Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

  • Reviewed: 6 March 2017, 14:53 NZDT
  • Still current at: 25 November 2017

Some Risk

There is some risk to your security on Malé Island due to the potential for civil unrest and we advise caution. 

There are no significant security issues elsewhere in the Maldives but normal safety and security measures should be taken to ensure personal safety. 

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Civil unrest
Demonstrations and protests have occurred on Malé Island, including rallies of a political nature.  Further demonstrations are likely.  In the past some demonstrations have resulted in violence between police, military and demonstrators. 

New Zealanders travelling to Malé Island are advised to exercise caution, particularly at night, and avoid any demonstrations, protests and political rallies.  We recommend monitoring local media to stay informed of developments and adhering to any restrictions or instructions issued by the local authorities. 

Terrorism
There is an underlying threat of terrorism in the Maldives.  New Zealanders in the Maldives are advised to be security-conscious in public places. 

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. 

Travel tips


The New Zealand High Commission Singapore, Singapore is accredited to Maldives

Street Address 1 George Street, Level 21-04, Singapore 049145 Telephone +65 6235 9966 Emergency Telephone +65 9631 4842 Fax +65 6536 8180 Email enquiries@nz-high-com.org.sg Web Site http://www.mfat.govt.nz/singapore Hours Reception/Consular hours Mon - Fri 0900 - 1300hrs. Office hours Mon - Fri 0830-1700

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Accredited New Zealand High Commission Singapore

Street Address
1 George Street, Level 21-04, Singapore 049145

Telephone: +65 6235 9966

Emergency Telephone: +65 9631 4842

Fax: +65 6536 8180

Email: enquiries@nz-high-com.org.sg

Website: http://www.mfat.govt.nz/singapore

Hours: Reception/Consular hours Mon - Fri 0900 - 1300hrs. Office hours Mon - Fri 0830-1700

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