Maldives Bans Israeli Passport Holders Amid Israel-Hamas Conflict

Maldives Bans Israeli Passport Holders Amid Israel-Hamas Conflict

The Maldives bans Israeli passport holders amidst the Israel-Hamas conflict. President Muizzu condemns Israeli actions in Gaza, supporting Palestine with new initiatives.

In a significant geopolitical move, the Maldives announced plans to ban Israeli passport holders from entering the Indian Ocean island nation, a destination renowned for luxury travel.

This decision comes in response to the ongoing and escalating Israel-Hamas War.

Maldives Responds to Israel-Hamas Conflict

President Mohamed Muizzu of the Maldives, a predominantly Muslim country, has taken a strong stance against Israel’s recent military actions in Gaza.

He condemned Israel’s airstrike on Rafah in southern Gaza, which tragically resulted in the deaths of at least 45 Palestinians.

Travel Advisory from the Israeli Foreign Ministry

Reacting to the Maldives’ decision, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a travel advisory on Facebook.

They advised Israeli citizens to avoid traveling to the Maldives and urged any Israelis currently in the country to leave immediately.

The advisory emphasized:

“If they fall into distress for any reason, it will be difficult for us to help.”

Humanitarian Efforts and Solidarity with Palestine

In addition to the travel ban, President Muizzu announced several initiatives to support the Palestinian cause.

These include creating a special envoy to assess Palestinian needs, launching a fundraising campaign to assist Palestinians, and organizing a nationwide rally under the slogan “Maldivians in Solidarity with Palestine.”

In a heartfelt post on X (formerly known as Twitter), Muizzu expressed,

“Together with the Government and people of Maldives, I call for an immediate ceasefire, an end to violence, and unhindered humanitarian access.”


The Maldives’ decision to ban Israeli passport holders highlights the growing international response to the Israel-Hamas conflict.

As tensions continue to rise, countries worldwide are taking positions and implementing measures that reflect their positions on the issue.

The Maldives stand firmly in solidarity with Palestine, emphasizing humanitarian efforts and peace.

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