Travel Security in India

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
No obligatory vaccinations.Vaccinations against Poliomyelitis, Meningococcal meningitis, Rabies, Cholera are recommended.
Risk of malaria exists. Other diseases like Dengue fever are present . H5N1 avian influenza has been identified among birds in this country.
Water used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should have first been boiled or otherwise sterilized. Milk should be boiled incase unpasteurised or otherwise also


For Further Information
The World Health Organization web pages devoted to India
The American government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Safety Conditions

Petty crime is common, particularly in trains and buses. Pickpockets can be very adept.

Air travelers are advised to carefully watch their bags in the arrival and departure areas outside the airports. However crime, especially directed against foreigners, has traditionally been uncommon.

Terrorist Risk
There is high risk of terrorist attacks in the country (Islamic extremist groups are active)

Religious violence is also likely to cause disruption.

Risk of Natural Disaster
River floods are the most frequent natural disasters faced by the country. Shortfall in the rainfall causes droughts in many parts of the country. The country has also faced some severe earthquakes. India is also prone to very severe cyclonic formations in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal.
Traveling Women Conditions
Foreigner women are cautioned not to travel alone in India as there have been incidents of physical harassment (including rape) by groups of men.
For Further Information
The Current Travel Warnings given by the American State Department
Travel Report on India by Canadian Foreign Office

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