Maldives Travel Tips, Visas & Health
Travel Tips for Globetrotters
At Goway we take all reasonable measures to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our “Globetrotters” while they're travelling with us. Our Travel Tips for Globetrotters, complied by the editors of Globetrotting Magazine, is a list of over 60 tips designed to further enhance your experience, and help ensure your own safety while abroad.
What to Pack
Casual clothing is widely accepted throughout the Maldives. Lightweight cotton and linens are recommended to combat the heat. Shorts, skirts and T-shirts are the best options to stay cool. Sandals or flip-flops are the recommended footwear. When visiting some of the lesser inhabited local islands, thighs and shoulders should be covered. Bikinis are not permitted on beaches but can be worn in resorts and tourist areas. Smart casual clothing is usually enough for Malé and for most resorts, however, some of the more up-market resorts may require guests to dress for dinner. As the weather is warm all year, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen with a high SPF are recommended.
A passport is the only reliable and universally accepted identification document, and it proves that you have a right to return to your country. You are strongly advised to always carry a valid passport when travelling to any foreign destination. Crossing international borders can be complicated and sometimes requires many different kinds of documents. Being prepared is the key to easing your way through this process, so make sure you know what documents you need, where to get them, and which ones will make your crossing quick and easy.
- Carry a passport for all trips outside your country.
- Be sure that your passport is still valid.
- Check that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond your date of entry.
- Scan a copy of your passport and email it to yourself or carry it in a separate location
- Leave a copy with a trusted friend or relative who is not travelling with you.
- Keep your passport safe while travelling.
- Do not leave it unattended in your luggage, vehicle, hotel or elsewhere.
- Carry it in your money belt, inside coat pocket or purse, or lock it in your hotel safe.
For more information about passports, applications or renewals please visit the links below. For all other nationalities, please check with your local government websites.
|Government of Canada
|US State Department
|Government of Australia
|Government of New Zealand
|Government of UK
CIBT Visa Service
Need a visa? At Goway, we are making it easier for you to get the travel documents needed for your trip. Goway has partnered with CIBT Visa Service, and its subsidiary VisaCentral, the largest and most well-established travel visa company in the world to assist you in obtaining your required documents for international travel.
It’s the fast and easy way to obtain a travel visa and Goway travellers receive significant discounts on CIBT service fees. See below for more CIBT Visa information.
Most resorts in the Maldives have a resident doctor and a decompression chamber is within easy reach in case of a diving emergency.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 900 million international journeys are undertaken every year. It doesn’t come as a surprise that Global travel on this scale exposes many people to a range of health risks. International travellers should always be extra concerned about their health and safety, as every region and country around the world has its own risks, customs and level of health care. However, whatever your age or destination, properly preparing before you leave, and staying in good health while travelling, can help you have a happy and enjoyable trip.
At Goway we do our best to provide our clients with the most accurate and up-to-date travel health information for the region you will be visiting. Some essential information on travel health risks and preventive measures is provided in the website links below. Finally, it is important that you get advice from your family physician or a specialist from a Travel Health clinic before travelling. Keep you and your loved ones healthy during your travels.
Country Travel Advice and Advisories
No matter where in the world you intend to travel it is always important to have the most up-to-date travel information. At Goway we do our best to provide our clients with the latest destination information when planning their trips. As well, most governments provide travel advice and advisory websites for their citizens. On the websites below you will find official information and advice from the Governments of Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom on situations that may affect your safety and well-being abroad, as well as other important travel issues such as security, local laws and culture, entry and exit requirements and health.
CIBT can assist you in obtaining travel visas to over 200 countries
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