Maldives visa requirements for Filipinos

Travel and visa requirements

Maldivan Visa is not required for Filipinos

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Philippine citizens are granted a visa on arrival with 30 days of stay duration when they visit the Maldives.
  • Passport of visitors must be valid within the duration of stay stipulated on your visa application form.
  • Visitors are expected to present a passport with at least one or two blank pages for visa stampings.
  • Foreign travelers are not required to pay any airport tax upon their departure from the airport.
  •  Payment for onward/return tickets is requested from Visitors entering the Maldives.
  • Proof sufficient funds to cover for your needs throughout your stay in Maldives are required.
  •  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.
  • 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.
  • Importation or bringing of dogs into the country is strictly forbidden.
  • 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.
  • Maldives uses The Maldives Time zone (GMT+5), for this reason, the Philipines is 3 hours ahead of Maldives.
  • The estimated flight time from Manila, Philippines to Male, Maldives is 10 hours, 5 minutes.
  • Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines, AirAsia, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Southern are the airlines operating to Maldives from Manila, Philipines.
  • The telephone code used in Maldives is (+960).
  • Male is the capital city of Maldives while Rufiyaa(MVR) is the legal tender(local currency) used in the country.
  • 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 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 in the Maldives, travelers 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.
  • Banks only operates on Sundays to Thursdays in Maldives while Fridays and Saturdays are for non-operational days.

Frequently Asked Questions


Where can I find Maldives on the world map?

Maldives is situated in South Asia, the Indian Ocean and located around South to Southwest of India.


Is Maldives an Island?

Maldives is an island. In fact, the country is composed of a group of islands situated in the Indian Ocean, and the reason it is called the Maldive Islands.


What is the currency used in Maldives and what is the capital of Maldives?

Rufiyaa(MVR) is the official currency of Maldives and its capital is Male.


What is the religion practiced in Maldives?

Islam is the main religion and all citizens must be Muslims because the practice of a faith other than Islam is forbidden.