Customs in Maldives came into effective operation since "Maldives customs services" joined the World Customs Organization on 8th September 1995, with Mr. Manikfan leading as the Minister of the state. "Bandaara Fihaara"- is what the word "customs" in Maldives was known as since 1890s. But on November 13th, 1998 the name was re-christened to "Maldives customs services".
Custom duties in Maldives are followed to ensure absolute peace and safety to the country. The customs officials tend to impose various duties for the goods that are imported and exported to and from Maldives respectively. Following is a list of duties imposed on export and import for goods arriving in both ships and flights:
The passengers arriving in Maldives have to follow certain rules imposed by Maldives customs. These rules are imposed on all types of goods that the passengers carry with them.
Following are the list of rules that customs in Maldives impose on people arriving in Maldives:
In Male, the capital city of Maldives, the customs-in-Maldives are principally directed by officials in the Male' International Airport for passengers arriving by flight. However, in Male' Commercial Harbor, customs in Maldives are implemented for passengers arriving by yachts and ship.