Blog Category Travel Alerts February 7, 2018 By

Maldives State of Emergency

Please see below the latest update from our underwriters TIF in regards to the State of Emergency in the Maldives.

As you may be aware there has been a State of emergency declared in the Maldives due to a political crisis where security forces have been deployed in the capital, Male.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office are advising that there are no reports that outlying islands, or Male International Airport are affected by the situation, however, tifgroup would like to take this opportunity to clarify our stance as follows:

Cancellation
Travel insurance policies will not cover any travel when it is against the advice or recommendation of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office applicable at the time of your departure. The current FCO advice can be found by selecting your chosen destination in the list of countries found at the following link:
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/maldives

For residents of EIRE please follow the advice of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as follows:
https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/maldives/

Please also refer to your tour operator / airline in regards to how the situation has affected your return journey home.

If you need to come home early
Please contact your tour operator in the first instance if you need to come home early due to political unrest. For further advice we would recommend contacting the British Embassy. Please follow this link to find out where the embassy is located in the country you are in
https://www.gov.uk/world/embassies

We also recommend viewing the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the links provided above for further information that may be suitable to the situation.

In the event that you have specific questions not answered by this directive, please feel free to email the claims team on directivesqueries@tif-plc.co.uk and we will endeavour to offer an answer.

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