While the Maldives is a popular Passover destination for many Israeli travelers, the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Jerusalem is warning against visiting the island country due to the recent political crisis. However, the ministry stressed that it is not illegal for Israelis to visit the Indian Ocean island nation.
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The Foreign Affairs Ministry in Jerusalem is warning Israeli citizens against traveling to the Maldives during Passover due to the political crisis in the island country. On Thursday, the ministry released a statement in which it urged Israelis who are already in the Maldives to consider leaving the Indian Ocean island nation.
In the statement, the ministry warned that demonstrations against the government and clashes with the security forces in the country are being reported. “Those currently in the country should consider the remainder of their stay there,” the ministry added. “For those who choose to remain, we are asking that they monitor the local and global media reports, take extra precautions and avoid crowded gatherings and protests.”
The ministry stated that it will be difficult to assist an Israeli who finds himself in trouble in the Maldives because Israel does not have any diplomatic relations with island country. However, the ministry stressed that it is not forbidden by Israeli law to visit the Maldives.