The Government of Maldives wishes to assure the international community that despite the declaration of the State of Emergency on 5 February 2018, no curfew has been imposed and general movement of people, services and businesses will not be affected.

The State of Emergency addresses certain internal aspects of governance and affects mostly the capital island Male’, and not tourist resorts, tourist islands and tourism in general. Life in the Maldives continues as normal with all places of work, businesses, schools, government and social services, travel, including all domestic and international airports, and leisure facilities all remaining fully open and operational.

The Maldives would like to invite its development partners and representatives from international organizations and associations to visit the Maldives to assess the situation in the Maldives and witness the safety and security of Male’, for their own citizens as well as to engage with the Government and key stakeholders in the country.

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