Passport & Visa Information

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It is a requirement of the Maldivian Government that British visitors to the Maldives possess a valid 10-year passport and that the passport has at least one month validity from the date of your entry. However, we strongly recommend having a minimum of six months validity on your passport when travelling long-haul, as this is required by many airlines. Please check that your passport complies with this decree well in advance of travel.

British passport holders are not required to get a visa in advance when visiting the Maldives. Visitors will be granted a 30-day visa upon arrival, which is free of charge. You may need to provide evidence of your accommodation booking and an onward or return ticket.

For more detailed information on visa and entry requirements, please see the Department of Immigration for the Maldives -