maldives passport visa-free countries

Maldives passport visa-free countries, which countries are visa-free for a Maldives passport?

Visa-free entry and visas on arrival are available to Maldivian passport holders in countries such as Singapore, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Ireland, and the United Arab Emirates. The whole European Union, the United States, and Australia are among the countries that require a visa for Maldives passport holders.

Maldives passport visa-free countries

Holders of a Maldives passport have visa-free travel to some countries. If you have a Maldives passport, you can visit these countries without first obtaining a visa:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Lesotho
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Montserrat
  • Niue
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • St. Helena
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Visa on arrival for Maldives passport

You can travel with a Maldives passport, and get a visa on arrival, to the following countries or territories. Citizens of Maldives can get a visa on arrival when they travel to these countries, that means that you don’t need a visa before travelling there:

  • Armenia
  • Bolivia
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Egypt
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Laos
  • Macao
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda

Visa online for Maldives passport

These are countries that require a e-visa or an eTA, electronic travel authorization, for citizens of Maldives. In these countries, and territories, Maldivian nationals need to get a e-visa or an eTA online before travelling:

eTA, electronic travel authorization

  • Sri Lanka

e-visa, visa online

  • Albania
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Colombia
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Moldova
  • Myanmar
  • Norfolk Island
  • Oman
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • South Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Tajikistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam

Visa required for Maldives passport

Citizens of Maldives need to get a visa before travelling to these countries and territories:

Afghanistan, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Aruba, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French West Indies, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Mayotte, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Palestinian Territories, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, St. Maarten, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States of America, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands, Vatican City, Venezuela, Wallis and Futuna, and Yemen.


Sources: Visa Index Maldives passport

The above cover image was taken somewhere in Gulhi, Maldives. Photo by Ishan @seefromthesky on Unsplash