Vaccination before the trip to the Maldives
When travelling to the Maldives you can really expect to land in paradise! White beaches, clear water and wonderful nature with palm trees and exotic animals. However, we recommend that you review your vaccinations according to the recommendations below.
Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis
Measles, mumps, rubella
Cholera / ETEC
Recommendation for long-term stays in the country, backpacking, volunteer work, residence, etc.
Only if you arrive within 6 days (ie stay, transit> 12h) from areas with yellow-fever transmission.
There is a risk of mosquito-borne diseases. Protect yourself from mosquito bites.
Good to know before the trip to the Maldives
The sun-drenched Maldives is famous for its beaches, turquoise lagoons and its dreamy bungalows that float directly on the water. Here, a piece of paradise seems to have fallen down and the island kingdom is a dream destination for most people – a place to see at least once in a lifetime. It is located in the Indian Ocean and has no less than 1192 small islands, with the main island of Malé where flights usually arrive. You then take a boat or seaplane to “your” island. Only 200 islands are inhabited, just over 100 of them with hotels. The time difference between Sweden and the Maldives is 3-4 hours depending on whether it is summer time or winter time.
Food and hygiene
Restaurant prices at the tourist resorts in the Maldives are very high, but there are local eateries that have a much lower price range. Most people who have been to the Maldives think that the food is of a high standard and that the risk of becoming ill is relatively small. The restaurants take care of the tourists and maintain both a high level of service and fine menus. The most common foods are seafood, often grilled. The tap water is relatively safe to drink in the tourist resorts, but be careful otherwise.
To think of
The Maldives may be a piece of paradise but even in paradise there are rules and codes. Never bathe topless as a woman – you can be fined. You are also not allowed to import alcohol or material with pornographic or religious content into the island kingdom. Keep in mind that the hotel islands have high price ranges and that only cash in USD is accepted – otherwise credit cards or the entire bill is put up in the room that is paid at check-out. You will need an adapter for electrical gadgets. The tourist visa is valid for 30 days and your passport must be valid for at least 6 months at the date of entry.