Official Travel Advice for Maldives
Summary - revised information on political protests; Natural disasters section - addition of information on flooding; Health section - revised guidance on sources of health information before travel
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.
Political protests in the capital Malé have subsided since the presidential election in September 2018 and the inauguration of a new president in November 2018. There could still be further political protests in the capital Malé and a number of other towns in the run up to parliamentary elections in April 2019. You should continue to exercise caution and avoid any protests or rallies. Outlying islands, resorts or Malé International Airport are not usually affected by protests or rallies.
UK health authorities have classified Maldives as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website
Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in the Maldives. See Terrorism
Most visits to Maldives are trouble free. The most common problems faced by visiting British nationals are lost and stolen passports, and swimming and diving related accidents. See Safety and security
Take care of your valuables and other personal possessions, and be aware of the risk of street crime. See Crime
Consular support may be limited as there are no dedicated consular staff in Maldives. However, appropriate assistance is available through the Honorary Consul or through the British High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:Maldives
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Visitors/Tourists: 931,000 in 2011