It is not necessary to apply for a visa before your departure for the Maldives. A visa will be issued free of charge for 30 days upon arrival at Malé Airport. For this purpose, you must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the end of your stay in the Maldives and a confirmation of your hotel reservation.
The same goes for our French-speaking friends from Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada.
Before departure, it is preferable to ensure that the existing rules for entry into Maldivian territory have not changed. We advise you to scan or photocopy all your important documents (passport, credit card, insurance, airline tickets, etc.) and keep them separate from the originals.
The local currency of the Maldives is the Rufiyaa or Maldives Rupee (MVR). However, it is unlikely that you will see its color because payments in hotels are made in dollars (USD) or euros (EUR).
No vaccination is required for your trip to the Maldives but it is recommended you be up-to-date with your DTP (diphtheria – tetanus – poliomyelitis), as well as MMR (rubella – mumps – measles) for children.
However, for travelers from a country where yellow fever is endemic, Maldivian authorities may require this vaccine.
There is no longer malaria in the Maldives and therefore no treatment is needed.