Summary

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.