Visitors to the Maldives should take precautions against
mosquito bites as cases of dengue fever and Chikungunya virus have
been reported. Precautions should be taken to avoid sunburn and
dehydration. There is a good private hospital on Malé and first aid
facilities are available on all the resort islands. In the event of
diving emergencies, a decompression chamber is available. Food and
water in the resort hotels is generally risk-free. Medical
insurance is advised.