Maldives destination information

All you need to know before visiting Maldives

Maldives summary

Maldives is a small country with around 344K Maldivian. Official language is Maldivian. Maldives uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+05:00. Currency used in Maldives is Rufiyaa (MVR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 52
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 130

ATMs in Maldives are Common. Internet speed in Maldives is on average 3.2 Mbps.

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👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 344K ☀️ ~28 °C 🌧 ~172 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 0k km2 (0k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

Maldives uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D, Type G, Type J, Type K and Type L.

Languages 🗣️

  • Divehi


Currency 💱

1 MVR = 0.06 USD

Maldives uses the Maldivian rufiyaa (symbol: Rf), code MVR.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10 rufiyaas. Rufiyaa is subdivided into 100 laaris. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 rufiyaas and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 laaris.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Maldives. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Maldives. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Maldives uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Maldives upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Maldives, dial +, then 960 (the country code for Maldives), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Maldives, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 6 .

international: + 960 6 1234567
calling local: 6 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Maldives is on average 3.2 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Maldives is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 265.51 MVR, which includes 3 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Dhiraagu or Ooredoo.


Rules 🚗

Limits 🚦


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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