US on Wednesday updated its travel advisory to the Maldives, urging its citizens to exercise increased caution when visiting the luxury island destination over a possible terror threat.
The level two advisory warned that terrorist groups may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities.
"Attacks may occur on remote islands which could lengthen the response time of authorities," the advisory read.
The updated travel advisory comes at a time when Maldives had recorded an uptick in US tourists to the archipelago.
US holidaymakers has been on a steady rise in 2017 with as many as 34,411 tourists visiting various hospitality venues of the tropical island destination. This is a 20.1 percent increase compared to last year's 28,651 of US tourists.