Maldives visa requirements for Burkinabes

Travel and visa requirements

Maldivan Visa is not required for Burkinabes

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Burkina Faso hoping to visit the Maldives can do so for a duration of 30 days.
  • Visitors can get a visa upon their arrival at any airport in the Maldives.
  • Intending visitors must have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the expected date of departure from the Maldives. The passport should have at least one blank page for visa stamping.
  • Visitors below 18 years hoping to travel to the Maldives must possess travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • Islam is the only acceptable religion in the Maldives. Public practise of any other religion is prohibited.
  • All Burkina Faso citizens are required to have a return or onward ticket as well as proof of enough funds to spend during their stay in the Maldives. 
  • Prospective visitors can travel to the Maldives from international airports in Burkina Faso. There is an international airport in Ouagadougou and Tenkodogo.
  • Turkish Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Ethiopia Airways and Emirate Airlines are some of the carriers that fly from Burkina Faso to the Maldives.
  • The estimated flight time from Burkina Faso to Male, Maldives is 18 hours, 55 minutes.
  • The Maldivian Rufiyaa is the official currency used in the Maldives. Tourists can also exchange their foreign currencies at banks and other exchange outlets in the country.
  • The official and most spoken language in the Maldives is Dhivehi. However, English and Arabic are common languages being spoken by citizens of the country.
  • Islam is the official and the only religion in the Maldives, all citizens must be Muslims, and the practice of any other religion other than Islam is forbidden.
  • The Maldives has a hot tropical climate. There are two monsoons, the southwest which is from May to October and the northeast from November to April. Generally, the southwest brings more wind and rain in June and July.
  • Transportation in the Maldives can be facilitated by taxis, buses, ferries and seaplanes.
  • Maldives makes use of Maldives Time (GMT+5), which puts the Maldives five hours ahead of Burkina Faso.
  • Garudhiya, mas huni and fihunu mas are some of the delicacies tourists can try while in the Maldives.
  • Tanzanians travelling to the Maldives can budget an average of $50 to spend on expenses per day.
  • The power and socket plug used in the Maldives are of type D and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Tourists are advised to follow the instructions of local authorities and also monitor local news broadcasts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you drink the tap water in Maldives?

Water sanitation in the Maldives is non-existent and water from the tap is not treated. It is strongly advised to boil water or drink bottled water, or if you are staying in a resort, they may supply drinkable water to you.

What is the drinking age in Maldives?

The drinking age in the Maldives is 18 years. The sale of alcohol is limited to tourist resorts and it is illegal for Muslims to buy alcohol.

Can I use US dollars in Maldives?

The official currency of the Maldives is the Maldivian Rufiyaa. However, the US Dollar is generally accepted in the Maldives. Any other currency can be exchanged at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.

Do they speak English in the Maldives?

Currently, several people, especially in regions like Male, speak the English language. Moreover, resorts and other places that attract people of different dialects, use English as a medium of communication. Currently, Maldivian schools use English in all lessons except those studying the Dhivehi language.