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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COVID-19 Information

Information regarding COVID-19 and Maldives March 30, 2020 Recent Updates: If American Citizens are determined to have COVID-19, they may be placed in quarantine in local hospitals or on islands where they are staying.  The Embassy is limited in its ability to visit individuals and may not be able to secure the release of citizens …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory: Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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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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