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Maldives – Amendment to Regulations

By Val Ellis last modified May 30, 2010 09:46 AM

Published: 2010-05-30 09:46:40
Countries: Maldives

Posted 27th May 2010

The period that a visiting yacht allowed to stay in the Maldives with a cruising license has been extended, this amendment will take effect from the 1st of June 2010

The Ministry of Tourism has finally changed and published on the Government Gazette, (Volume 39, No. 55, Dated 26. MAY. 2010) that the duration has been extended from 30 days to 90 day and will come in affect from the 1st of June 2010.

In brief;

All foreign vessels categorize as yachts has to pay an entry permit fee of MRF 5000.00 to the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture.

Any vessel engaged in commercial or private charters shall obtain a charter license in order to cruise the Maldives.

Captains Declaration (Captain's Letter with describing the crew and passengers/guest onboard) should be submitted to the Ministry.

Government Passenger Tax is charged from the passenger/guest who accommodate the vessel in cruising/chartering in the Maldives.

Charter license is granted and charged according to the LOA of the vessel as below:-

Vessels less than 25 m in LOA - USD 15.00 per day
Vessels from 25 meters to 35 meters in LOA - USD 200.00 per day
Vessels from 36 meters to 46 meters in LOA - USD 350.00 per day
Vessels from 46 meters to 75 meters in LOA - USD 450.00 per day
Vessels above 75 meters in LOA - USD 600.00 per day

Our thanks to for this information.