Maldives Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import:
1. for those aged over 16 years: 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 250 grams tobacco.
2. irrespective of age: reasonable quantity of clothing, jewellery, toiletries, reading material and electronics, for personal use.
3. other personal items: up to a value of MVR 6,000.-.

Prohibited: Religious materials offensive to Islam, idols (for worship), pornographic material, narcotics and psychotropic substances.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Prior permit required from the Ministry of Defense and National Security.

Additional Information on regulations:

Alcoholic beverages, pork and pork products may be imported only with a permit obtained in advance.

Export regulations:

Prohibited: many forms of marine life. Consult


Required: health certificate from an authorized veterinarian, stating that the animal is free from infections and contagious diseases.
Pets may enter as passenger's checked baggage, in the cabin or as cargo.
Prohibited: import of dogs.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in the Maldives.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of the Maldives.


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Maldivian Rufiyaa-MVR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Maldivian Rufiyaa-MVR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.