What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter India?

  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella
  • Poliovirus vaccines
  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit India.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting India:

  • Rabies- especially for those who is visiting rural areas
  • Japanese encephalitis- especially for those who is visiting rural areas
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis-A
  • Hepatitis-B
  • Typhoid


Other health risks: Malaria, Tuberculosis and H1N1 influenza

What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in India?

  • Consult medical insurance provider about the facilities what they provide for India.
  • Medical amenities are fully up to date and meet international standards.
  • Lack of medical facilities in some rural areas.

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in India and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in India.

Health tips while travelling to India:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in India. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in India.

Also Read: Customs followed in India

Last update on February 2, 10:45 am by Nidhi S.