Automated Passport Check is only available for Maldivian Passport holders who own an Electronic Passports. These passport holders can go through a self-service, automated passport check system, which helps them to clear through the passport checking process quickly.
A 30 days free tourist visa granted for all the nationalities on arrival to the Maldives at the airport. The foreigner traveling to the Maldives as a tourist does not require pre-approval for the visa. However, the person must satisfy the basic entry requirements to get immigration clearance upon arrival. For further information about on arrival tourist visa and other visa applications, please refer to the link: Maldives Immigration.
If you are priority passenger (First Class, Business Class, and Priority cards) you will be given FastTrack card on board which you can use to clear through Immigration on a dedicated queue for all Fastrack card holders.
Please note that you might be asked to declare certain types of items when you clear through Customs. Your luggage is screened before you receive them at Baggage Claim. However, you might be asked to do the second screening, if your luggage contains items that are restricted, prohibited to bring Maldives or have items that are for commercial use. Hence, it is advised not to purchase liquor and alcoholic products on the flight or duty free shops while en-route to the Maldives as these items will be confiscated upon arrival at the airport.
There is free Wi-Fi available at Velana International Airport for you to stay in touch and plan your travels. To connect, choose 'Airport Wi-Fi' and follow the on-screen instructions. You may require either a local SIM card or SIM card with roaming to access the free Wi-Fi. Once registered, you can use free Wi-Fi for up to 25 minutes.
Free Wi-Fi is available at International Duty-free Area, Gate 1-2-3 areas, and the Arrival Hall.
Internet Kiosks were in the pier-bridge area and the Gate 1-2-3 areas.
Mobile charging stations are available in the concourse area, check-in area, duty-free, pier bridge, gate 1-2-3 area.
Free Wi-Fi is available at the Domestic terminal
Mobile charging stations are available at the check-in area & boarding gate areas.
Exchange the currency you would want before you leave our airport at the best rates.
Bank of Maldives offers a currency exchange service at Velana International Airport. You can find a Currency Exchange counter just after you pass- through the customs. You may also find money exchange counters at our International Terminal near the arrivals.
As soon as you arrive to Maldives, depending on the hotel/Resort you go, your transfer method may be different. Please make sure what kind of transfer you have for your hotel at the time of booking. Tourist Resort Counters are located outside arrival terminal where representatives from the Resorts will meet and assist you with your resort transfer. Mainly transfers are:
1- Seaplane Transfers- (your hotel representative at Airport will meet and guide you to seaplane check-in)
2- Domestic flight transfers (your hotel representative at Airport will meet and guide you to domestic terminal for check-in)
3- Airport-Male’-Airport Ferry boat service (Frequency Every 10 minutes from 6:00 to 23:59 & Every 30 minutes from 00:00 to 6:00)
4- MTCC Airport Express service
5- MTCC Airport-Hulhumale’-Airport Bus service (Frequency Every 30 minutes)
As soon as you pass through the Immigration, your next step is baggage carousels. To find out the right baggage carousel for your flight, just check the displays on the screen on each belt.
Did not receive your checked-in luggage or was it damaged? Our dedicated Lost and Found team staff will always be available. Our Baggage Services desk is just in front of baggage claim area.
Report your claim and get Property Irregularity Report for your lost or damaged bag and let our team keep in touch with you. If your lost baggage information is pre-advised by airline, our Lost and Found staff will page your name in order to avoid unnecessary waiting time for your baggage claim.
Have you forgotten one of your belongings in airport or in the flight? Like your shopping bag, mobile phone, e-book reader? Or a winter jacket. All items we find inside terminals or flights will be safely returned to Lost and Found.
Claim your lost belongings below. If you lost a belonging while carrying with you, submit below Lost Item Inquiry form. Click Start to begin.
If you wish to store some of your luggage at Airport, please contact the Help Desk outside arrival terminal.
*Note : Charges Apply for 24 hours
We offer free-of-charge Porter Service for all our passengers. If you need porter service on your arrival, you can get a porter at Baggage Claim area. Porters are available at Baggage Claim Area.