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
- Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
- 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
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.
- Travellers may bring in any amount under US$30,000. However, any sum of US$30,000 or over must be declared to Customs.
- 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.
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.
These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.
- Liquor and alcohol products require a permit from the Ministry of Economic Development.
- Pork and its derivative products require a permit from the Ministry of Economic Development.
- Chemical and chemical products require a permit from the Ministry of Defence and National Security.
- Pets require a health certificate from an authorised veterinarian stating that the animal is free from infections or contagious diseases.
- Other live animals and their derivative products require a sanitary certificate and must be inspected and approved by the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture.
- Live plants and their derivative products require a phytosanitary certificate and must be inspected and approved by the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture.
- Firearms, weapons, explosives, and ammunition such as pistols, spear guns, and fireworks require a permit from the Ministry of Defence and National Security.
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