The Maldives is a nation of islands in the Indian Ocean, that spans across the equator. The country is comprised of 1192 islands. Maldives officially the Republic of Maldives, is a small archipelagic state in South Asia, situated in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. Maldives offers variety of sightseeing and leisure activities. The archipelago of the Maldives is the main source of attraction to many tourists visiting the island country.
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The currency in Maldives is the Maldivian Rufiyaa and is non-convertible, so it cannot be purchased in advance. The currency is available in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 Rufiyaa notes. Coins come in denominations of two and one rufiyaa as well as 50, 25 and 10 larees. Taxes. Many Maldives resorts and tour providers also accept US dollars. Each resort in the Maldives accepts major credit cards including MasterCard, Visa and Amex.
The supply of goods and services in Maldives is subject to a tax (GST) at the rate of 6% on the value of goods and services. The supply of tourism goods and services is subject to 12% tax on the value of goods and services.
Green Tax is levied on tourists who stay in tourist resorts, tourist hotels, and tourist vessels. It is levied at a flat rate of 6 United States dollars (USD) per day of stay. Maldivians and resident permit holders are not required to pay Green Tax even if they stay in resorts, hotels, and vessels.