Flights: Never pack this popular product in luggage if going to Maldives – it's illegal

1 min


96
14 shares, 96 points
Flights: Never pack this popular product in luggage if going to Maldives - it's illegal 1

Flights to any destination involve travellers packing their bags and heading to the airport. However, not all destinations are equal when it comes to what you can and can’t bring into the country. It’s important to know about any local laws that might render certain items illegal and follow travel advice. 

Rich Quelch, Global Head of Marketing, Lifestyle Packaging explained the rules to Express.co.uk.

“While you can drink alcohol in resorts, if you’re jetting off to the Maldives for a relaxing break, don’t be tempted by the offers in duty-free,” Quelch said.

“Customs officials will confiscate any bottles when you land as it’s illegal to import alcoholic drinks.”

Quelch added: “In many countries with large Muslim populations, like UAE, Saudi Arabia and even The Maldives, alcohol is sold under strict regulations or even banned.

DON’T MISS

“If there are exceptions for non-residents, they’re likely to only apply in permitted restaurants, hotels and nightclubs.”

It’s also forbidden to take any alcohol away from resorts, too.

Alcohol isn’t the only thing travellers are banned from bringing in.

The following are banned in the Maldives: explosives, weapons, firearms, ammunition, pornographic material, materials deemed contrary to Islam including ‘idols for worship’ and bibles, pork and pork products, and alcohol.

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) details the local laws and customs to be aware of.

“Local laws reflect the fact that the Maldives is an Islamic country. Violations of local laws may lead to a prison sentence.

“Public observance of any religion other than Islam is prohibited.

“You should respect local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times and be aware of your actions to ensure that they don’t offend, especially during the holy month.” of Ramadan or if you intend to visit religious area.”

The Maldives also has a very strict stance on drugs. “Maldives has very strong anti-drugs laws,” explains the FCO.


Like it? Share with your friends!

96
14 shares, 96 points

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
8
hate
confused confused
20
confused
fail fail
14
fail
fun fun
12
fun
geeky geeky
10
geeky
love love
4
love
lol lol
6
lol
omg omg
20
omg
win win
14
win

Read exclusive latest news on entertainment, music, gaming and more topics with unprecedented coverage from around the UK and US.

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.