Traveller declaration prior to travel

Traveller declaration must be filled in and submitted by all travelers travelling to and from Maldives, within 96 hours to the flight time. The form has to be submitted electronically via IMUGA.

Jimmy Barnes at Kandooma in the Maldives

In Transit

Singapore is the most commonly used transit hub en-route to the Maldives. There are certain requirements transit passengers must meet, including a transit time in Singapore not exceeding 48 hours

Travellers, regardless of vaccination status, are allowed to transit through Singapore on all Singapore Airlines flights as long as they meet the entry requirements of their final destination. – for more info see this page.

Flights may arrive and depart at Terminals 1, 2 or 3. Travellers with a connecting flight at another terminal may use the Skytrain within the transit area to transfer between terminals.

Changi Airport Singapore

Stopover at the World’s Best Airport in Singapore, Changi


Arrival in the Maldives 

Airport transfers and meet and greet are included in the Music in Paradise package.

Our airport representative will provide assistance to get you to your booked hotel. They will guide and direct you through the airport and be your point of contact for any questions or queries you may have.

Arrival procedures are a little changed at Velana International Airport. Tourist Visa are still granted on arrival for stays less than 30 days. There are currently no countries excluded from travel into the Maldives. All international visitors must complete a travel declaration prior to arrival in the Maldives. 


Birdseye View of Male Velana Airport in the Maldives

Birdseye View of Male Airport in the Maldives


Other important information about the Maldives

Import Restrictions to the Maldives – No alcohol, pornography (which may cover a wide range of publications), pork, drugs, dogs, firearms, spear guns or “idols of worship” may be brought into the country. All baggage is X-rayed. The Maldives is a strict Muslim country and drinking is only allowed in resorts or on boats, and that is the only place you can buy alcohol.

Plugs and Electricity – power plugs and sockets (outlets) of type D and type G are used. The standard voltage is 230 V at a frequency of 50 Hz.

plug types in the maldives
The currency of the Maldives is the Rufiyaa. However, for visitors, USD is the currency of choice. You will need some cash with you. Local ATMs only provide local currency, so are not useful for you to withdraw money. Everywhere in the Maldives you can pay with USD, so bring some with you. Once you are in the country, you will not be able to exchange foreign currency for USD. 
Travel Insurance – Travel Insurance  is compulsory for all Music in Paradise Maldives events and proof of your policy must be given before your departure. Please ask your consultant for a quote.
Passports & Visas – It is your responsibility to ensure that you have valid passports, visas and re-entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities. Any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not meeting the requirements of those authorities will be your sole responsibility. All travelers must have a valid passport for international travel and the Maldives requires at least 6 months validity from the date of entry. If you need information regarding visa and other travel document requirements for your trip please let us know. We can obtain such information from an external visa advisory service provider on your behalf. We do not warrant the accuracy of such information and accept no liability for any loss or damage which you may suffer in reliance on it. We can obtain visas for you if you wish; fees will apply for this service. Australian, NZ, USA, European and UK residents will receive a 30 day tourist visa on arrival at no cost or charge.


Departure from the Maldives

The Maldives doesn’t require a negative test to leave.


Arrival in Australia

As of March 2024, you no longer need to:

  • fill out a Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration when entering Australia
  • declare or prove your vaccination status
  • seek exemptions to enter Australia.

Kandooma Maldives

Kandooma’s infinity pool awaits you between Music in Paradise gigs…

The spectacular Kandooma setting on the point.

Chris Buykx