The Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly advises on Tuesday, while traveling in Male, the capital of Maldives. The archipelago is currently experiencing a political crisis.Violent demonstrations take place in the capital, involving the police and army, the ministry said on its website.
Michel Malherbe, his spokesman, said that if the rest of the country is calm, stay in the Maldives is generally not recommended.
Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, resigned Tuesday. He was immediatelyreplaced by his Vice President Mohamed Waheed. A number of police officers have taken on Tuesday, the control of state television to call for the departure of MohamedNasheed.
The army said it's not a coup but a resignation. Part of the opposition asked the army to arrest President resigned, accusing them of corruption.
Belgian tour operators have, for now, but planned no special report to follow with attentionthe developments.
Thomas Cook offers a limited Maldives and any passage through the capital is expectedanyway. Jetair, meanwhile, currently has only 32 Belgian customers in the archipelago.
Travelers are advised to keep abreast of development on the website of the Foreign Ministry. No official Belgian exists in the Maldives. The embassy based in the Indian capital New Delhi is responsible for the archipelago.