Information for Maldivians intending to travel to Russia

11 March 2021

The “Agreement between the Government of Maldives and the Government of the Russian Federation on mutual exemption of visa requirements for nationals of the Republic of Maldives and for nationals of the Russian Federation” entered into force starting from 25 July 2019. The agreement provides 90 days on arrival visa for citizens of the Maldives (not intending to work, study or reside in Russia) traveling to the Russian Federation.

However, as part of stricter border control measures implemented by the Russian Federation due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, Maldivians can now travel to Russian Federation only via a direct flight originating from the Maldives.

Therefore, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs urges Maldivians traveling to Russian Federation to be cautious of these restrictions and to check for the most updated travel guidelines prior to travelling, as these guidelines are subject to change.