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Maldives Traveller Declaration Information

The Maldives Traveller Declaration is an electronic self-declaration form that is mandatory for all foreign passengers arriving in or departing from the Maldives.

Each Traveller Declaration for the Maldives is valid for a single entry or exit from the country, meaning you have to fill it out before every arrival or departure.

The Maldives Traveller Declaration Form can be filled in online in just a matter of minutes.

You simply need to complete basic personal, passport, travel, and health information to submit a Maldives travel declaration form.

You must submit the Maldives travel declaration form within 96 hours of your flight to or from the South Asian nation. It is also valid for entry/departure by sea.

The main aim of the Maldives Traveller Health Declaration is to speed up the pre-departure and pre-arrival health information procedure, as well as to expedite immigration processes.

Important: only citizens of the Maldives are exempt from submitting a travel declaration for the Maldives.

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Single-entry electronic self-declaration form
Mandatory for all arriving and departing passengers
Must be completed within 96 hours of arrival or departure
Valid for entry at multiple airports and seaports
What Is Necessary?
Add passport info

Valid biometric passport

Add travel info

Flight/ship tickets

Add accomodation info

Confirmed booking at a hotel/resort

email address

Current email address

Credit/Debit Card

Valid credit/debit card

Maldives Travel Declaration Requirements

Before starting the IMUGA travel declaration for the Maldives, make sure you have:

  • A biometric passport with at least 1 month’s validity
  • A confirmed booking at a registered tourist facility in the Maldives
  • Confirmed tickets for a return journey
  • Current email address to receive the approved declaration
  • Valid debit/credit card to pay the processing fee

When completing the form, you need to indicate if you are arriving or departing from the Maldives and the purpose of your visit.

You then need to fill out basic personal, passport, and contact information, and travel details.

Finally, you need to answer the following question to complete the Maldives travel health declaration:

  • Have you travelled or transited in a Yellow Fever endemic country within the last 6 days?

After paying the processing fee and submitting the form, you’ll typically receive your approved QR code by email within 1-2 days. You need to present this code when arriving in /departing the Maldives.

Be aware that you may also be asked to show the following documents if arriving:

  • Return journey confirmed tickets
  • Prepaid confirmed booking at a registered tourist facility in the Maldives
  • Proof of financial means for sufficient funds to support the stay
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate (if arriving from a yellow fever country)

Additionally, be aware that the Maldives immigration travel declaration is not a substitute for a visa.

If you are not from one of the few visa-exempt countries for the Maldives, you will also need to have an approved visa to travel to the island nation.

Countries Eligible for Maldives

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Maldives
  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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Maldives Visa FAQ

  • What is the Maldives Traveller Declaration?

    The Maldives Traveller Declaration is an electronic entry/exit form that all passengers arriving in or departing from the Maldives by air or sea must complete.

  • Which countries need a Maldives travel declaration?

    All passengers need to complete an online Maldives Traveller Declaration Form every time they either enter or leave the country. Only citizens of the Maldives are exempt from this requirement.

  • When should I apply for the Traveller Declaration for the Maldives?

    You need to submit a travel declaration form for the Maldives within 96 hours of your flight time, whether you are arriving in or departing from the country.

  • What ports of entry can I use with a Traveller Declaration for the Maldives?

    You can use a Maldives travel declaration at any of the following ports of entry:


    • Dhaalu Airport
    • Gan International Airport
    • Hanimaadhoo International Airport
    • Maafaru International Airport
    • Maamingili International Airport
    • Velana International Airport


    • Hithadhoo Seaport
    • Kulhudhuffushi Seaport
    • Male’ Seaport
    • Uligamu Seaport
  • Can I obtain a Maldives travel declaration online?

    Yes, you can complete a travel health declaration form for the Maldives online in just a few minutes.

  • What do I need to submit an application for the Maldives Traveller Declaration?

    To make an IMUGA travel declaration for the Maldives, you need to have a valid passport, confirmed booking at a tourist facility, and confirmed return flight/sea voyage tickets. You also need to have a valid credit/debit card to pay the processing fee and supply a current email address.

  • How long will my Maldives Traveller Declaration take to process?

    The standard processing time for the Maldives Traveller Declaration is 1 to 2 days. You need to submit within 96 hours of your flight.

  • Do I need a Maldives travel declaration for all my children? Should I include them on my application?

    Yes, all foreign citizens require their own individually approved Maldives travel declaration. You will need to submit a separate form for each child.

  • Do I need to print a copy of the Maldives Traveller Declaration?

    No, upon approval of a Traveller Declaration Form for the Maldives, you receive a confirmation code containing a QR code. You need to present this upon entry/departure to the Maldives. It’s not mandatory to print this, you can present the code on your mobile device.

  • Do I need a travel health declaration if I am just in transit in the Maldives?

    Yes, you need to submit a travel declaration form for the Maldives even if you are just in transit through the country.

  • Is the Traveller Declaration for the Maldives valid for multiple entries?

    No, the Maldives Traveller Declaration is only valid for a single entry or exit from the country. You must submit a new form every time you enter or exit the Maldives.

  • What do I do if my IMUGA travel declaration for the Maldives is denied?

    If your Maldives Traveller Declaration is denied, you can simply submit a new application. We strongly advise you check all the details provided on the form are correct before submitting it, as small errors in information is the most common reason for a rejection.

  • How can I check my Maldives travel declaration status?

    You can check the status of a travel declaration for the Maldives through the updates sent to the email address when filling out the form.

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