Travel advice for Maldives.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Maldives.

Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in US Dollar (USD)

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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in US Dollar (USD)

  • Change cash in local currency

Local currency / ISO Code

Rufiyaa MVR

Further Information

Credit cards


  • Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.

ATM Search

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Practical Information:

Cultural characteristics
  • The Maldives are a Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

  • Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 4 h / + 3 h during our summer time

National language

Official language


Language capabilities





220 volt / adapter recommended

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa (issued upon arrival), return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 30 days. Extension available on site.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Colombo (Sri Lanka), 63 Gregory's Road
Tel. +94 11 269 51 17

Opening hours


8.00 - 13.30 h (Sun - Thu)


8.00 - 23.00 h (Sat - Thu)
13.30 - 23.00 h (Fri)

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information


  • We advise against all but essential travel to Male Island; airport and other parts of the country remain calm.

  • Observe elementary safety precautions.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

Special legal regulations

Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs (up to life imprisonment).

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

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While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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