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Maldives Duty Free

Maldives Duty Free

In the Maldives, Islanders Maldives and Le Cute have their Duty Free outlets at the Departure Terminal of Malé International Airport, attracting a hive of eager shoppers.

The below goods may be imported duty free into the Maldives Republic
  • A reasonable amount of cigarettes, cigars and tobacco.
  • A reasonable number of gifts.
Prohibited imports

Pornographic literature, idols of worship, pork products and certain other animal products, explosives, weapons or drugs may not be imported.

Dogs, pigs, and pork products are also prohibited for import by tourists.


Alcohol imported under a special license is available in all the resorts.

Prohbited exports

Turtle shells and products made of turtle shell, black coral, eel, pufferfish, parrotfish, skate and ray, big-eyed scad under 15cm (6 ins), bait fish used in tuna fishery, dolphin, whale, lobster, all stony coral, triton shell, trochus shell and pearl oyster.

Pork products and certain other animal products.

Drugs are strictly and completely prohibited; whoever imports drugs for  personal or other use will be sentenced to life.

Shopping

Duty free shopping is only available in the departure terminal of the Male international airport. The lounge has specialized shops for electrical goods, watches, cameras, fashion, liquor, jewelry, tobacco and more.

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