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US State Department issues amended travel advisory

Ahmed Aiham
02 May 2019, MVT 23:43
Tourists from a visiting passenger liner, touring capital city Male'. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI / MIHAARU
Ahmed Aiham
02 May 2019, MVT 23:43

The United States' Department of State corrected late Thursday, a false travel advisory publicized earlier on its website.

Prior to the amendment, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid, tweeted the matter to his followers, highlighting that the advisory contains “it contains factual errors and is a real mistake on their part”, as well as that the US Embassy is "working to fix it as quickly as they can".

The United States Ambassador to Maldives Alaina Teplitz swiftly added to the statement, confirming that an older version was indeed "Inadvertently" uploaded to the website.

United States Ambassador to Maldives Alaina Teplitz tweets regarding the incorrect travel advisory. PHOTO: TWITTER

The level two advisory warns to exercise increased caution in Maldives over the possibility of terrorism.

The states further elaborates, “Terrorist groups may conduct attacks with little or no warning - targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets, and local government facilities.elaborate

In addition, the US State Department states that attacks may occur on remote islands, possibly delaying the response time of authorities.

Pre-correction, the department website claimed that the current state of Maldives was one of civil unrest.