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Maldives Health

Visitors to the Maldives should take precautions against mosquito bites as cases of dengue fever and Chikungunya virus have been reported. Precautions should be taken to avoid sunburn and dehydration.

General Protection

Visitors have to take care of themselves due to pollution. Maldives is polluted by all the types of pollution such as water pollution, air pollution etc. The capital island and some of the congested islands have sewage systems.  However, these systems discharge raw sewage into the lagoon or surrounding sea, causing environmental and health risks.

Medical facilities

Medical care is limited. The main facility is the government-owned Indira Ghandi Memorial Hospital, which provides a broad range of modern medical services, including a 24-hour casualty department (Telephone Numbers +960 3335335 or +960 3316647)

Insect and tick protection

Visitors to the Maldives should take precautions against mosquito bites as cases of dengue fever and Chikungunya virus have been reported. Precautions should be taken to avoid sunburn and dehydration.

Visitors to the Maldives should take precautions against mosquito bites as cases of dengue fever and Chikungunya virus have been reported. Precautions should be taken to avoid sunburn and dehydration.

What to wear

We recommend you bring light cotton clothing to wear during your stay in the Maldives. Since it is generally hot and humid, shorts and t-shirts are the best types to bring.Wear long sleeves, long pants, hats and shoes (rather than sandals). Apply insect repellents containing 25-50% DEET (N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) or 20% picaridin (Bayrepel) to exposed skin (but not to the eyes, mouth, or open wounds). DEET may also be applied to clothing.

Food and water

Food and water are safe to drink and eat on all resorts. Food is generally safe to eat on Male’ and other inhabited islands although you may want to drink bottled water or canned/bottled beverages without ice.

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