TRAVELLERS
RESTRICTED ITEMS

Liquor and Alcoholic Products

Pork and Its By-products

According to Maldivian Law No: 4/1975 (Im¬port prohibition Act), importation of pork and its by-products without prior approval is prohibited.


Chemical and Chemical Products

Pets

Health certificate from an authorized veterinarian, satisfying that the animal is free from infections or contagious diseases is required.

Note: the import of dogs and dangerous animals are strictly prohibited.


Firearms/Explosives/Weapons and Ammunition

Live Plants and Animals

All plants require a valid phytosanitary / sanitary certificate and must be inspected and approved by the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture.


Medicine

A valid medical prescription issued by a registered medical practitioner is required for importation of controlled drugs (for personal use only)


Tobacco and Tobacco Products

All tobacco products must carry a health warning label as prescribed by the Ministry of Health.
Note: All passengers are eligible for import duty allowance upto a limit of 200 Cigarettes, 25 Cigars and 250g of tobacco.


Communication Equipment

Talkie-set, receiver and any other telecommunication equipment with radio frequency transmitting capacity exceeding 100 mil¬liwatts should be in¬spected and approved by Communication Authority of Maldives.

Procedures

Local Permitting Authorities
Prior permits must be obtained from the following authorities when importing restricted Items.


CATEGORYPERMITTING AUTHORITY
Liquor and Alcoholic Products
Prior permit required from: Ministry of Economic Development
Pork and its by-products
Prior permit required from: Ministry of Economic Development
Chemical and Chemical Products
Prior permit required from: Ministry of Defense and National Security
Pets
Health certificate from an authorized veterinarian
Firearms/Explosives/Weapons and Ammunition
Prior permit required from: Ministry of Defense and National Security
Live Plants and Animals
Valid phytosanitary/sanitary certificate
Medicine
For Personal use: Valid Prescription
For commercial use prior permit required from: Maldives Food and Drug Authority
Tobacco and Tobacco Products
All tobacco products must carry a health warning label as prescribed by the Ministry of Health.
Note: All passengers are eligible for import duty allowance upto a limit of 200 Cigarettes, 25 Cigars and 250g of tobacco.
Communication Equipment
Telecommunication equipment with radio frequency transmitting capacity exceeding 100 mil¬liwatts should be in¬spected and approved by Communication Authority of Maldives.
Hydro-chlorofluorocarbon
Environment Protection Agency
Live fish and frozen meat
Port Health
Bird Import License
Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture
Pesticide and Fertilizers
Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture and Ministry of Defense and National Security
Vehicles
Ministry of Transport

Foreign Permits Required

CATEGORYPERMIT REQUIRED
All vehicles (except motorcycle and auto cycle) that have been registered prior to import
Original De-registration Certificate
Plants
Phytosanitary certificate
Live Animals/Birds
State Veterinary Certificate
Live Fish
Health Certificate from State Veterinary Department
Cats
Health Certificate
Rabies Vaccination Certificate
Chicken/Chicks
State Veterinary Department’s Certificate stating the vaccination for Fowl pox vaccine and Newcastle Disease
Chilled Raw Meat
Original Health Certificate from State Veterinary Department