There was a large street protest in Malé on 22 February following the arrest of former President Nasheed. Protests and demonstrations are not uncommon, especially in the capital Malé. Previous demonstrations have led to violence and arrests. 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. 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.