Home to picturesque beaches, serene Blue Ocean, awe-inspiring coral reefs, multi-hued marine lives and ultimate luxury –Maldives promises most gratifying holiday experience to every traveller who book tickets on flights.

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Maldives is one of the dream holiday destinations of most leisure holidaymakers booking tickets on flights bound for Indian Ocean vacations. With its breathtaking scenic marvels, exciting culinary scene, luxury accommodation options, enthralling water sports activities and a long list of ‘Things to Do’, Maldives entices many tourists to purchase air tickets to this archipelago. Let’s take a look at some essential information to make your holiday more rewarding.

Entry Requirements
According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Britons contemplating to reserve tickets aboard flights bound for Maldives can get a tourist visa for up to 30 days on arrival, provided they hold a valid onward or return ticket and enough funds to cover their stay. Staying for longer than 30 days without proper authority is an offence. Passport should be valid for the proposed duration of stay.

Health Tips
British citizens looking for lucrative deals on tickets aboard Maldives flights should keep this factor in mind that the medical facilities are very limited here. It has only two hospitals in the capital but at the same time doctors are handy at most resort islands. Travellers planning a visit are also advised to get proper travel insurance in order to cover the medical expenses abroad.

Stay Safe
Travellers reserving tickets to the destination would be glad to know that crime rate is relatively low in Maldives. But it is always sensible to take care of yourself as well as your belongings. Petty crimes including theft do occur sometimes, especially when travelling to Malé. Piracy is a significant threat in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, especially for shipping which does not take appropriate precautions or follow agreed shipping industry guidelines. The Maldivian authorities are currently detaining a number of individuals suspected to have been involved in piracy outside of the Maldives’ Economic Exclusive Zone.

Local Laws and Customs
Travellers disembarking flights at Maldives are advised to follow the local laws and customs. Being an Islamic destination, locals are a bit conservative and sensitive regarding the social and cultural atmosphere. Dress is generally informal but you should be insightful of local dress standards when visiting non-resort islands. Nudism and topless sunbathing are not allowed anywhere, including on resort islands. Same sex relations are illegal and convicted offenders could face lengthy prison sentences and fines.

Roam Around and Explore
Maldives is blessed with scenic beauty as well as historically stimulating sites. As the archipelago is comprised of more than thousand islands, island hopping is one of the popular holiday activities among vacationers arriving on flights here. One can book cruise tickets to roam around the remote islands. Moreover, adventure enthusiasts can go for scuba diving, snorkelling and water surfing to explore the colourful underwater world as well as give flights to their fancies.

Fast Facts

Geography Maldives is an archipelago comprised of almost two thousand isles located at Indian Ocean.
Capital Malé
Major Holiday Destinations Southern Atolls, Malé, AdduCity, Kaafu, Alifu
KeyInternationalAirport IbrahimNasirInternationalAirport
Popular Airlines British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, MalaysiaAirline, Oman Air and Qatar Airways
Currency Rufiyaa
Time Zone GMT + 5 Hours
Country Code +960
Language Maldivian Dhihevi, English
Popular Holiday Activities Honeymoon, Winter Sun, Beach, Shopping, Family, Adventure

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