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Maldives: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL4410, tabled on 9 December 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the freedom of Christian worship by British citizens visiting the Maldives.

Answered on

17 December 2015

The Maldives is an Islamic country. Under its laws public observance of any religion other than Islam is prohibited. We state this in our Travel Advice and advise UK tourists to respect local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times.