Summary

Protests and demonstrations are not uncommon, especially in the capital Malé. You should take care, seek up to date information, and keep away from any demonstrations. Previous demonstrations have led to violence and arrests.

There is no British Embassy or Consulate in Maldives. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British High Commission in Sri Lanka. An honorary consul in the capital, Malé, can liaise with the British High Commission in Sri Lanka in emergencies.

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.

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