FCO Travel Advice for - India

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  • The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel in the immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah. See Local travel

  • The FCO advise against all travel to Manipur and all but essential travel to Imphal, the state capital of Manipur. See Local travel

  • The FCO advise against all travel to Jammu and Kashmir with the exception of the cities of Jammu and Srinagar, travel between these two cities on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, and the region of Ladakh. See Local travel

  • The curfew in Kashmir has been lifted. However, following recent events there is still an increased security presence in Srinagar and other major towns in Kashmir and there is the possibility of planned or spontaneous anti-government demonstrations. If you are in Kashmir, monitor the media, avoid large crowds and take extra care. See Local travel

  • There is a high threat from terrorism throughout India. Recent attacks have targeted public places including those visited by foreigners. See Terrorism

  • The Indian government has relaxed the rules on re-entering the country while on a tourist visa. See Entry requirements

  • Over 800,000 British nationals visit India every year. Most visits are trouble-free. See Consular assistance statistics

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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