Flights to Maldives

The Maldives is served by all major scheduled airlines in the region in addition to several charter flights from Europe and Scandinavian countries.

The Maldives is forty five minutes from Colombo, four hours from Dubai, four hours from Singapore and thirteen hours from London.

Velana International AirportVelana International Airport is located on a geographically separate island named Hulhulé which is about 10 minutes’ boat ride from the capital. A ferry service is available from the airport island to the capital around the clock.

Transfers to resorts would be arranged prior to arrival by your resorts/tour operators via speedboat or sea plane.

No prior visa is required to enter the Maldives and a free 30 day visa is granted to all visitors who meet immigration requirements upon arrival.

Please note that the import of firearms, liquor, drugs and pornography in to the Maldives is strictly prohibited. Alcohol may be imported only with an official license and dogs, pigs, and pork products are prohibited. Also personal pets can be brought in only with special permission (dogs not allowed).

International Airports

  • Velana International Airport (MLE) – Kaafu Atoll
  • Gan International Airport (GAN) – Addu Atoll
  • Hanimaadhoo International Airport (HAQ) – Haa Dhaalu Atoll
  • Villa International Airport (VAM) – Maamigili Island – Alif Dhaal Atoll

Domestic Airports

  • Dharavandhoo (DRV) – Baa Atoll
  • Fuvahmulah (FVM) – Gnaviyani Atoll
  • Kaadedhdhoo (KDM) – Gaafu Dhaalu (South Huvadhu) Atoll
  • Kadhdhoo (KDO) – Gaafu Dhaalu (South Huvadhu) atoll
  • Kooddoo (GKK) – Gaafu Alifu Atoll
  • Thimarafushi (TMF) – Thaa Atoll


Flight Duration to Maldives

  • Washington D.C., USA – 18 hrs, 30 mins
  • London, UK – 10 hrs, 45 mins
  • Rome, Italy – 9 hrs, 15 mins
  • Berlin, Germany – 9 hrs, 40 mins
  • Paris, France – 10 hrs, 30 mins
  • Dubai, UAE – 4 hrs
  • Moscow, Russia – 8 hrs, 15 mins
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – 6 hrs, 10 mins
  • Beijing, China – 7 hrs, 20 mins
  • Singapore, Singapore – 4 hrs, 30 mins
  • Delhi, India – 3 hrs, 15 mins
  • Tokyo, Japan – 9 hrs, 40 mins
  • Canberra, Australia – 11 hrs, 50 mins
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 4 hrs, 10 mins

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