Honorary Consulate-General of the Republic of Maldives

in Hong Kong and Macao

29th June 2020

The government of Maldives has just announced that its borders will reopen for tourism commencing from 15th July 2020, and visas on arrival will continue to be issued.

The government has issued guidelines for travellers wishing to visit the Maldives.

Kindly take careful note of and be familiar with the guidelines prior to making any travel plans.

Our Consulate will try to answer any queries you may have.

Please click here Guidelines for Restarting Tourism in the Republic of Maldives


Welcome to the webpage of the Honorary Consulate-General of the Republic of Maldives

in Hong Kong and Macao

Please feel free to browse our pages and links for further information about the Maldives, whether it be for planning a visit, for business opportunities, consular activities, or simply to view some of the spectacular images of this exclusive collection of atolls located in the Indian Ocean.

Bilateral relations between the Maldives and China have seen the relationship between the two countries grow from strength to strength.

In 1984 by the then President of Maldives, His Excellency Mr. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, paid the first of his two official visits to Beijing. This historic occasion led to further high-level exchanges between the two countries.

In May 2010, President of the Maldives, H.E. Mohamed Nasheed, paid his first official visit to China, which coincided with the World Exposition in Shanghai.

In June 2015, current President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom visited China to attend the 3rd China – South Asia Exposition, and the 23rd Kunming Import and Export Commodities Fair. He was accompanied by Hon. Mohamed Hussain Shareef, and Minister of Economic Development, Hon. Mohamed Saeed. Numerous company heads representing the Maldivian business community were also part of the delegation

Over the course of the years, several important agreements were reached resulting in the further strengthening of ties between the two nations.

This Consulate was established in 1993, and since then we have seen the steady rise in interest in activities concerning the Maldives.

With the growing interest, the Maldives Embassy in Beijing was established in 2007 and has been instrumental in fostering and enhancing bilateral ties between the two nations.

Hong Kong is also an important link between the two nations and we been involved in several activities, the most recent of which have been the negotiations leading to the signing of the air services agreement between Hong Kong and the Maldives. This has resulted in the direct scheduled air services between Male and Hong Kong. Never has it been so easy for the residents of Hong Kong to travel to the Maldives without the need of a stopover.

At the Consulate, we remain at your service for any information that you may have on the Maldives.

Our website will be updated to provide you with the latest information and we urge you to check back with us regularly for the latest news.

Please feel to contact us should you require any further information.

                                                                                                           Bob N. Harilela JP

                                                                                                          Honorary Consul-General

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