Maldives visa requirements for Pakistanis

Travel and visa requirements

Maldivan Visa is not required for Pakistanis

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Pakistan citizens visiting the Maldives are granted visa on arrival for a period of 30 days.
  • Passport of visitors must be valid within the duration of stay stipulated in the visa application form.
  • Visitors are expected to present a passport with at least one blank page for visa stamps.
  • Visitors are required to present a certificate of Yellow Fever Vaccination at entry.
  • Opium, marijuana, cocaine, pornographic materials and stories, idols of worship, firearms, alcoholic drinks and pork are prohibited.
  • Visitors are not allowed to take tortoise and turtle shells and black coral from the Maldives.
  • Visitors are required to accompany pets with a health certificate and a certificate of vaccination from likely animal diseases.
  • Dogs are not allowed into the country.
  • Visitors are not required to pay any airport tax upon their departure from the airport.
  • There are no currency restrictions on entry and at the exit from the Maldives.
  • Visitors, regardless of age, are allowed the free import of a moderate quantity of tobacco, cigarettes and cigars and a moderate amount of gifts.
  • The estimated flight time from Islamabad, Pakistan to the Maldives is 5 hours, 13 minutes.
  •  Payment for onward/return tickets is requested from Visitors entering the Maldives 
  • A proof sufficient funds are required for entry also in the form of any recent bank statement.
  • On the Maldives, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz and plugs used in the Maldives are of types, C, D, G, J, K and L.
  • Maldives uses The Maldives Time zone (GMT+5), hence, there is no time difference between Pakistan and Maldives.
  •  Maldives citizens give equal preference to the road, water and air transportation
  • The Maldives adopts the Maldivian rufiyaa as its national currency.
  • Islam is the official religion and all citizens must be Muslims because the practice of a faith other than Islam is forbidden.
  • The country's primary language is Dhivehi together with the English language but languages such as Hindi, Sinhalese and Urdu as spoken by the minority.
  • When transiting the Maldives, travellers should ensure their luggage does not contain items such as weapons, ammunition, alcohol, pornographic and religious material offensive to Islam, among other items.
  •  Public observance of any religion other than Islam is prohibited
  • The Maldives is known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. The capital, Malé, has a busy fish market, restaurants and shops on the main road.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I request for visa extensions in Maldives?

Yes, you can make your requests known to the Department of Immigration and Emigration for extensions up to 90 days as long as you can present evidence of sufficient funds and accommodation in a resort or hotel or a letter from a local sponsor.

Can I make transactions with my credit card in Maldives?

Yes, of course, credit cards are even increasingly accepted in large hotels and resorts.

Can I make payments in foreign currencies in Maldives?

Yes but only cash payment in dollars is accepted at most retail shops and restaurants and also by taxi drivers.

What type of clothes can I wear in Maldives?

Because the Maldives is a highly conservative society, men are not allowed to walk around bare-chested and women should wear long skirts and avoid low-cut tops.