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Reviewed: 15 October 2013, 14:26 NZTE
Still current at: 07 December 2013
There is some risk to your security on Malé Island due to the potential for civil unrest and we advise caution.
Demonstrations, protests and political rallies occur from time to time in the Maldives, mainly on the capital island of Malé, but sometimes also on non-resort islands. This activity is often undertaken in response to domestic political developments. In the past some demonstrations have resulted in violence between police, military and demonstrators.
New Zealanders in the Maldives are advised to exercise caution and avoid any demonstrations, protests and political rallies as they have the potential to turn violent. We recommend monitoring local news media to stay informed of developments and adhering to any restrictions and instructions issued by the local authorities.
General travel advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in the Maldives should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place that includes provision for medical evacuation by air.
New Zealanders in the Maldives are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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