India Travel Alerts and Warnings

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.

For the latest travel warnings and alerts around the world, read about lockdowns and border restrictions.

What are the issues affecting travelers ito India? Read the latest travel warnings and alerts.


Empty road in Rajiv Chowk, New Delhi due to coronavirus Photo © Getty Images/Neha Gupta

The Indian Bureau of Immigration website outlines categories of foreign nationals who are eligible to travel to India and requirements.

Cyclone Fani - May 2019

Category 4 Cyclone Fani is currently making landfall on India's northeast coast. Local authorities have increased efforts to evacuate over one million people from the low-lying and coastal areas in the state of Odisha prior to the cyclone's arrival. The cyclone is currently generating sustained winds up to 112mph (180kph) and will bring heavy rain and flooding as it tracks eastward towards Bangladesh.

Kolkata Airport will be closed until Saturday 4 May at 6pm local time. Train services have been canceled or diverted.

Travelers should keep updated with local news reports, government travel advisories and follow all official warnings. Carry identification with you at all times. Failure to comply with directives from government authorities may result in you not being covered by travel insurance.

Tensions with Pakistan - March 2019

UPDATE: Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority partially opened its airspace on Thursday 28 February to allow some commercial flights to operate. News reports have indicated that Pakistan will re-open its airspace on Friday 1st March, however, there may be a backlog with flights to/from Asia to Europe, US and Canada. Check with your airline before departure.

Due to increasing tensions, Pakistan has closed its airspace until further notice, which will disrupt many flights to/from Asia to Europe, US and Canada. The closure is in response to the Pakistani military shooting down two Indian fighter jets. Pakistan and India have had a long-held dispute over the region of Kashmir which has seen conflict and hundreds of people lose their lives, with the most recent incident involving a suicide bomb on February 14th which killed 40 military personnel.

Several air carriers such as Etihad, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Gulf Air, Fly Dubai, Sri Lankan Airlines, Thai Airways and Air Canada had suspended flights to Pakistan and some Indian airports. 

Some airlines flying out of Asian cities to Europe have had to re-route for fueling requirements via Dubai or Mumbai or canceled services completely.

Kerala Flooding - August 2018

Over 350 people have been killed and 800,000+ people have been displaced due to flooding in the southern state of Kerala. Kerala, a popular spot for travelers due to its picturesque beaches, river cruising and tea plantation-covered hills - has experienced heavy rains, flash flooding and landslides since early August.

Authorities are working around the clock to rescue people and provide relief supplies. Many transport services and routes have been disrupted. Cochin International Airport continues to remain closed (until 26th August) with Kochi Naval airstrip opened up to commercial aircraft as of Monday 20th August. 

Severe Flooding in Mumbai - 29 August 2017

An unusually heavy monsoon rain that has been sweeping across South Asia deluged Mumbai this week, briefly shutting down local transport and causing flight delays. 152mm of rain -- nearly a month's worth -- fell on South Mumbai between Monday and Tuesday morning.

If you are traveling in the region, or one of the other areas of India that have been affected, you should follow all directions of police, emergency services and city officials. If it is practicable you should call the World Nomads emergency assistance service.

Read these tips on how to stay safe during a flood.

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  • chandan said

    Use this website to check about travel restrictions to India from other countries


  • noreen atkinson said

    is there an age restriction for entry to goa


  • Stephanie said

    Good morning have a few questions about the Covid in india when is the day that we are able to go there when is the border opening again from what do u have to prove do u need to take tests to prove you do not have Covid my husband is there and I would like to join him this this year he is an Indian and I am British thank you very much


  • Samantha Hughes said

    As I am not married to my Indian fiancé (I am British) I can’t enter India. Our wedding was cancelled due to COVID so we remain unmarried with name being unable to enter India. We were separated for 326 days but thankfully he has come to the UK on a tourist visa with a cover letter stating his reason for travel. My fear is that he will have to return to India in line with visa rules and if India don’t allow me entry in a tourist visa we will be separated again. We just want to get married and be together. It’s frightening. I just hope that next year is better. We can only get tourist visas despite our relationship. It’s awful.


    • Rabika queen said

      I am in lv with a indian boy and we both want to marry as soon but due to covid19 we cant meet pray for me borders open as soon as posible am from pakistan😭 i dont want to lose him at any cost


  • Srishti Verma said

    Thanks for the latest information about visa updates. It is very helpful for many peoples and for me.


  • Dipa Dahal said

    Hi there, what are the restrictions now? I'm thinking of traveling to India next week especially Delhi and Goa by bus from Nepal so what should I consider before going? Should I go?


  • periyanayagam said

    After receiving 2 doses of covid-19 vaccine, do I need to do again "covid-19 test before 72 hours" of flaying to India from Germany and submit the result? I will be flaying to India in the mid of April 2021. I have already received the 1st dose of covid-19 vaccine and 2nd dose will be received in the beginning of April 2021. Thank you!


  • Bruce Hardisty said

    I'm traveling to visit a family that I'm sponoring,, I need to check up on the families housing,
    also to visit a grand daughter living there and and other realitives


  • Myra said

    I want to married to my Indian boyfriend this coming May 28 can I go there in India in May. Hopefully everything's will be fine


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