Maldives

Country Maldives
Capital Malé
Continent Asia
Currency Maldivian rufiyaa(MVR)
Languages Maldivian (Dhivehi)

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Introduction

The Maldives was long a sultanate, first under Dutch and then under British protection. It became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM dominated the islands' political scene for 30 years, elected to six successive terms by single-party referendums. Following riots in the capital Male in August 2004, the president and his government pledged to embark upon democratic reforms including a more representative political system and expanded political freedoms. Progress was sluggish, however, and many promised reforms were slow to be realized. Nonetheless, political parties were legalized in 2005. In June 2008, a constituent assembly - termed the "Special Majlis" - finalized a new constitution, which was ratified by the president in August. The first-ever presidential elections under a multi-candidate, multi-party system were held in October 2008. GAYOOM was defeated in a runoff poll by Mohamed NASHEED, a political activist who had been jailed several years earlier by the former regime. Challenges facing the new president include strengthening democracy and combating poverty and drug abuse. Maldives officials have been prominent participants in international climate change talks due to the islands' low elevation and the threat from sea-level rise.

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Maldives - Wikipedia
Maldives - CIA World Fact Book
Maldives - BBC
Maldives - Timeline - BBC

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Maldives brings forward reopening date to July - CNNMaldives brings forward reopening date to July  CNN

The Maldives may reopen to tourists soon, with a very big catch - The Points GuyThe Maldives may reopen to tourists soon, with a very big catch  The Points Guy

Maldives records seventh death due to COVID 19 - All India RadioMaldives records seventh death due to COVID 19  All India Radio

The Maldives may reopen for tourism in July with protection guidelines - CGTNThe Maldives may reopen for tourism in July with protection guidelines  CGTN

The Maldives may reopen for tourism as early as next month | Mapped - Daily HiveThe Maldives may reopen for tourism as early as next month | Mapped  Daily Hive

Maldives to reopen on July 1 – but with expensive caveats - Telegraph.co.ukMaldives to reopen on July 1 – but with expensive caveats  Telegraph.co.uk

Webinar tracks the Maldives going forward - TTR WeeklyWebinar tracks the Maldives going forward  TTR Weekly

The Maldives’ New Travel Restrictions Are Going to Make Visiting the Country Even More Expensive - Travel + LeisureThe Maldives’ New Travel Restrictions Are Going to Make Visiting the Country Even More Expensive  Travel + Leisure

Took a principled stand on India, Islamophobia: Maldives - Times of IndiaTook a principled stand on India, Islamophobia: Maldives  Times of India

Maldives’s post-covid future - India TodayMaldives’s post-covid future  India Today

The Maldives Reopening To Tourists With a Mandatory 2-Week Stay - Travel Off PathThe Maldives Reopening To Tourists With a Mandatory 2-Week Stay  Travel Off Path

Maldives may reopen borders by July - TTG AsiaMaldives may reopen borders by July  TTG Asia

Goans in Maldives ask CM for direct flight home - Times of IndiaGoans in Maldives ask CM for direct flight home  Times of India

Coronavirus in the Maldives: The couple trapped on never-ending honeymoon - BBC NewsCoronavirus in the Maldives: The couple trapped on never-ending honeymoon  BBC News

Maldives to reopen borders and 'restart tourism' in July - TTGMaldives to reopen borders and 'restart tourism' in July  TTG

Maldives Considers Shocking Entry Requirements - One Mile at a TimeMaldives Considers Shocking Entry Requirements  One Mile at a Time

Maldives! Where the Indian luxury traveller wants to go next, how, why and what’s changing - Condé Nast Traveller IndiaMaldives! Where the Indian luxury traveller wants to go next, how, why and what’s changing  Condé Nast Traveller India

Coronavirus | Over 700 Indians stranded in Maldives set to sail back home - The HinduCoronavirus | Over 700 Indians stranded in Maldives set to sail back home  The Hindu

Stats: Maldives, Greece, Fiji Are Top Searches for U.S. Travelers - Travel AgentStats: Maldives, Greece, Fiji Are Top Searches for U.S. Travelers  Travel Agent

Inside the luxury hotels of the Maldives, where the rich are riding out the pandemic in paradise - Telegraph.co.ukInside the luxury hotels of the Maldives, where the rich are riding out the pandemic in paradise  Telegraph.co.uk

Ship from Maldives with 588 Indians to arrive in Kochi on May 17 - THE WEEKShip from Maldives with 588 Indians to arrive in Kochi on May 17  THE WEEK

Three dream holidays in the Maldives - The TelegraphThree dream holidays in the Maldives  The Telegraph

Maldives: Backing India at OIC, a new high in bilateral ties - Observer Research FoundationMaldives: Backing India at OIC, a new high in bilateral ties  Observer Research Foundation

INS Kesari Carrying Food Enters Male Port, Maldives Appreciates India's Assistance - NDTVINS Kesari Carrying Food Enters Male Port, Maldives Appreciates India's Assistance  NDTV

‘Factually incorrect’: Maldives shoots down Pakistan’s attempt to target India on Islamophobia at IOC meet - Times Now‘Factually incorrect’: Maldives shoots down Pakistan’s attempt to target India on Islamophobia at IOC meet  Times Now

Maldives, UAE foil Pakistan's bid to form OIC group to target India at UN - Times of IndiaMaldives, UAE foil Pakistan's bid to form OIC group to target India at UN  Times of India

Maldives introduces first set of relaxations in coronavirus restrictions - Outlook IndiaMaldives introduces first set of relaxations in coronavirus restrictions  Outlook India

Watch: INS Kesari reaches Maldives’ Male to discharge 580 tonnes of essential food items - Economic TimesWatch: INS Kesari reaches Maldives’ Male to discharge 580 tonnes of essential food items  Economic Times

Lockdown extended in Maldives as COVID-19 cases cross 1,500 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLockdown extended in Maldives as COVID-19 cases cross 1,500 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

200 Indians stranded in Maldives to be brought to Kochi by ship next week - THE WEEK200 Indians stranded in Maldives to be brought to Kochi by ship next week  THE WEEK

Seaside Finolhu's luxury Maldives redesign underway - World Architecture NewsSeaside Finolhu's luxury Maldives redesign underway  World Architecture News

The Maldives offers holidaymakers the chance to preview 16 private island resorts - Travel Daily News InternationalThe Maldives offers holidaymakers the chance to preview 16 private island resorts  Travel Daily News International

Navy to bring back 1,400 people from Sri Lanka and Maldives - The Indian ExpressNavy to bring back 1,400 people from Sri Lanka and Maldives  The Indian Express

Watch: INS Jalashwa reaches Maldives for second repatriation mission - Economic TimesWatch: INS Jalashwa reaches Maldives for second repatriation mission  Economic Times

COVID-19: Maldives record 56 new positive cases - The EditionCOVID-19: Maldives record 56 new positive cases  The Edition

Maldives Sees Rapid Spike in COVID-19 Patients - The DiplomatMaldives Sees Rapid Spike in COVID-19 Patients  The Diplomat

Maldives to reopen tourism from July – Business Traveller - Business TravellerMaldives to reopen tourism from July – Business Traveller  Business Traveller

Maldives Good News For Superyachts - Scoop.co.nzMaldives Good News For Superyachts  Scoop.co.nz

Final repatriation flight evacuates 78 Thai nationals from Maldives, Sri Lanka - The EditionFinal repatriation flight evacuates 78 Thai nationals from Maldives, Sri Lanka  The Edition

Team behind Addicted to Maldives launches Aussie DMC – Travel Weekly - Travel WeeklyTeam behind Addicted to Maldives launches Aussie DMC – Travel Weekly  Travel Weekly

A new Ritz-Carlton is set to open in the Maldives later this year - The Points GuyA new Ritz-Carlton is set to open in the Maldives later this year  The Points Guy

Goodbye Maldives - The Tribune IndiaGoodbye Maldives  The Tribune India

Superyachts sail to the Maldives - TTR WeeklySuperyachts sail to the Maldives  TTR Weekly

India and China: Is Maldives Balancing or Tilting? - News18India and China: Is Maldives Balancing or Tilting?  News18

Maldives gets first ENOS system - DivernetMaldives gets first ENOS system  Divernet

Operation Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa to bring back 700 Indians home from Colombo today - The New Indian ExpressOperation Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa to bring back 700 Indians home from Colombo today  The New Indian Express

COVID-19: World Wise Foods donates 75000 surgical masks to Maldives - The EditionCOVID-19: World Wise Foods donates 75000 surgical masks to Maldives  The Edition

In Ramzan, India gifts 600 tonnes of essential food items to Maldives - WIONIn Ramzan, India gifts 600 tonnes of essential food items to Maldives  WION

Vakkaru Maldives names new GM - TTR WeeklyVakkaru Maldives names new GM  TTR Weekly

Save Maldives calls for end to all environmentally destructive projects - The EditionSave Maldives calls for end to all environmentally destructive projects  The Edition

Moody's downgrades Maldives from 'B2' to 'B3', outlook negative - The EditionMoody's downgrades Maldives from 'B2' to 'B3', outlook negative  The Edition

COVID-19: 52 Tamils from Maldives quarantined in Coimbatore - The New Indian ExpressCOVID-19: 52 Tamils from Maldives quarantined in Coimbatore  The New Indian Express

Janhvi Kapoor, Khushi & mom Sridevi don similar outfits during their Maldives vacation in a throwback PHOTO - PINKVILLAJanhvi Kapoor, Khushi & mom Sridevi don similar outfits during their Maldives vacation in a throwback PHOTO  PINKVILLA

Masaba Gupta's throwback photo in swimsuit from Maldives vacation breaks the internet - India TV NewsMasaba Gupta's throwback photo in swimsuit from Maldives vacation breaks the internet  India TV News

Maldives' southernmost Addu City damaged by storm - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMaldives' southernmost Addu City damaged by storm - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Maldives dependency on single industry of tourism makes it among most exposed, vulnerable countries in wake of COVID19: Foreign Minister - All India RadioMaldives dependency on single industry of tourism makes it among most exposed, vulnerable countries in wake of COVID19: Foreign Minister  All India Radio

COVID-19: Maldives records 101 new cases, 47 recoveries - The EditionCOVID-19: Maldives records 101 new cases, 47 recoveries  The Edition

Maldives to resume international flight operations in July - Avas.mvMaldives to resume international flight operations in July  Avas.mv

Maldives tightens conditions for leaving locked down capital - The EditionMaldives tightens conditions for leaving locked down capital  The Edition

COVID-19: 3 Sri Lankans repatriated from Maldives test positive - The EditionCOVID-19: 3 Sri Lankans repatriated from Maldives test positive  The Edition

COVID-19: Maldives defers resort lease payments by six months - The EditionCOVID-19: Maldives defers resort lease payments by six months  The Edition

COVID-19: Maldives confirms 58 new cases - The EditionCOVID-19: Maldives confirms 58 new cases  The Edition

COVID-19: Maldives confirms 56 new positive cases - The EditionCOVID-19: Maldives confirms 56 new positive cases  The Edition

COVID-19: Maldives records five new cases - The EditionCOVID-19: Maldives records five new cases  The Edition

Maldive's Parliament holds first sitting under "new normal" of COVID-19 - News 1stMaldive's Parliament holds first sitting under "new normal" of COVID-19  News 1st

Case to investigate damages caused by Gulhifalhu project lodged at Parliament - The EditionCase to investigate damages caused by Gulhifalhu project lodged at Parliament  The Edition

Foreign Ministry aids in delivery of critical medicines to Maldives - The EditionForeign Ministry aids in delivery of critical medicines to Maldives  The Edition

COVID-19: Maldives extends closure of government offices till May 28 - The EditionCOVID-19: Maldives extends closure of government offices till May 28  The Edition

COVID-19: Maldives entering peak caseload, citizens urged to observe strict lockdown measures - The EditionCOVID-19: Maldives entering peak caseload, citizens urged to observe strict lockdown measures  The Edition

Chinese Military Base In The Indian Ocean Near Maldives To Complete 'String Of Pearls' Around India? - EurAsian TimesChinese Military Base In The Indian Ocean Near Maldives To Complete 'String Of Pearls' Around India?  EurAsian Times

'Life is too short': Meet the couples taking a honeymoon even though the wedding has been cancelled - Telegraph.co.uk'Life is too short': Meet the couples taking a honeymoon even though the wedding has been cancelled  Telegraph.co.uk

Maldives records sixth COVID-19 related death - Avas.mvMaldives records sixth COVID-19 related death  Avas.mv

Maldives, China discuss joint COVID-19 response - The EditionMaldives, China discuss joint COVID-19 response  The Edition

COVID-19: Maldives confirms 35 additional cases - The EditionCOVID-19: Maldives confirms 35 additional cases  The Edition

COVID-19: Maldives commences antibody testing - The EditionCOVID-19: Maldives commences antibody testing  The Edition

Analysis of Maldives' Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Sectors 2020: COVID-19 Impact Assessment - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireAnalysis of Maldives' Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Sectors 2020: COVID-19 Impact Assessment - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

Maldives confirms third COVID-19 related death - The EditionMaldives confirms third COVID-19 related death  The Edition

COVID-19: 3 Indians repatriated from Maldives test positive - The EditionCOVID-19: 3 Indians repatriated from Maldives test positive  The Edition

Canada grants MVR1 million to support homeless, vulnerable in Maldives - The EditionCanada grants MVR1 million to support homeless, vulnerable in Maldives  The Edition

Your Stories: How 'amazing' agents got a stranded customer home from the Maldives - Travel Weekly UKYour Stories: How 'amazing' agents got a stranded customer home from the Maldives  Travel Weekly UK

Maldives confirms second COVID-19 related death, 33-year-old Bangladeshi national - The EditionMaldives confirms second COVID-19 related death, 33-year-old Bangladeshi national  The Edition

Maldives records fifth COVID-19 related death - Avas.mvMaldives records fifth COVID-19 related death  Avas.mv

Developmental aid as a diplomatic tool - Observer Research FoundationDevelopmental aid as a diplomatic tool  Observer Research Foundation

COVID-19: Tourism dependency leaves Maldives highly vulnerable to pandemics, says UNDP - The EditionCOVID-19: Tourism dependency leaves Maldives highly vulnerable to pandemics, says UNDP  The Edition

43 Pakistanis repatriated from Maldives - The Edition43 Pakistanis repatriated from Maldives  The Edition

Maldives govt offices to re-open partially until June 11 - Avas.mvMaldives govt offices to re-open partially until June 11  Avas.mv

Velaa Island Resort gifts COVID19 response gear to Maldives - The EditionVelaa Island Resort gifts COVID19 response gear to Maldives  The Edition

Charter flights from UAE to Kerala cannot charge more than special repatriation flights during COVID-19 - Gulf NewsCharter flights from UAE to Kerala cannot charge more than special repatriation flights during COVID-19  Gulf News

131 Thai nationals repatriated from Maldives - The Edition131 Thai nationals repatriated from Maldives  The Edition

5 countries that are opening their borders this summer – Emirates Woman - Emirates Woman5 countries that are opening their borders this summer – Emirates Woman  Emirates Woman

How the cyclone 'Nisarga' was named - Telangana TodayHow the cyclone 'Nisarga' was named  Telangana Today

COVID-19: Maldives records 6 more cases - The EditionCOVID-19: Maldives records 6 more cases  The Edition

Private clinic in Addu to begin COVID19 testing - The EditionPrivate clinic in Addu to begin COVID19 testing  The Edition

COVID-19: Maldives records 2 new recoveries - The EditionCOVID-19: Maldives records 2 new recoveries  The Edition

200 Bangladeshi expats repatriated - Avas.mv200 Bangladeshi expats repatriated  Avas.mv

Trip of a lifetime with no end in sight -- life on small boats stuck at sea - CNNTrip of a lifetime with no end in sight -- life on small boats stuck at sea  CNN

COVID-19: Confirmed cases top 900 in Maldives - The EditionCOVID-19: Confirmed cases top 900 in Maldives  The Edition

Police release 126 of 133 expats arrested in Thilafushi disputes - The EditionPolice release 126 of 133 expats arrested in Thilafushi disputes  The Edition

16000 stranded Indians flown home from UAE during COVID-19 repatriation - Gulf News16000 stranded Indians flown home from UAE during COVID-19 repatriation  Gulf News

Stranded Indians in UAE turn to Bollywood's Sonu Sood for help - Gulf NewsStranded Indians in UAE turn to Bollywood's Sonu Sood for help  Gulf News