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I am a UK citizen travelling from UK to the Maldives, with a stopover of 7 hours in Dubai, then a stopover in Sri Lanka of 9 hrs, will I need any visas?

  • @MichaelHampton says in the question UK citizen – blackbird Nov 25 '15 at 13:19
  • @blackbird57 Ah, it was hidden in the title. – Michael Hampton Nov 25 '15 at 13:20
  • This might be best split into two questions - the answers for Dubai and Sri Lanka could well be different – Gagravarr Nov 25 '15 at 13:27
  • @Gagravarr will I agree with you from a moderation perspective, I think one time/first time askers like the OP are supremely uninterested in finding answers to their question in 2-3 different places – blackbird Nov 25 '15 at 13:50
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Dubai layover

No, you don't need a visa if you have confirmed onward tickets and your stay is less than 24 hours.

Sri Lanka layover

Yes, in your specific case you need a visa. Typically you wouldn't if your layover is less than 8 hours (provided you have confirmed onward tickets of course)

Maldives stay

Yes, you need a visa but you can get one on arrival for 30 days

Emirates airlines has an IATA-Timatic based web app to figure this stuff out enter image description here

  • The asker said he had a 9 hour transit time in sri-lanka. So it seems like he does need to get a transit visa. – Peter Green Nov 25 '15 at 16:09
  • @PeterGreen nice catch ! updated – blackbird Nov 25 '15 at 16:10

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