Maldives Travel Vaccines and Advice
If you are seeking a leisurely holiday, the Maldives will satisfy your needs. You will be greeted by a cocktail of paradisiacal beaches, rich marine wildlife and turquoise lagoons surrounded by corals and incomparable islands. This archipelago which is formed of 26 islands promises a holiday rich in nature and luxury. Diving enthusiasts will be offered some great opportunities in the Maldives. A trip to the wonderful unspoilt islands of Haa Alifu, Raa or Baa will offer you many water activities such as surfing, water skiing, kayaking, and canoeing. For more of a cultural experience, take a short break in the Malé capital. Be respectful of traditions in the Maldives since you are not allowed to wear daring clothes or religious objects.
Recommended Medication for Travelling to the Maldives
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in the Maldives
Medical Care in the Maldives
In the event of unexpected accidents and illnesses in the Malvides, the ADK Hospital in Malé will provide satisfactory care. However, in more serious situations which require medical evacuation, ambulance services are on hand at any given moment.
Although the islands are not particularly risky, it is wise to take some basic medicines with you, especially if travelling to more remote areas. It is recommended to bring remedies for stomach aches, as this is a common problem due to food consumption or changes in climate.
Ambulances can be reached by calling 102.
Are the Maldives Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Crime||Risk present; Caution required|
|Political situatoin and demonstrations||Risk present in Malé; Avoid large gatherings|
|Road safety||Only some islands have roads for cars|
|Health||Zika virus warning|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit the Maldives?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter the Maldives. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
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Embassy of Canada to Maldives information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Embassy to Sri Lanka (COLOMBO)
33-A 5th Lane, Colombo 03,
Tel.: 94 (11) 532-6232 / 94 (11) 522-6232
Fax: 94 (11) 532-6299 or 522-6299
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Sri Lanka. There is no Canadian government office in the Maldives.