Maldives: Travel update

There is a heightened risk of demonstrations taking place in Malé following the recent arrest and detention of Vice-President Adeeb. Sporadic political protests are also taking place following the arrest of former President Nasheed earlier this year. Previous demonstrations have led to violence and arrests. You should 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.

Remember to take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

Stuart Beaty

Celsium, Birmingham, UK