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

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.