Maldives Import Restrictions

In order to enter Maldives, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Maldives government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Maldives, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Maldives.

Maldives Import Regulations

Import regulations

Maldives requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from Maldives authorities before posting:


  • Firearms
  • Statues
  • Swords
  • Weapons.

Special documentation requirements

Maldives has no current requirements for special documentation.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Maldives prohibits:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Cards depicting nudes
  • Drugs and medicines.

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