When it comes to getting there, the Maldives is easily
accessible, especially by air. Scheduled and charter flights operate on a regular basis from points
of origin in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Visitors are issued 30-days tourist visa on arrival
at Male' International Airport. Apart from normal Customs and Port Health formalities, there is hardly
anything that stands in the way of the inbound guest and the tropical paradise of the Maldives.
Maldives is not popular with the private Yacht because the
reefs are hazardous and cruising permits are restrictive and expensive. Dhonis are also used for transport.
A ferry service is available from the airport island to the capital round the clock. A special Dhoni
ferry leaves from the airport jetty to the capital every 15 minutes which changes to one every 30 minutes
Set charge per person for the ferry service is USD 1/- during normal operating hours and a charge
of USD 2/- per person at midnight. Since the airport island is geographically separate from the capital
the only means of transport to the capital is by sea. If required, a Dhoni can be chartered for
transfer to the capital at set rates. Further details can be is attained from the ferry terminal
or at the jetty of the airport.
Maldivian Air Taxi and Trans Maldivian Airways operate
special air transfer trips to most of the resorts. Your agents or the resort
operative best arranges this mode of transport. Normally resort operators have
arrangements for chartered flights to their resort with either of these parties.
There are also Speedboats arranged to all the resorts in Maldives and transfers
can be arranged either by Seaplane or Speedboat.
There are also regular
domestic flights operated by Island Aviation to Hanimaadhoo, Kadhdhoo, Kaadhedhdhoo,
and Gan islands. Trans Maldivian Airways, and the Maldivian Air Taxi, the latter
having the largest fleet, operate air transports to resorts. Sightseeing trips, flights
to uninhabited islands, photo-shooting trips, executive charters, and medevac operations
are also carried out by them.
Travel on most of the islands takes no more than half-an-hour on foot.
Bicycles and motorbikes are popular modes of transport in Male' and some other bigger island.
Taxis are un-metered, charging Rf. 20.00, if hailed on the road and Rf.15.00 if hired via
Maldives is easily
accessible by air from major cities around the world.Male,
the capital has an international airport.
connect the Maldives to Colombo (Sri Lanka), Trivandrum
(South west India) Dubai (UAE) and Kualalumpur (Malaysia)
and there are numerous charter flights from European
Countries in peak season. Male, international airport is the
only international gateway. Departure taxi is 12.00 and is
included in the ticket price. Maldives is not popular with
the private yachts because the reefs are hazardous and
cruising permits are restrictive and expensive – Dhonis are
also used for transport.
arriving in Maldives hare to follow the customs rules of
Maldives customs , Rules are imposed on all type of goods
passengers carry. Goods like alcohol, explosive, poison,
pork and pornography are not allowed.
Since Maldives is
warm throughout the year, light clothing like summer linen,
T-shirt, cotton shirt, light skirts, shorts and beach wears