Medical Cover for Expats in India
India is a large and diverse country and as such it can present a challenge for first time visitors or newly relocated expats to know the local customs and laws. In order to help you better find you way around this rich and varied nation we have provided some comprehensive travel advice below. Please be advised that this information is meant only to serve as a reference and that it may be liable to unexpected change; please consult a qualified travel professional before your trip to ensure that you have all the latest data.
There have been incidents of religious violence throughout the Indian subcontinent. You are advised to maintain vigilance during your entire stay in the country and watch out for any suspicious activities and follow all official government announcements. Please be advised that all travel to Jammu and Kashmir is strongly advised against due to the ongoing conflict with Pakistan.
During your stay in India you should not become involved with drugs of any kind. The minimum penalty for possessing even a small amount of a narcotic substance is 6 months in jail. Penalties, however, can be longer and it is not uncommon for jail terms of up to 10 years to be levied. The slow judicial process in India means that pre trial jail terms can be several years in duration.
Overall the majority of trips to India are free of problems if sensible precautions are taken. Make sure that you are prepared for all eventualities before traveling. For more information about the international health insurance plans that we can provide to expatriates and travelers in India, please contact us today.