Maldives Insurance

Whatever your reason for visiting the Maldives, make sure you take out travel or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. That way, you can leave with peace of mind and avoid any unexpected financial, health or legal risks. Cover for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses is essential, whatever your destination.


Political system: Republic
Capital: Malé
Surface area: 297.8 km²
Population: 436,330
Languages spoken : divehi
Currency: Maldivian rupee

Maldives visas

Whatever your nationality, you don’t need a visa for a stay of up to 30 days. All you need is a passport valid for at least six months, and a free 30-day visa will be issued on arrival.

French Embassy in the Maldives
In residence in Colombo (Sri Lanka)
89 Rosmead place – PO box 880 – Colombo 7
Tel: 94 269 88 15
Fax: 94 269 90 39

Embassy of the Maldives in Nice
9 bis, rue Defly
06000 Nice

Vaccines and Safety in the Maldives


  • Compulsory vaccinations and certificates: nothing in particular, except yellow fever for travellers from endemic areas.
  • Recommended vaccinations and certificates: be up to date on the vaccination calendar for typhoid, rabies, DTP, viral hepatitis A and B, and in the case of prolonged stays in rural areas, Japanese encephalitis.
  • Local diseases: Mosquito bites can transmit dengue fever or lymphatic filariasis. Avoid all contact with dogs and wild animals, or you run the risk of contracting rabies. No malaria found. Pay close attention to the hygienic conditions of the food and drink consumed.
    Dengue present in early 2019, take protective measures against mosquitoes.


Vulnerable to climate change and rising seas, the Maldives are also located in a seismically active zone and subject to monsoons.
Muggings and robberies of foreigners are very rare, but there’s nothing to stop you being on your guard.
Maldivian law is very clear on the subject of narcotics: the consumption, export and import of drugs is strictly forbidden. Alcohol consumption is tolerated only in tourist resorts and outside the capital, Malé.

Maldives health insurance

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in the Maldives? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. On the other hand, health insurance is compulsory in the Maldives in order to receive treatment in a public or private establishment. Repatriation cover is also an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur can help you choose an international health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types oftravel insurance,international student insurance andexpatriate insurance.

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