The Government of Maldives has invited foreign partners to come to the Maldives and assess the situation in the island Nation.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives, in a statement released on Wednesday, assured the international community that despite the declaration of the State of Emergency on Feb 5, no curfew had been imposed and general movement of people, services and businesses would not be affected.
The statement highlighted that 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. And therefore, there should not be any difficulties or obstacles for any individual travelling to the Maldives for whichever purpose they may choose.
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.
President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom announced a state of Emergency in the Maldives under Article 253 of the Constitution of the Republic of Maldives, for the next 15 days earlier today due to the current situation of Maldives. As per the Presidential Decree, the state of emergency was enforced in order to protect the peace and welfare of all citizens and the country, following the events that unfolded in relation to the Supreme Court Order No. 2018/SC-SJ/01, issued on 1 February 2018.