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Maldives is a south Asian island country located in the Indian Ocean. It consists of a chain of 26 atolls and is one of the most geographically dispersed countries.
The country is known for its gorgeous beaches, with blue waters and white sands. There are even beaches filled with bioluminescent algae that glow at night, lighting up the water. There are various islands and resorts that cater to every budget and activity.
Travelers can simply sunbathe on a beach or go diving and snorkeling to see the coral reefs. This is an amazing vacation for those who love the beach and exploring the underwater world.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Maldives. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Maldives: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Chikungunya and dengue are present in the Maldives. Make sure to bring and use mosquito repellents and netting.
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Visitors to Maldives must have a passport with at least six months validity to enter the country. A visa will be issued at no cost upon arrival in the country and is valid for 30 days.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Maldives has a tropical climate. It is hot all year and is influenced by monsoons from April to September. The temperature is stable, typically staying in the 80’s. Rains are short, intense downpours throughout the year. January through March are drier.
There is a threat of terrorism and violent attacks on U.S. citizens in the Maldives. Visitors should exercise caution, particularly at night, and avoid large gatherings. The Maldives has a moderate crime rate, with gang violence on the rise. Travelers should take precautions when visiting large cities or when traveling at night. Travel in groups and be aware of your surroundings.
Travelers can go on an amazing trek underwater to view the gorgeous wildlife in the Indian Ocean. A transfer boat can pick you up off of Malé or from the airport and take you to a submarine diving site. From here you will board the submarine and go on a 45-minute journey 100 feet below sea level. You can see the coral reef, manta rays, sharks, and colorful fish in a comfortable, air-conditioned submarine.
Be sure to bring the following items to the Maldives:
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
While there is no consulate nor embassy on the Maldives, services are conducted through:
U.S. Virtual Mission in Maldives
210 Galle Road
Phone: +94 (11) 249-8500
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