On 10 November 2015, the President of Maldives lifted the state of emergency declared on 4 November.

Political protests have been taking place since the arrest of former President Nasheed earlier in 2015. Demonstrations have mainly taken place in Malé and some have led to violence and arrests. You should take appropriate security precautions, comply with local security requirements and avoid large gatherings, protests and rallies.

There’s 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.