Canadian travelers in possession of a passport that is valid for at least 3 months beyond the date of entry, an onward or return airline ticket, and proof of sufficient funds for the duration of stay in Maldives are issued a 30-day visa upon arrival. Those who wish to extend their tourist visa may apply for an extension for a total stay of a maximum of 90 days.
Individuals arriving in Maldives from infected areas are required to present an international certificate of yellow fever vaccination. Failure to provide satisfactory evidence of this will result in the traveler’s being subjected to vaccination upon arrival and possibly kept in quarantine for 10 days at his or her own expense, or even deportation. Disinfection is also mandatory for individuals arriving from places where yellow fever and malaria are common.
Canadians who intend to travel to Maldives for employment purposes are required to obtain a work permit from the Ministry of Human Resources, Employment and Labour before traveling to the country.
Overstaying a tourist visa without the express permission of the Maldivian government is a serious offense.
The information provided here are correct at the time of publishing. However, these requirements are subject to change without prior notice. It is the traveler’s responsibility to obtain the latest immigration details from:
The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations
800 Second Avenue
New York, NY
Telephone: (212) 599-6195
Fax: (212) 661-6045