Kerala travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Kerala with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Kerala.

Kerala travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Kerala 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.

Kerala - quick facts
Flight time 10 hours
Time difference UK +5.5 hours
Language(s) Hindi, English
Currency Indian Rupee
Electricity C + D + M plug (230V)
Driving side Left
Visa Yes

Why visit Kerala?

Considering a holiday to the Kerala? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for beaches or culture to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

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Kerala tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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Kerala weather

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Kerala travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Kerala from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

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 Kerala.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Kerala travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Kerala with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Kerala, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Kerala covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Kerala with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Kerala travel features

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Kerala FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Kerala including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

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 Kerala from the UK?

The flight time to Kerala from the UK is typically 10 hours.

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What is the time difference between Kerala and the UK?

The time difference between Kerala and the UK is UK time+5.5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Kerala?

The main languages spoken in Kerala are Hindi and English.

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What is the currency in Kerala?

The currency in Kerala is the Indian Rupee (INR).

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Which plugs are used in Kerala?

Kerala uses electrical plug type C + D + M (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Kerala?

They drive on the left side of the road in Kerala.

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Do you need a visa for Kerala?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Kerala.

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