Message for U.S. Citizens: Adult Passport Renewal Services in Male’

Accepting U.S. Adult Passport Renewal Applications in Male’  If you are an adult American citizen living in Maldives and you would like to renew your U.S. passport with a consular team visiting from the U.S. Embassy in Colombo, please e-mail  MaldivesACS@state.gov  to make an appointment.  If you qualify for adult passport renewal, the consular team can accept …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Mission Maldives (October 13, 2023)

Location: Malé, Maldives Event: A public gathering/motorcycle rally to show support for Palestine is planned in Malé on Friday, October 13 at 4PM.  This gathering is expected to draw approximately 3000 people and may cause traffic congestions in the Malé area.  Additional, smaller rallies may occur throughout Maldives. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Offering Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) at the U.S. Embassy in Colombo in October 2023

October Offering of the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) in Colombo Are you interested in a career with the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer but not sure how to start? Click here for more information on the  Eight Steps to Becoming a Foreign Service Officer .  After choosing a career track, Steps #2 and #3 are to register and take the Foreign Service …

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Job Vacancy – Protocol Assistant (Based in Maldives)

Open to all interested candidates (Female/Male) The U.S. Mission to Maldives is seeking eligible and qualified candidates for the position of Protocol Assistant to be based in Maldives. For candidates who have a university degree in business, international relations, English, or education from a recognized institution and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Federal Voter Assistance Program (FVAP)

FVAP will be hosting Virtual Voting Assistance Hours every week until November 4, 2022.  FVAP’s Voting Assistance Ambassadors will be hosting the Zoom meetings and provide the opportunity for voters to have one-on-one virtual discussions with voters in the Ambassadors’ time zones.  However, any overseas absentee American voter is welcome to join in order to …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (August 4, 2022)

Location:  Worldwide Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Multiple Countries .  The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of  monkeypox  is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern ( click here  to view the WHO’s determination). Actions to Take:​ Travelers should AVOID : o   Close contact with sick people, including those …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution (August 3, 2022)

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers to attack …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Date: 06 December 2021 Location: SRI LANKA and MALDIVES, countrywide   Event:  On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers over age two coming to the United States.  Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual coming to the United States must show to the airline a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Date: December 3, 2021 Location:  Sri Lanka and Maldives   Event:  On November 26, the White House announced a travel restriction for certain travelers physically present within the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Eswatini, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Malawi, the Republic of Mozambique, the Republic of Namibia, the Republic of South Africa, and …

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Apply for the 2024-25 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program through July 31,2023

U.S. Mission Maldives is pleased to announce that the United States government will offer up to three fully funded fellowships in the United States through the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program in Maldives.  The selected candidate would begin their program in a U.S. institute in Fall 2024. The Program is offered to Maldivian nationals with …

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Health Alert for Maldives – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

July 31, 2020 Location:  Maldives Event:  COVID-19 in Maldives.  New information is listed in Recent Updates. Recent Updates:  – Maldives  Ministry of Health  has reported 3,719 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Additional Information: Maldives opened certain resort islands for tourism on July 15, 2020.  Please visit their immigration website for future updates and instructions for entry:  https://immigration.gov.mv .   Sri Lankan Airlines is intermittently scheduling commercial flights from Male to Colombo.  Interested travelers should contact the …

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Health Alert for Maldives – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

July 23, 2020 Location:  Maldives    Event:  COVID-19 in Maldives.  New information is listed in Recent Updates. Recent Updates:  Maldives  Ministry of Health  has reported 3,103 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Maldives opened for tourism to some resort islands on July 15, 2020.  Please visit their immigration website for future updates and instructions for entry:  https://immigration.gov.mv .   Sri Lankan Airlines is intermittently scheduling commercial flights from Male to Colombo.  Interested travelers should contact the airlines …

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Health Alert for Maldives – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location:  Maldives    Event:  COVID-19 in Maldives.  Updates are being sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  New information is listed in Recent Updates. Recent Updates:  – Maldives  Ministry of Health  has reported 2,501 confirmed cases of COVID-19. – Sri Lankan Airlines is intermittently scheduling commercial flights from Male to Colombo approximately every two weeks.  Interested travelers should contact the airlines directly at  mle.sales@srilankan.com  or +960 791 6779 …

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Health Alert for Maldives – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

June 26, 2020 Location:  Maldives    Event:  COVID-19 in Maldives.  Updates are being sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  New information is listed in Recent Updates. Recent Updates:   – Sri Lankan Airlines is intermittently scheduling commercial flights from Male to Colombo approximately every two weeks.  The next scheduled flight is July 2, 2020. Interested travelers should contact the airlines directly at  mle.sales@srilankan.com  or +960 …

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Health Alert for Maldives – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

June 17, 2020 Location:  Maldives Event:  COVID-19 in Maldives.  Updates are being sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  New information is listed in Recent Updates. Recent Updates: Maldives has reported 2,094 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of June 17, 2020. Sri Lankan Airlines has scheduled a commercial flight from Male to Colombo to Heathrow with connections onward …

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Health Alert for Maldives – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

June 3, 2020 Location:  Maldives    Event:  COVID-19 in Maldives.  Updates are being sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  New information is listed in Recent Updates. Recent Updates:  Maldives has reported 1,829 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of June 1, 2020.  Sri Lankan Airlines has scheduled a commercial flight from Male to Colombo to Heathrow with connections onward to the United States on June 11, 2020. …

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Health Alert for Maldives – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

May 22, 2020 Location:  Maldives Event:  COVID-19 in Maldives.  Updates are being sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  New information is listed in Recent Updates. Recent Updates: Maldives has reported 1,216 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of May 21, 2020. Sri Lankan Airlines has scheduled a commercial flight from Male to Colombo to Heathrow with connections onward to the United States …

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Health Alert for Maldives – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Date: may 15, 2020 Location:  Maldives Event:  COVID-19 in Maldives.  Updates are being sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  New information is listed in Recent Updates.  Recent Updates:   Maldives has reported 982 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of May 15, 2020. Maldives remains in a State of Public Health Emergency due to COVID.  Malé is currently under curfew, due to newly confirmed cases …

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Health Alert for Maldives – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (May 6, 2020)

Health Alert for Maldives – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (May 6, 2020) Location:  Maldives   Event:  COVID-19 in Maldives.  Updates are being sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  New information is listed in Recent Updates. Recent Updates: For travelers wishing to depart Maldives, Sri Lankan Airlines has a scheduled flight on May 13, 2020 from Male …

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Health Alert for Maldives – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (April 22, 2020) 

Location:  Maldives    Event:  COVID-19 in Maldives.  Updates are being sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  New information is listed in Recent Updates. Recent Updates:  For travelers wishing to depart Maldives,  Neos Airlines has scheduled a commercial flight departing April 24, 2020 to Milan, Italy with connections to the United States.  Passengers should contact the airlines directly at  neosair.it .  This …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (April 10, 2020)

Location:  Maldives Event:  COVID-19 in Maldives.  Updates are being sent daily for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  New information is listed in Recent Updates. Recent Updates: For travelers wishing to depart Maldives, Edelweiss Airlines has scheduled a commercial flight departing April 19, 2020 and Qatar Airlines has scheduled a commercial flight departing April 21, 2020. These are the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka – for Maldives (April 1, 2020)  

Location:  Maldives Event:  COVID-19 in Maldives.  Updates are being sent daily for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  New information is listed in Recent Updates. Recent Updates: Qatar Airlines scheduled its last routine departure from Maldives on April 1, 2020.  This is the last known passenger flight scheduled to depart from Maldives at this time. The embassy strongly advises those who wish to …

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Travel Advisory update – Maldives (February 6, 2018)

Exercise increased caution in Maldives due to terrorism and civil unrest. Terrorist groups may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities.  Attacks may occur on remote islands which could lengthen the response time of authorities.  A country-wide state of emergency is in effect.  Security …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (February 5, 2018)

Location: Central Male, Maldives Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place from February 6 through February 15, 2018 as the president of the Maldives has declared a state of emergency until February 15.  Groups are expected to protest in central Male in response to emerging political developments. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in …

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Security Alert for Maldives- U. S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (February 3, 2018).

There is an increased chance of protests in central Male in response to emerging political developments.  Further demonstrations are possible over the weekend. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or …

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