Due to the current political unrest in the country, Australia has issued a travel alert cautioning tourists visiting Maldives.
Smartraveller, The Australian Government’s travel advisory and consular assistance service website has advised travelers to exercise a high degree of caution in the country’s capital Male’, and to exercise normal safety precautions elsewhere in Maldives, including tourist and resort islands.
The website advised travelers to avoid public gatherings and protests in Male’ due to the potential of them turning violent, and to take extra care when moving around in Male’ after dark.
The Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka had also released a statement regarding the situation, saying that all disagreements should be solved within the legal boundaries for the sake of peace in the country.
They also said that the Australian ambassador would be closely watching the current situation in Maldives.