Why carry an IDP while driving in Maldives?
Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.
It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Maldives highly recommends an International Driving Permit.
Driving Rules in Maldives
Fall in love with the beaches of Maldives. This is the perfect destination for relaxing and romantic getaway. Wake up in your floating hut and step out next to a beach! Be sure to check these reminders before heading out.
- International driving permits and national driving licenses are invalid in Maldives.
- You need to obtain a local driver’s license in order to legally drive in Maldives and the minimum driving age is 18 years old.
- While driving, a driver and all passengers in the car must wear seat belts.
- Children from 4 to 12 years of age cannot be transported in the front seats unless they have appropriate seat restraints.
- Hands-free is a must. Keep your phones away unless they are hands-free.
- Avoid drinking and driving and avoid driving at night in unknown areas.
- Roads are small and you can only drive in main cities. A small compact car or a bike will be more convenient to use.
- Pay full attention to the traffic signals and maintain a decent speed of driving. Don’t drive rash. .
- Even the pedestrians need to observe the road rules of road crossing & walking on the pavement.
- People driving two wheelers should make it a point to wear protective helmets.
Driving in Maldives during winters:
Maldives experience tropical weather all year long. Avoid traveling during the rainy season from November to April. Keep your emergency kit at all times.
Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel.
How to get your IDP
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