Maldives Immigration has said that business visas will be required to observe, monitor or cover September’s Presidential elections.

In a notice issued on 29th August, Immigration has said that visas will be issued to only those who hold authorization from the Elections Commission. According to the notification observing, monitoring or covering the election on a tourist visa will be deemed as a punishable offence under Maldivian laws.

The last date for EC authorization and business visas will be September 15. Applications are currently open. The applicants will be required to provide all paperwork related to their traveling, business visa and documents for authorization.