Maldives visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Maldivan Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Zimbabwe passport holders can visit the Maldives for a duration of 30 days.
  • Prospective visitors can get a visa upon their arrival at any airport in the Maldives.
  • Prospective 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.
  • Tourists from Zimbabwe below 18 years hoping to travel to the Maldives must possess travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • No other religion other than Islam is allowed in the Maldives. Public practise of any other religion is prohibited.
  • Zimbabweans are required to have a return or onward ticket as well as proof of enough funds to spend during their stay in the Maldives. 
  • Intending visitors can travel to the Maldives from international airports in Zimbabwe. There is an international airport in Harare and Bulawayo.
  • Air Zimbabwe, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Emirate Airlines are some of the carriers that fly from Zimbabwe to the Maldives.
  • The estimated flight time from Harare to Male, Maldives is 14 hours, 45 minutes and from Bulawayo, it takes 20 hours, 35 minutes.
  • The Maldivian Rufiyaa is the official currency used in the Maldives. Tourists can exchange their foreign currencies at various 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 acceptable 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 three hours ahead of Zimbabwe.
  • 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

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.

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.

Why is the Maldives a good tourist destination?

The Maldives are known for their natural environment including the blue ocean, white beaches, and clean air. The climate of the Maldives is ideal for visitors to get engaged in water sports such as swimming, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and water-skiing.

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.

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