Nobody coming to Maldives requires a visa for a stay of 30 days or less.
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For such a tiny country, Maldives is easily reached from almost anywhere in the world and enjoys multiple daily flights from most major air hubs in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
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Transport in Maldives is either fast and rather expensive, or reasonably priced and very slow.
Air Internal flights connect Male to 12 regional airstrips at least daily. Chartered seaplanes collect arrivals at Velana International Airport and fly them direct to their resorts.
Boat Most transport in Maldives is by boat, for obvious reasons. Resorts collect guests from Male or regional airstrips by speedboat, a fast and comfortable way to travel. Independent travellers will need to use the slow but cheap public ferry system or newly introduced (and pricier!) private speedboat transfers to inhabited islands.
Car Most islands are totally car-free, with the exception of Male and a few other larger inhabited islands.