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Maldives customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Maldives to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Maldives make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Maldives customs regulations.

Import regulations in Maldives

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

All of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 25 cigars;
  • 250g tobacco.

Please note: all tobacco products must carry a health warning label as prescribed by the Ministry of Health.

Cash limit

  • Travellers may bring in any amount under US$30,000. However, any sum of US$30,000 or over must be declared to Customs.

Other goods

  • Medicines for personal use should be accompanied by a valid medical prescription.
  • Goods for personal use, such as clothes, jewellery, and toiletries.
  • Other personal goods up to the value of Rf6000.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Narcotics and psychotropic substances.
  • Pornographic material (including sex toys).
  • Religious materials offensive to Islam.
  • Live pigs.
  • Idols for worship.
  • Dogs and dangerous animals.
  • Telecommunication equipment should be inspected and approved by the Communications Authority of the Maldives.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

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