Traveling to Maldives

9 February 2012

THE Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised against all but essential travel to Malé Island, Maldives. This comes as the capital is experiencing political demonstrations that have led to violent clashes between government and opposition supporters, and later the police and defence forces.

“The situation remains uncertain. If you are in Malé, or choose to travel to Malé, you should exercise caution, avoid demonstrations and beware of spontaneous gatherings,” says the FCO website.

“Advice against all but essential travel to Malé Island does not include Malé International Airport or travel from the airport to any part of the country other than Malé Island. However, you should exercise caution, keep up to date with developments and check with your tour operator or travel company for further information,” concludes the FCO.