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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

India Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to India

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Local Situation: 2.7 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to India. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.4 / 5

India shares a land border with 6 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including India), the Advisory Index is 2.4 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Pakistan (3.6), Bangladesh (2.7), China (2.3), Myanmar (2.2), Nepal with 2.2 and Bhutan with 1 (of 5).

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 2.7 out of 5.0.

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

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

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

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Indien.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

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

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/india/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

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 en-IN,hi,bn,te,mr,ta,ur,gu,ml,kn,or,pa,as,ks,sd,sa,ur-IN
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 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 of 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 2,7 out of a possible 5.0. We advise caution when travelling to India.

So ... is it safe to travel India?

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

How many advisories do you know for India?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 6 active advisories for India.