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Last verified: Wednesday, 16. June 2021 at 08:28 AM

India Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon It is not safe to travel India

Local Situation: 4.6 / 5

It is not safe to travel India. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 4.1 / 5

India shares a land border with 6 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including India), the Advisory Index is 4.1 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Myanmar (4.5), Bangladesh (4.3), Nepal (4.2), Pakistan (4.1), China with 3.9 and Bhutan with 3.4 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in India

There are currently 31,144,229 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in India. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 414,108 officially reported deaths related to this disease in India.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

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 4.6 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

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

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. ...

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: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (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: Australia

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Facilitated commercial flights from India to Australia have resumed. You'll now need to undertake a rapid antigen test prior to boarding these flights, in addition to the PCR test already required before travel to Australia. COVID-19 infection numbers are increasing rapidly across India. Lockdowns and curfews have been imposed in some states to curb transmission. ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/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: United States

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Do not travel to India due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime and terrorism. On April 28, 2021, the Department approved the voluntary departure of family members of U.S. government employees. On May 5, 2021, the Department approved the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees. U.S. citizens who wish to depart India should ...

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

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

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

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Undvik alla resor - Undantagstillståndet i Jammu och Kashmir fortgår och det finns anledning att undvika resor i området (exkl. Ladakhregionen. Skottväxling mellan Indien och Pakistan och sammandrabbningar mellan säkerhetstrupperna och militanta är vanliga. Resor till detta område förutsätter specialtillstånd.

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

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

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

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle rejser til Indien pga. COVID-19 situationen og forekomsten af bekymrende virusvarianter.   Du bør læse om indrejserestriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav hos den danske ambassade i New Delhi, da der kan være krav om fx COVID-19-test, vaccinedokumentation, udfyldning af formularer el. lign. Du kan læse mere om, hvordan du skal forholde ...

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

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 February 17th 2021

The total rating for India changed from 4.3 to 3.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government decreased their existing warning for India to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 5.0 (by -3.0).

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for India changed from 3.5 to 3.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for India to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from April 5th 2020

The total rating for India changed from 3.3 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Austrian government increased their existing warning for India to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for India changed from 3.1 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for India to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for India changed from 3.0 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for India to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for India changed from 2.9 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for India to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for India changed from 2.7 to 2.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for India with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 12th 2020

The total rating for India changed from 2.6 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for India to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

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 4,6 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. It is not safe to travel India.

Is it safe to travel India in 2021?

With these high scores (4,6) you should avoid all kind of travel to India and maybe pick another location. This is not a place for holidays.

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 current Corona virus situation in India?

There are currently 31,144,229 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in India. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 414,108 officially reported deaths related to this disease in 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.