Information for Travelers
The United States Government has no higher responsibility than to serve and protect its citizens, including those who reside or are temporarily abroad. The American Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka is committed to providing superior service to American citizens visiting or residing in the Maldives or Sri Lanka. This website and the corresponding links on the left provides information on the services we provide. For hours of operation and to contact the U.S. Embassy in Colombo, please go to American Citizen Services.
We strongly encourage you to read the U.S. State Department's Country Specific Information for the the Maldives to learn about entry requirements, safety concerns, and country characteristics. The web page may also be accessed via the link on the right-hand side of this page.
The Department of State has initiated an Internet-Based Registration System. It is a free service provided by U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. Registration allows you to record information about your upcoming trip abroad that the Department of State can use to assist you in case of an emergency. You can also access the registration system via the link on the right-hand side of this page.