Maldives Minicoy Mahl Dhivehi
Minicoy Maliku RESTRICTIONS ON ENTRY AND RESIDENCE

Under the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands (Laws) Regulations, 1967 of the Government of India, the following people may enter Minicoy:

Minicoy long boat race

  1. Persons who had taken up permanent residence in Minicoy at any time before 1967 and members of the families of such persons.
  2. Member of the Armed Forces of India entering Minicoy on duty.
  3. Persons serving in connection with the administration of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep proceeding to Minicoy on official duty and members of their families.
  4. Officials and non-officials sponsored by any of the Ministries or Departments of the Government of India or the Administrator of Lakshadweep
  5. Indian Tourists permitted by the Administrator of Lakshadweep.
  6. Non-Indian nationals permitted by the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India for visits for such periods as may be specified by the Ministry, or the Administrator of Lakshadweep.
  7. Employees of the Indian federal and state governments, Indian public sector undertakings and bona fide domestic servants and cooks permitted by the Administrator of Lakshadweep.
  8. Maldive nationals permitted by the High Commissioner of India to the Maldives to visit specifically Minicoy for the period not exceeding fifteen days. Such persons may not disembark on any other Lakshadweep island unless permited as per point 6 above.

    The High Commissioner of India in Malé shall intimate the names of the persons whose visits are permitted and the period of their stay to the Administrator of Lakshadweep sufficiently in advance. The Administrator may, on valid grounds, extend the period of stay of Maldive nationals.


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