Travel Advisory – MEA
If you were planning to visit the beautiful island nation of Maldivies on this Chinese New Year Holidays then this news should concern you.
The Maldives government has declared a state of emergency for 15 days amid a political crisis in the island nation.
India expressed concern over the recent political developments in the Maldives and asked its nationals to defer all non-essential travels to the Indian Ocean nation until further notice.
In an advisory, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Indian expatriates (NRIs) in Maldives are also alerted to the need for heightened security awareness, and urged to exercise due caution in public and avoid public gatherings.
“The prevailing political developments in Maldives and the resultant law and order situation is a matter of concern for the government. Indian nationals are, therefore, advised to defer all non-essential travels to Male and other atolls until further notice,” the advisory said.
China also on Monday warned its citizens not to tavel to the Maldives for holidays due to the political turmoil there, in a setback to beleaguered President Abdulla Yameen whose country’s economy relies heavily on Chinese tourists.