Travel security alert to Maldives


2015-11-06 01:25
Source: Tourism Crisis Management Office 
 
Given the recent security situation in Maldives, the Consulate of China in Maldives issued a travel security alert to Chinese citizens. Following is the translated version of the full text:
 
“The Government of Maldives has declared on the 4th of November a state of emergency for 30 days, citing a threat to national security. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives declared that the act is to guarantee the security of the country and its citizens. At the moment, the current situation remains stable and normal, without restrictions to travelers."
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and the Consulate of China in Maldives reminds Chinese citizens who intends to travel to that country to strengthen security precautions, contact the hotel to confirm their reservation before departure and, in case there is not such a necessity, avoid traveling to the Capital Male. Meanwhile, Chinese citizens already in that country are reminded to safeguard their personal safety.
 
Consulate of China in Maldives for Consular Protection and Assistance: 00960-7458160;
 
Global Emergency Call Center for Consular Protection and Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China: 0086-10-12308 or 0086-10-59913991.”
 
The Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT) will keep monitoring the latest developments and alerts Macao residents who intend to travel to Maldives to follow closely the situation, critically assess the security risks and cautiously consider their travel plans. Macao residents already in Maldives should strengthen security precautions to protect their personal safety.
 
From information gathered through the Macao travel industry there is currently no Macao tour group in Maldives.
 
Until the present moment, GGCT has received 3 requests for information.
 
If necessary, Macao residents can call:
24-hour Tourism Hotline (853) 2833 3000;
 
The Chinese Embassy and consulates or the Global Emergency Call Center for Consular Protection and Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hour hotline: +86 10 12308 for assistance.
 
 


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