India

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Entry ban for visitors arriving from certain areas. Test required.
Quarantine is not required. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in India?

0 New COVID cases in India
0 New COVID deaths in India
34.92% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 8, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 1 November 2021

Basic facts about India

India is a very large country located in Southern Asia. The capital of India is New Delhi and the most spoken language is Hindi. The national currency in India is Indian rupee (INR).

What taxi apps are available in India?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in India.

Uber is available in 69 cities of India. Bolt is not available in India.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate.

Practical information

Indian rupee (INR)Official currency
1 EUR~85.02 INR
1 USD~75.38 INR

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in India?

There are 2 common languages spoken in India: Hindi and English. Traveling across India if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers. You can go into someone who doesn't comprehend the word that you speak. Learn a few distress phrases, such as aid, emergency, and police, as a precaution, and of course, the most important phrase to know is “Do you speak English?”

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, India was ranked 51st out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in India?

There are 3 common plug types used in India:

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type M 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter India?

Currently, citizens of 164 countries can enter India without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter India?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter India.

Data last reviewed on: 1 November 2021

Is it safe in India?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On November 15, 2021, the risk level for India was changed to Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution.

Emergency phones in India

100 Police
102 Ambulance
102 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to India?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol

  • 2L of alcoholic liquor or wines

Tobacco

  • 100 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 125g of tobacco

Data last reviewed on: 1 November 2021

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