Medical Travel – the precautions to be taken

In India there are fewer rules relating to health, which apply to foreign tourists. These rules are more a matter of prevention, than anything else.

* WHO website for international travelers.

* WHO India

yellow fever

Any person (including infants), arriving in the air or sea without a certificate may contain isolation for up to 6 days, when he arrived six days after departure from the affected area, or has been in such an area in transit, or has arrived. plane, which was located in the infected area and has not been dezinfikavany in accordance with the rules of the Indian Aircraft (Public Health) or those recommended by the WHO. Different countries of Central and South America and Africa are considered to be infected, contact the concerned Indian mission on the current list. If the reported case of yellow fever from any country, that country is regarded by the Government of India as infected with yellow fever and is added to the above list.


Malaria risk exists throughout the year in the whole country, with the exception of parts of the state Gimachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Sikkim. The certificate is not required, but for all travelers to India are encouraged to take a course of tablets against malaria.

Protect yourself from insects, staying in well prasekavanyh locations using repellents (moderately nanosyachysya every 4 hours), and wore long-sleeved shirts and long pants from dusk to dawn.


Travelers who are sent to countries that impose restrictions on the arrival from India or from the affected area in India due to cholera, must have a certificate. In any case, we recommend vaccination against cholera.

general tips

* Drink only bottled or boiled water, or carbonated drinks in vials or bottles. Avoid running water gush drinks and ice cubes. If this is not possible, make water safer by filtering through an "absolute 1 micron or less" filter AND adding iodine tablets to the filtered water. "Absolute 1 micron filter" can be found in stores for camping and outdoor supplies.

* Buy bottled water from respectable outlets to avoid stomach upset. Some of the most famous brands – "Bislery", "Kinley", "Finn-Aqua", "Himalaya", etc.

* Watch out for spicy dishes, especially at the beginning of the tour. Avoid eating food from the shelves. Eat unpeeled fruits and avoid fresh salads, particularly in small hotels. If you are forced to eat food in any place where you are not sure, make sure that the food is served hot.

* Always use an insect, if you were in an area prone to mosquitoes. But remember that not every place infested with mosquitoes and low temperatures in the winter (when the majority of tourists come to India) kill most bugs in the northern plains and hills.

* If you are traveling in the searing heat, do not forget to drink plenty of water, use hats, sunglasses and UV lotions. You do not go out in the sun in the middle of the day.

* Pharmacies or chemists in every small town and village, and you can buy medicine. If you need to see a doctor for a particular condition, consult your hotel (most have doctors on call) or from your travel agent. The cost of visiting a doctor is quite low (less than a dollar) compared to Western countries.

Wellness package

In India, most modern medicines are available in pharmacies, but it is reasonable to travel with a reserve. If any of the prescription drugs are required, bring a sufficient amount of time. It is advisable that you wear a small medical kit that should contain a cure for stomach disorders, some antiseptic cream, repellents against mosquitoes, suntan lotion / uv, etc.

Note: This document is not a & # 39 is a complete medical guide for travelers to the region. Consult your doctor for specific information related to your needs and your medical history; recommendations may differ for pregnant women, young children and people with chronic diseases.

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