested for COVID-19. Symptoms might include a temperature above 38 degrees Celsius, coughing, sneezing, or shortness of breath. Those with a history of contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days or people experiencing fever or other symptoms should not travel to the Maldives.
You undergo non-intrusive temperature checks and screening on arrival to the Maldives. Maldivian Health Authorities might also choose you for a random COVID-19 PCR test, a voluntary test of which the government bears charges.
Post the immigration process; you will head to your respective resort's dock where someone will collect your details. Then, depending on the distance between the airport and the resort, your mode of commute will vary:
Beach villas grant you direct access to the beach and overwater villas as the name indicates grant direct access to the sea. If you think there is nothing better than stepping out from your villa right onto a beautiful beach, then beach villas are the perfect fit for you. And if you think there is nothing better than stepping out from your villa right into the gorgeous waters of the Indian Ocean, then overwater villas sound perfect for you.
The Maldives is a prime luxury destination with a price tag to match. However, all-inclusive resorts provide excellent value for money. Overwater villas tend to cost more than beach villas so if you have a fixed budget you can split your stay between a beach and an overwater villa. However, if your duration is shorter, staying at one resort works best. While the former stay is called split stay, the latter is called a single stay.
It is prohibited to bring alcohol into the Maldives. Resorts have exclusive licenses to serve these drinks, and most resorts have premium brands from around the world. So don't worry about your wine and dine plans!
Most of the resorts offer a wide variety of vegetarian delicacies on their menu. In the Maldives, there's something for everyone!
European Plan - Room only plan.
Continental Plan – Room with Breakfast.
Modified American Plan/Half Board – Room with Breakfast and Dinner.
American Plan/Full Board – Room with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
All-Inclusive – Full board plus selected drinks and some additional perks.
Yes, you can. However, we suggest that you book your activities directly at the hotel because they depend primarily on weather conditions. With a scope of negotiation and on-spot offers, booking activities at resorts is a hassle-free option.
The best way to go about a Maldivian holiday is to pre-book your resort inclusive of meal plans. One can only find ATMs on the main island of Male and on-site at the airport. If you use your ATM card in Male, make sure to call your bank beforehand to put a travel alert on it to avoid getting blocked. We suggest that you carry around 800 USD for four nights. However, it is also advisable to have a buffer for 100-200 USD, in case of emergencies.
You can buy a data sim for 2-3 USD and add an internet package later on. Ooredoo and Dhiraagu are the two prominent local telecom companies. Their stalls are outside the arrival area, between the international and domestic terminals.
Green Tax in the Maldives is an obligatory country tax. All hotels charge USD 6.00 per person, per night regardless of age. Note that most hotels include green tax in their room rates, and regardless of promotions and offers, the green tax is applicable.
Tipping culture is not common in the Maldives. It is prohibited at the airport. The hotels and restaurants do not encourage it since most have already added a 10% service charge to your bill. However, you can tip at your discretion.
Long answer short, no! Whether you are a thrillseeker looking for an action-packed adventure or someone who loves the ocean or simply wants to relax, the Maldives is for you! There are kid-friendly resorts, adults-only resorts with a wide variety of activities to keep you indulged.
A picturesque destination, the Maldives is fun for everyone!
The Maldives is a tropical country located across the equator with an average temperature of 30-degree Celsius. While the weather is mostly sunny and humid throughout the year, one can expect tropical rain showers from May to October.
Most resorts have an on-site doctor for essential medical assistance. If the resort does not have one, there will be access to a nearby island with medical facilities. In general, Maldives has a large government hospital named Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, a private hospital named ADK Hospital in Male', the capital city, and a Tree Top Hospital in Hulhumale' for emergencies.
Isn't it better to be safe than sorry? Especially in the times of Corona, we know that anything can happen from the time you book your holiday to the actual travel dates. It would be a sensible precaution to get travel insurance.
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