Are you an Indian national planning a trip to the beautiful island nation of Maldives? If so, there are a few important travel guidelines you need to know before you go. From completing the Traveller Declaration to obtaining a visa, these steps are crucial for hassle-free entry into the Maldives. In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of completing the Imuga Traveller Declaration and obtaining a visa. Read on to learn about the travel guidelines you need to follow as an Indian national visiting the Maldives.

Imuga Traveller Declaration

The Traveller Declaration is a document that is required by the Maldives government for all international travelers entering the country. The declaration is designed to help the Maldives authorities prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19. The Traveller Declaration requires travelers to provide information about their personal and travel details, as well as their health status. It also requires travelers to provide details about their accommodation in the Maldives and if they have visited any Yellow Fever endemic country prior to their arrival in the Maldives.

All travelers, including Maldivians and foreign nationals, are required to fill out the Traveller Declaration before their arrival in the Maldives. The declaration must be completed within 96 hours of travel to the Maldives, and travelers must carry a printed or electronic copy of the declaration with them when they arrive in the Maldives. The Traveller Declaration is available on the official website of the Maldives Immigration department and can be filled out online. The declaration is a mandatory requirement for entry into the Maldives and failure to complete the declaration may result in denial of entry

As a mandatory requirement for all international travelers visiting the Maldives, the Traveller Declaration form must be completed twice - once before arrival, and once before departure.

Step by Step Guide to fill Traveller Declaration for Travelling to Maldives

  1. Traveller Declaration is filled within 96 hours of Arriving in the Maldives. 
  2. Go to the Maldives Immigration website at https://travel.immigration.gov.mv/
  3. Click on "Travelling to Maldives" 
  4. Upload the first page of your passport, and the system will auto-fill in the relevant details
  5. Fill in any remaining required details, such as your contact details, flight information, resort or island you are staying, Number of Days you will be staying in Maldives etc
  6. Upload a clear photo of yourself, either by taking a picture with your device or uploading an existing photo
  7. Once submitted, a barcode will be generated - take a screenshot of this barcode and keep it with you for your arrival in the Maldives.

Step by Step Guide to fill Traveller Declaration for Departure from Maldives

  1. Traveller Declaration is filled within 96 hours of Leaving from the Maldives. 
  2. Go to the Maldives Immigration website at https://travel.immigration.gov.mv/
  3. Click on "Departure" 
  4. Upload the first page of your passport, and the system will auto-fill in the relevant details
  5. Fill in any remaining required details, such as your contact details, departure dates, flight information, next destination etc
  6. Upload a clear photo of yourself, either by taking a picture with your device or uploading an existing photo
  7. Once submitted, a barcode will be generated - take a screenshot of this barcode and keep it with you for your departure from the Maldives.

Visa on Arrival 

Maldives offers a visa-free-on-arrival policy to citizens of several countries. This means that travelers from these countries do not need to obtain a visa in advance to enter Maldives for tourism purposes, and they can obtain a visa upon arrival at the Maldives airport.

To obtain a visa on arrival in Maldives, travelers need to meet certain requirements, such as having a valid passport, return or onward flight ticket, proof of accommodation, and sufficient funds for the duration of their stay. It's important to note that the visa-free-on-arrival policy is only applicable for tourism purposes. If you plan to work, study or live in Maldives, you will need to obtain the appropriate visa in advance.

List of Documents to get an easy Visa on Arrival in Maldives

  1. A Valid Passport: Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your planned stay in the Maldives. It should also have at least one blank page for the visa stamp.
  2. Hotel Voucher: You will need to provide a hotel voucher or proof of accommodation for your stay in the Maldives. This can be in the form of a booking confirmation from your hotel or a travel agency.
  3. Return flight tickets: You will need to show proof of your return flight tickets or onward travel plans, to demonstrate that you will be leaving the Maldives at the end of your stay.
  4. Traveller Declaration (Arrival): To facilitate a smooth entry into the Maldives, you should have the barcode generated by the Traveller Declaration form printed or an electronic copy. This barcode can be obtained by completing the Traveller Declaration form online prior to your arrival.

By ensuring that you have all the necessary documents readily available, you can help to ensure a hassle-free experience upon arrival in the Maldives. Remember to check the latest visa and entry requirements before you travel, to ensure that you have all the most up-to-date information.

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