What should you expect on arrival?
The first surprise: Male' International Airport is an Island by itself! Next, your holiday stars right there. A 30-day tourist visa is granted on arrival. If port health is satisfied that you have not been through any counties with serious contagion, you are in.
After luggage retrieval, do note that there is no Green Channel. All passengers' luggage is screened, normally electrically. Keep the keys handy incase a manual inspection is called for. You may be asked whether you have any movies or CD's. Answer all questions in straightforward manner.
After Immigrations and Customs proceed to Arrivals. A representative of your host will normally receive you. If no one meets you or if you need a reservation please approach the Maldives Tourism Board Counter.
After reception, a quick speed boat or Seaplane will take you to your adventure in the Maldives.