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Last verified: Tuesday, 12. November 2019 at 07:23 AM

India Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to India

Local Situation: 2.6 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to India. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.5 / 5

India shares a land border with 6 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including India), the Advisory Index is 2.5 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Pakistan (3.7), Bangladesh (2.7), Nepal (2.7), China (2.4), Myanmar with 2.4 and Bhutan with 1.3 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for India

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for India.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination India from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.6 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in India due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The state of Jammu and Kashmir (except the eastern Ladakh region and its capital, Leh) due to terrorism and civil unrest. Within 10 km of the India-Pakistan border due to the potential for armed conflict. Indian ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/india-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/india

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Do not travel to Jammu and Kashmir (with the exception of the Ladakh region via Manali, or by air to Leh) due to the threat of terrorist activity and ongoing violence which remains high. Do not travel to the immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at the international border crossing between Atari, India and Wagah, Pakistan. Landmines pose ...

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/india

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Indien.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/indien/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Risken för terrorism är hög i hela landet. Undvik folksamlingar och var uppmärksam när du rör dig i stora städer.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/IN

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Når du rejser til Indien, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed. De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under besøg i Indien. Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til delstaterne Manipur og Tripura. Der er risiko for røveri, kidnapning, terror og voldelige uroligheder. Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have helt særlige ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/indien/

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of India.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Delstaterne Manipur og Tripura.

Info: Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have særlige grunde til at besøge området/landet. Vigtige forretningsrejser og presserende familiebegivenheder kan få rejsende til at vurdere, at et besøg er nødvendigt.

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of India.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Områderne Jammu og Kashmir (undtagen Ladakh-distriktet) og grænseområderne til Pakistan (undtagen Wagah-grænseovergangen og byerne Amritsar og Jaisalmer). Undtagelserne er i gul kategori.

Info: Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Individual rating changes for India

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of India. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for India changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for India with a rating of 2.0.

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for India with a rating of 3.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for India with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for India with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for India with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for India with a rating of 3.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for India with a rating of 3.0.

About India

India with its capital New Delhi is a country in Asia (Southern Asia), slightly more than one-third the size of the US (3,287,590 km²). The country is located Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan. The climate can be described as varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north. The landscape is upland plain (Deccan Plateau) in south, flat to rolling plain along the Ganges, deserts in west, Himalayas in north. With a population of about 1148 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital New Delhi
Population about 1148 million
Size 3.287.590 km²
Size comparable to slightly more than one-third the size of the US
Common languages Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Panjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu
Currency Rupee (short: INR)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +91
Internet Top Level Domain .in
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 IN
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 IND
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 356

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems India is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution from industrial effluents and vehicle emissions
  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • huge and growing population is overstraining natural resources
  • overgrazing
  • soil erosion
  • tap water is not potable throughout the country
  • water pollution from raw sewage and runoff of agricultural pesticides

Natural hazzards

  • Barren Island (354 m) in the Andaman Sea has been active in recent years
  • droughts
  • earthquakes
  • flash floods, as well as widespread and destructive flooding from monsoonal rains
  • severe thunderstorms

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of India. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. cement
  2. chemicals
  3. food processing
  4. machinery
  5. mining
  6. petroleum
  7. pharmaceuticals
  8. software
  9. steel
  10. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. cotton
  2. dairy products
  3. fish
  4. goats
  5. jute
  6. lentils
  7. oilseed
  8. onions
  9. potatoes
  10. poultry

Indian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from India.

Export products

  1. apparel
  2. cereals
  3. chemicals
  4. iron
  5. machinery
  6. petroleum products
  7. pharmaceutical products
  8. precious stones
  9. steel
  10. vehicles

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. crude oil
  3. fertilizer
  4. iron
  5. machinery
  6. plastics
  7. precious stones
  8. steel

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for India?

India is currently rated at 2,6 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to India.

Is it safe to travel India in 2019?

Visiting the country India is usually fine. The score is at 2,6 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for India?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for India.

What is the size of India?

India has a size of 3,287,590 km² or 1,269,345 mi² which is slightly more than one-third the size of the US.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.