What Can Not Be Transported to The Maldives, as well as Other Laws?


What Can Not be Transported to the Maldives

he Maldives is a Muslim state, which is the reason for some of the prohibitions common in the country, as well as prohibitions for tourists on the import and export of goods and personal belongings. Some laws and regulations are quite specific, some of them were adopted to protect the unique flora and fauna of the archipelago. The site for booking hotels and villas wiotto.com, which has been specializing in the Maldives for more than 8 years, will help you understand better.

What Not to Bring to the Maldives?

Here are the most common and important import bans that tourists should pay attention to.

  • Alcohol. Not only can it not be imported into the Maldives, it is also banned throughout the country. On local islands where the local population lives, you will not be able to purchase it anywhere. On private resort islands, where the bulk of tourists come, alcohol is allowed and is available in a wide variety in restaurants and bars.
  • Pork and products from it. The prohibition is related to Muslim laws.
  • Narcotic drugs, as well as psychotropics.
  • Weapon.
  • Pornographic materials, as well as goods from a sex shop.
  • Equipment for spearfishing.
  • Drone – they need special permission to use.
  • Dogs are also prohibited from being brought to the Maldives.

What Can You Bring to the Maldives?

  • Clothing, jewelry, and gadgets for personal use.
  • Drones and other professional equipment – only with special permission.
  • Medications in the presence of a special medical opinion.
  • Cigarettes to the Maldives are allowed, but there are restrictions. In accordance with the laws of the Maldives, tourists arriving in the Maldives can bring no more than 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco.

What Can Not be Taken from the Islands?

The Maldivians care about their nature and the underwater world. This is the first restriction that cannot be taken out of the country:

  • Corals and everything that can be found at the bottom of the ocean or in the lagoons, on the beaches. Moreover, it is forbidden to touch corals, fish, and vegetation in general while snorkeling or diving.
  • It is also not allowed to export local currency.

More details about all the nuances of the rest will be told to you by wiotto.com managers in an online chat. Also on the site you can book a villa and a transfer to it, as well as additional services, such as a spa session, a wedding or dinner in an underwater restaurant.