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Travel advise: payments in the Maldives
Jet off well-informed to the Maldives. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in the Maldives.
In the Maldivian capital city Malé, card payments are widely accepted, especially in the international hotels and shopping malls. However on the local islands many vendors will not be able to accept payments by card.
If you are going to pay by card in the Maldives: Be aware of steep currency conversion fees and bank fees for card payments: Your bank's MVR to GBP exchange rate may be quite bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in the Maldives, it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Yes, especially if you plan to visit the islands and atolls of the Maldives. The economy on the islands and atolls is mainly cash-based, with the exception of the resort hotels where card payments are generally accepted.
We recommend taking Maldivian Rufiyaa banknotes with you on your trip to the Maldives. There is no restriction on the amount of MVR cash you can take with you into the Maldives.
In the Maldives, prices can be quite different in Malé than the prices on the islands and atolls. A coffee in a local coffee shop in Malé will cost around Mvr 15. A coffee in a resort restaurant on the islands costs around Mvr 40.
A three-course meal in a restaurant in the Maldives will cost between 400 and 800 Maldivian Rufiyaa.
In most resorts in the Maldives, a 10% service charge will be added to your bill. If you want to leave a bit extra cash for your waiter this is done by rounding the bill up.
Banknotes in the Maldives
A new set of Maldivian Rufiyaa banknotes was issued in 2017. All MVR bills are made of polymer plastic. The denominations in circulation are 5 MVR, 10 MVR, 20 MVR, 50 MVR, 100 MVR, 500 MVR and 1000 MVR.
Coins in the Maldives
Maldivian coins range from 1 laari (0.01 MVR) to 2 rufiyaa.
the Maldives' currency import and export regulations
There are no currency restrictions in the Maldives. You are not required to declare cash, regardless of the amount.
Ordering Maldivian Rufiyaa online
Order Maldivian Rufiyaa online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Maldivian Rufiyaa online.
Selling back Maldivian Rufiyaa
If you have Maldivian Rufiyaa to sell, follow this link to exchange Maldivian Rufiyaa to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'MVR Maldivian Rufiyaa'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Maldivian Rufiyaa.