Important :

  • All international travellers (including residents of the Maldives) must complete the Traveller Declaration Form: IMUGA before arriving or departing from the Maldives.
  • No prior visa is required for Italian, Indian, or European nationals, as well as for all other nationalities, for a stay of less than 30 days in the Maldives. But Obligation to complete the IMUGA form. Click HERE to get it in minutes
  • No PCR test is required for all arriving or departing travellers, including unvaccinated travellers.

The Maldives
The elements required to make an IMUGA request :

  • Valid passport number
    (Validity must be at least 6 months beyond the intended stay end date)
  • Information about your personal health status
  • Your travel itinerary
  • Your contact details
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The procedure for obtaining the traveller’s declaration is quick, taking only a few minutes. Once completed, we will send you the completed documents by email. You will find a QR code on the declaration; we recommend downloading it to your phone to facilitate your entry into the Maldives.

Make sure you have both forms, both printed and digital, ready to be presented before boarding at the airport and on arrival at Maldives Immigration Services, in addition to your passport.

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Good to know
Essential information before going to the Maldives


Divehi is the official language of the Maldives.

Time Zone

The Maldives uses the GMT+5 time zone

Telephone and Internet

The Maldives telephone country code is 960. Calls from your hotel are generally possible, but international calls can be expensive.

Most hotels offer Wi-Fi access, or even have computers with an Internet connection. Additionally, internet cafes are available on some islands.


Electrical outlets in the Maldives are generally identical to those used in Europe. However, it is advisable to bring an adapter in case the sockets are not all standard.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who needs to fill out the IMUGA travel declaration?

The IMUGA travel declaration must be filled out by all travellers heading to the Maldives, as well as those leaving the country, whether they are foreign nationals or Maldivian citizens.

What information is required to fill out the IMUGA form ?

The IMUGA form requests information such as traveller’s contact details, flight details, information on accommodation in the Maldives, COVID-19 health information, and other travel-related details.

Do I need to fill out the IMUGA form if I am only transiting through the Maldives?

Yes, even if you are only transiting through the Maldives without leaving the airport, you must fill out the IMUGA travel declaration. However, if your transit time is less than 24 hours and you do not leave the airport transit area, you do not need to provide a COVID-19 test result.

Can I reuse the same travel declaration if I plan to visit the Maldives again?

The traveller’s declaration is a form to be filled out for each visit to the Maldives, valid for a single entry. You will receive a 30-day visa on arrival if you enter the Maldives as a tourist.

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How long does it take to obtain IMUGA travel declaration approval?

Generally, IMUGA travel declaration approval can be obtained quickly. However, to avoid potential delays in processing, it is recommended to submit the declaration at least 96 hours before your scheduled departure to or from the Maldives. This ensures that all information is correct and complete before your trip.

Is it necessary to print the IMUGA authorization containing the QR code?

Printing your authorization remains optional as you can also present the QR code directly on your mobile phone. However, it is recommended to have a printed version in case of issues with your electronic device or if immigration authorities request it. Having a printed version ensures that you always have a copy of your travel authorization if needed.

If I want to extend my stay in the Maldives, what should I do?

To extend your stay in the Maldives beyond the initial 30-day period, please contact immigration authorities before your IMUGA authorization expires. Follow specific procedures to submit a stay extension request. For more information, refer to the official Maldivian immigration website or contact their dedicated service.

How can I check the status of my IMUGA application?

You can check the status of your IMUGA application by logging into the IMUGA portal or by contacting us through our dedicated support service via email:

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Which countries are affected by the requirement to submit an IMUGA declaration to travel to the Maldives?

All nationalities are affected by the requirement to submit an IMUGA declaration to travel to the Maldives, whether they are foreign nationals or Maldivian citizens.

Can I enter the Maldives with an IMUGA declaration if I travel by sea or air?

Yes, you can use your IMUGA declaration to enter the Maldives by sea or air, provided it is valid upon your arrival.

What are the consequences of not having an IMUGA declaration upon arrival in the Maldives?

If you do not have an IMUGA authorization upon arrival in the Maldives, you may be denied entry and forced to return to your home country at your own expense.

Is it necessary to have travel insurance before traveling to the Maldives?

Yes, it is recommended to have travel insurance when visiting the Maldives. This can protect you against unforeseen circumstances such as flight cancellations, baggage losses, and emergency medical care.

When is the best time to visit the Maldives?

The Maldives is an attractive destination throughout the year. However, for more stable weather conditions with less rain, the period from November to April, during the dry season, is generally preferred. This is the ideal time to enjoy outdoor activities and water sports. If you are looking for more budget-friendly rates, the rainy season (from May to October) also offers memorable experiences, although rainfall is more frequent during this period.

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Need help ?

If you have any questions about the IMUGA application or the status of an IMUGA application, we are available to guide and assist you.

Email :

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