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Maldives uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D, Type G, Type J, Type K and Type L.
The languages that are typically spoken are Divehi
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
Import and export information
Bait fish, such as big eyed scad.
All coral, with the exception of organ pipe coral.
Pearl oysters and giant clams.
Conch and trochus shells.
Dolphins, whales, puffer fish, sharks, turtles, eels, Napoleon wrasses, rays, skates, and lobsters and their meat.
Tobacco:25 cigars; and
Alcohol:Travellers may bring in any amount under US$30,000. However, any sum of US$30,000 or over must be declared to Customs.
Currency:Travellers may bring in any amount under US$30,000. However, any sum of US$30,000 or over must be declared to Customs.
Other items:Medicines for personal use should be accompanied by a valid medical prescription.
Other items:Goods for personal use, such as clothes, jewellery, and toiletries.
Other items:Other personal goods up to the value of Rf6000.
Narcotics and psychotropic substances.
Pornographic material (including sex toys).
Religious materials offensive to Islam.
Idols for worship.
Dogs and dangerous animals.
Telecommunication equipment should be inspected and approved by theCommunications Authority of the Maldives.
Liquor and alcohol products require a permit from theMinistry of Economic Development.
Pork and its derivative products require a permit from theMinistry of Economic Development.
Chemical and chemical products require a permit from theMinistry of Defence and National Security.
Pets require a health certificate from an authorised veterinarian stating that the animal is free from infections or contagious diseases.
Other live animals and their derivative products require a sanitary certificate and must be inspected and approved by theMinistry of Fisheries and Agriculture.
Live plants and their derivative products require a phytosanitary certificate and must be inspected and approved by theMinistry of Fisheries and Agriculture.
Firearms, weapons, explosives, and ammunition such as pistols, spear guns, and fireworks require a permit from theMinistry of Defence and National Security.
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in the Maldives, regardless of where they are eating or staying.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A typhoid vaccination is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or for those that are adventurous eaters.
Zika outbreaks have been reported in the Maldives. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant should not travel to the Maldives. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDCZika Virus in the Maldives.
Chikungunya cases have been reported in the Maldives. For further information, please visit the CDC Chikungunya Advice.
Dengue cases have been reported in the Maldives. For further information, please visit the CDC Dengue Advice.