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India travel advice
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India travel guide - essential info
Below is a beginner's guide to India with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.
|India - quick facts
|8.5 to 10 hours
|UK +5.5 hours
|C + D + M plug (230V)
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India tourist information
✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.
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|Maximum daytime temperature °C
|Hours of sunshine (daily)
|Days with some rainfall
The India weather guide shows long term monthly averages for New Delhi.
India travel advice
Check the latest travel advice on visiting India from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.
- UK traveller advice for India - UK FCDO
- Irish traveller advice for India - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Canadian travel advice for India - Government of Canada
- US travel advisories for India - US Department of State
- Safe travel advisories for India - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for India - Department of Foreign Affairs, Australia
Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around India.
Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
FCDO travel advice
India travel health
Find out more about staying safe when travelling to India with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.
- Vaccines & medicines for India - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for India - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in India - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in India, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.
Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
India covid live updates
Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in India with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.
- Travellers' health for India - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India
- Coronavirus timeline in India - Our World in Data
- Latest info on travel to India - Indian Ministry of Health
India travel features
Do you want to learn more about India? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in India.
Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to India including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.
Are there entry restrictions to India due to Covid-19?
India is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for India.
Check out Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India for more information.
Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from India?
You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from India. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.
What is the flight time to India from the UK?
The flight time to India from the UK is typically 8.5 to 10 hours.
Flights to India
What is the time difference between India and the UK?
The time difference between India and the UK is UK time+5.5 hours.
What is the main language spoken in India?
What is the currency in India?
Which plugs are used in India?
India uses electrical plug type C + D + M (230 Volts).
Which side of the road do they drive on in India?
They drive on the left side of the road in India.
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Do you need a visa for India?
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