Foreign travel advice

Maldives

Summary

Political protests have been taking place in the Maldives since January 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.

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

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

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.