Maldives visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Maldivan Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • South Africans can stay visa free in Maldives for a period of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors to Maldives can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • For entry into Maldives, South Africans require a visa on arrival. 
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months. 
  • You can extend your visa for a duration of 90 days and with a fee of Rufiyaa 750.
  • If you overstay your visa, you maybe deported. 
  • Before entry into Maldives, South Africans require a valid passport, valid onward/return ticket, a pre-paid hotel booking/accommodation, sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay.
  • You must have a yellow fever vaccination certificate. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Maldives business visa cost??

A visa fee of MVR750 will be charged for the Business visa.

What is the currency used in Maldives??

The Maldivian Rufiyaa is the currency of Maldives 

What's the traditional food eaten in Maldives??

The traditional food eaten in Maldives is Banbukeylu harisa, which is curry of steamed breadfruit, chilli, onion and coconut.

What happens if you overstay your visa??

If you overstay your visa, you may be deported. 

Best time to visit Maldives??

The best time to visit  the Maldives is from November to April.