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In this page: Passport and Visa Requirements | Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs | Health Precautions | Safety Conditions

 

Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

Taxation On Persons
None
Tobacco
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco (only for passengers above 17 years)
Alcohol
2 liters of liquors or wines (only for passengers above 18 years)
Perfume
60ml of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette
Foreign Currency
No restrictions
Obligatory Declaration of Foreign Currency
When the value of foreign currency notes exceeds 5000 USD /- or equivalent
When the aggregate value of foreign exchange (in the form of currency notes, bank notes, travelers' checks, etc.) exceeds 10,000 USD /- or its equivalent.
Local Currency
Import of local currency is prohibited.
Export of local currency is also prohibited, except for passengers proceeding to Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However Indian residents when they go abroad are allowed to take with them Indian currency not exceeding 5,000 INR.
How to Refund Consumption Tax
System yet to be implemented by Indian government.

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
It is recommended that everyone 16 years of age and older should get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before travel and present, if necessary, evidence of COVID-19 vaccination at the border. The updated information on all health entry requirements as well as on routine and recommended vaccines for India are provided on the dedicated pages on TravelHealthPro and CDC websites.
Travelers over 9 months of age arriving from Sub-Saharan Africa or other yellow fever areas must have evidence of vaccination against yellow fever. The following vaccines are strongly recommended: tetanus, diphtheria, typhoid fever, chickenpox, influenza, measles, hepatitis A and B, meningococcal disease, cholera and poliomyelitis. Risk of malaria exists. Other diseases like Dengue fever are present. H5N1 avian influenza has been identified among birds in this country. Drinking tap water is not recommended.
For Further Information
The World Health Organization web pages devoted to India
Travel Health Advice
The American government up-to-date advice on health entry requirements, including routine and recommended vaccines while travelling abroad can be verified on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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Safety Conditions

Crime
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.
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.
For Further Information
India International Travel Information (U.S. Department of State)
Official Global Travel Advisories for India (Government of Canada)

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