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 demonstrations.

Americans in Maldives are encouraged to review their personal security plans; remain aware of their surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates.  Maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, and follow instructions of local authorities.

Assistance: U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka: +94 11 249-8500; after-hours emergency:  077-725-6307;;  State Department Consular Affairs: 888-407-4747 or 201-501-4444.

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