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Information for Travelers to Maldives

Flag of Maldives
Visas : Visas are not required by any nationality except Sri Lankans
Immunisations : Sunburn.
Time Zone : GMT/UTC plus five hours
Electricity : 220-40V, 50 Hz
Weights & Measures : Metric
Currency : Rufiya (Rf)
Travellers Cheque : Travellers' cheques or credit cards such as American Express, Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted. US dollar, British pounds, German marks and Italian lira are all pretty acceptable. Maldivian rufiya is not needed unless you're using local shops and services.
Credit Cards :
Tipping : Although tipping is officially discouraged, it's quite customary to tip room staff and waiters in your resort. US$10 per week is a suitable amount. It is not necessary to tip if the resorts add a 10% service charge to the bill.
Bargaining : Bargaining is limited to tourist shops in and around Singapore Bazaar in Malé and at island village souvenir shops where prices are not fixed.