A valid passport and an onward or return ticket entitle the visitor to a free visit visa on arrival, valid for 30 days for those staying in a resort hotel. A local sponsor can also aid in extending the stay.
An airport departure tax of US $10.00 per person has to be paid on leaving the country.
Customs: Non-Islamic religious materials, including religious statues, are prohibited, but Bibles for personal use are permitted. Pornographic materials are banned and pork products are restricted. Dogs may not be brought into the country and many hotels and resorts do not allow pets.
The import of alcohol into the Maldives is strictly prohibited, although alcoholic beverages are legally available at tourist resorts. Liquor purchased in-flight or at duty frees elsewhere will be held in Customs bond for collection upon departure.