india: General travel Information
India, the world's largest democracy, has a very diverse population, geography, and climate. It is the world's second most populous country, as well as the seventh largest in area. Tourist facilities offer varying degrees of comfort. Amenities are widely available in large cities and tourist areas.
Vaccinations and Medical Information:
The quality of medical care in India varies considerably. Medical care in the major population centers approaches Western standards, but adequate medical care is usually very limited or unavailable in rural areas
If you arrive in India from Pakistan, Israel, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Afghanistan or Somalia, you must present an international certificate of vaccination or prophylactic against polio.
If you are arriving in India from Sub-Saharan Africa or other yellow-fever areas, Indian health regulations require that you present evidence of vaccination against yellow fever. If you do not have such proof, you could be subjected to immediate deportation or a six-day detention in the yellow-fever quarantine center. If you transit through any part of sub-Saharan Africa, even for one day, you are advised to carry proof of yellow fever immunization.
Please consult your doctor at least 8 weeks before travel for any inoculations and medical advice.
A valid tourist visa for India is essential. We can assist you with the application.
Your passport must have 2 blank pages for your visa and must be valid for a minimum of 180 days at the time of your visa application. The guidelines regarding passport validity on arrival in India are unclear. To avoid possible problems at immigration, make sure your passport is valid for a minimum of 180 days at the time of entry into India.
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Please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for up to date travel advice for India.
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