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Last verified: Monday, 28. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

Maldives Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Maldives

Local Situation: 4.0 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Maldives. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 4.0 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Maldives

There are currently 10,098 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Maldives. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 34 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Maldives.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Maldives

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Maldives.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Maldives from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet -

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/MV

Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Maldives.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Male

Info: Iaktta särskild försiktighet

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Maldives due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution in Maldives due to terrorism. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 3 Travel Health ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/maldives-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/maldives

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Maldiverne som følge af COVID-19. Den danske ambassade i New Delhi har de seneste oplysninger om lokale restriktioner i Maldiverne. Du bør altid følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger. Du bør løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen i Maldiverne via den danske ambassade i New Delhi, de lokale myndigheder ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/maldiverne/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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There are limited commercial flights in and out of the Maldives. Flight schedules continue to change at short notice. If you’re in Maldives, follow the Maldive tourism and health guidelines and take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19. We advise: Do not travel to the Maldives.  

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/maldives

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Malediven.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/malediven/

Individual rating changes for Maldives

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Maldives. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 28th 2020

The total rating for Maldives changed from 3.8 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Maldives with a rating of 5.0.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Maldives changed from 3.5 to 3.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Maldives to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Maldives changed from 3.3 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Maldives to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Maldives changed from 3.2 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Maldives to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for Maldives changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Maldives to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Maldives changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Maldives with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Maldives changed from 2.6 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Maldives to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Maldives changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Maldives with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Maldives with a rating of 3.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Maldives with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Maldives with a rating of 2.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Maldives with a rating of 3.0.

About Maldives

Maldives with its capital Malé is a country in Asia (Southern Asia), about 1.7 times the size of Washington, DC (300 km²). The country is located Southern Asia, group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, south-southwest of India. The climate can be described as tropical; hot, humid; dry, northeast monsoon (November to March); rainy, southwest monsoon (June to August). The landscape is flat, with white sandy beaches. With a population of about 0.38 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Malé
Population less than one million
Size 300 km²
Size comparable to about 1.7 times the size of Washington, DC
Common languages Dhivehi, English
Currency Rufiyaa (short: MVR)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +960
Internet Top Level Domain .mv
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 MV
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 MDV
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 462

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Maldives is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • coral reef bleaching
  • depletion of freshwater aquifers threatens water supplies

Natural hazzards

  • low elevation of islands makes them sensitive to sea level rise
  • tsunamis

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Maldives. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. boat building
  2. coconut processing
  3. coral
  4. fish processing
  5. handicrafts
  6. rope
  7. sand mining
  8. shipping
  9. tourism
  10. woven mats

Agriculture products

  1. coconuts
  2. corn
  3. fish
  4. sweet potatoes

Maldivian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Maldives.

Export products

  1. fish

Import products

  1. capital goods
  2. clothing
  3. intermediate
  4. petroleum products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Maldives?

Maldives is currently rated at 4,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Maldives.

Is it safe to travel Maldives in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,0) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Maldives. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Maldives?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Maldives.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Maldives?

There are currently 10,098 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Maldives. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 34 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Maldives.

What is the size of Maldives?

Maldives has a size of 300 km² or 116 mi² which is about 1.7 times the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.