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  Special Precautions Certificate Required
Yellow Fever Yes 1
Cholera Yes 2
Typhoid and Polio 3 N/A
Malaria 4 N/A
1) Yellow fever vaccination certification is required by visitors coming from infected areas.

2) Following guidelines issued by WHO in 1973, a cholera vaccination certificate is not required when entering the Maldives.

3) Typhoid can occur.

4) Malaria is declining. The risk of becoming infected is very low.

Food & drink

The water available in the resort areas is clean and drinkable. In other areas, water from unclear source used for brushing teeth, drinking or making ice must be boiled or alternatively sterilized. Food in hotels and resorts is normally riskless; however, travellers should be cautious elsewhere.

Other risks

Hepatitis A, B, and E may occur. Tuberculosis and diphtheria vaccines are occasionally recommended. Dengue fever exists. Rabies may be existent although there have not been any reported cases in animals or humans since 1996. For those who are at high risk, vaccination before arrival is recommended. If you are bitten, get medical attention immediately. For additional information, consult the Health appendix.

Health care

2 hospitals are available on Male, the Indhira Gandhi Memorial hospital and the ADK private hospital. First-aid facilities are set up on all resort islands. A decompression chamber is accessible from most resorts to treat diving emergencies. Health insurance is recommended.
Useful travel links
Ministry Of Health official web site of ministry of health-Maldives
No jet lag all about jet lag. What is it and who gets it
WHO the official site of the World Health Organization