Street protests have been taking place in the capital Malé most evenings since the arrest of former President Nasheed on 22 February 2015. A large protest on 1 May turned violent with a number of arrests.

Protests and demonstrations are common, especially in the capital Malé. Previous demonstrations have led to violence and arrests. Maldivian authorities are instructing foreigners and expatriates to avoid rallies and demonstrations. Take care, remain vigilant, take appropriate security precautions and avoid large gatherings, protests and rallies.

There is no British Embassy or Consulate in Maldives. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British High Commission in Sri Lanka.

There is a general threat from terrorism. 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.

Petty crime occurs. Take care of your valuables and other personal possessions. See Crime

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.