Best time to go to Maldives

The best time to visit the Maldives is between November and April, outside of the monsoon season. That means there’s low rainfall, low humidity, but lots of sun and temperatures around 30°C. From May to November, expect rain – lots of rain.

Passports and Visas

British passport holders need a visa to enter the Maldives If entering as a tourist, you will be granted a 30-day visa upon arrival. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit

To save time at immigration control, don't forget to register your arrival with the authorities (

Don't forget to arrange your travel insurance before you go.

Health and safety

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. If you’re planning on scuba diving, check that your policy covers you for this. For the latest health and safety information, visit

Further Reading

  • Overview
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  • Key Facts

    • Capital - Male
    • Language - Dhivehi and English
    • Timezone - GMT +5
    • Population - 345,023
    • Currency - MVR:Rufiyaa
    • Flight Time - 10 hours 45 minutes from Gatwick

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