|Typhoid & Polio
The medical care cannot be compared with Europe and is often – especially in rural areas and in small and medium-sized towns – technically, technically and/or hygienically problematic. Frequently there is also a lack of European-trained doctors who speak English or French. In the big cities, the medical supply situation is significantly better, e.g. T. with a high standard. There are state clinics in the cities and private and specialist doctors in the outskirts. It is best to bring enough personal medication with you. Since everywhere is only treated after advance payment and insurance companies may only pay after months, a resilient credit card is an essential health precaution for any trip to India. The conclusion of a worldwide valid travel health insurance and repatriation insurance is strongly recommended. Note: Many countries require proof of immunizations from visitors arriving from India. Caution: Travelers are advised to stock their first-aid kit with disposable syringes, as the Indian Clinical Epidemiology Network estimates that one in three injections in India is performed with used supplies. Check directoryaah for more information.
 All travelers over the age of nine months and arriving within six days of staying in a WHO-designated infected area are required to have a yellow fever vaccination certificate. A yellow fever vaccination may occasionally also be required when entering from South African countries (eg Zimbawe) which, according to the WHO, do not belong to the endemic areas. Anyone arriving by sea or air without a vaccination certificate will be quarantined for six days if the traveler: (a) has left an infected area within the last six days, (b) has transited through an infected area (unless transited). by plane and not leaving the transit area; however, it is up to the health authorities to decide whether to grant this exemption), (c) arrives on a ship that has departed from or docked in a port in the infected area within the last 30 days (unless the ship has previously been identified by WHO standards) and (d) arriving by aircraft from an infected area and has not been disinfected in accordance with Indian Aircraft Public Health Rules 1954 or WHO standards.  A certificate of vaccination against cholera is not an entry requirement, but the risk of infection exists nationwide. Nevertheless, the risk of infection for tourists is very low. Since the effectiveness of the vaccination is disputed, it is advisable to seek medical advice in good time before you travel.  In India there is an increased risk of contracting polio. Travelers are advised to enter the country only with a valid polio vaccination. Polio vaccination is mandatory for travelers who are nationals of countries with reported polio diseases (e.g. Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, etc.), reside in these countries and enter India. When entering the country, the vaccination must have been at least four weeks and no more than one year ago. However, this provision does not apply to German citizens. In addition, proof of vaccination according to WHO standards must be carried. However, German travelers do not need proof of vaccination. Vaccination against typhoid is recommended.  There is a year-round average malaria risk with seasonal fluctuations in areas below 2000 m altitude, especially in the major cities of Mumbai and Delhi. The number of cases increases during and shortly after the rainy season. The more dangerous type of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, is said to be highly resistant to chloroquine. The risk of malaria is lower in the south of the country than in the north. Careful protection against mosquitoes in the evening and at night must be ensured in any case. If you have a fever, see a doctor immediately. Individual advice from a doctor qualified in travel medicine is currently strongly recommended before traveling to India, especially Goa. The more dangerous type of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, is said to be highly resistant to chloroquine. The risk of malaria is lower in the south of the country than in the north. Careful protection against mosquitoes in the evening and at night must be ensured in any case. If you have a fever, see a doctor immediately. Individual advice from a doctor qualified in travel medicine is currently strongly recommended before traveling to India, especially Goa. The more dangerous type of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, is said to be highly resistant to chloroquine. The risk of malaria is lower in the south of the country than in the north. Careful protection against mosquitoes in the evening and at night must be ensured in any case. If you have a fever, see a doctor immediately. Individual advice from a doctor qualified in travel medicine is currently strongly recommended before traveling to India, especially Goa. Careful protection against mosquitoes in the evening and at night must be ensured in any case. If you have a fever, see a doctor immediately. Individual advice from a doctor qualified in travel medicine is currently strongly recommended before traveling to India, especially Goa. Careful protection against mosquitoes in the evening and at night must be ensured in any case. If you have a fever, see a doctor immediately. Individual advice from a doctor qualified in travel medicine is currently strongly recommended before traveling to India, especially Goa.
Food and drink
Due to the risk of possible intestinal infections, careful drinking water and food hygiene must be ensured. Water should generally either be boiled or otherwise sterilized or bought packaged before drinking, brushing your teeth and making ice cubes. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk is unpasteurized and should be boiled. Dry and canned milk is available in many places and should only be mixed with sterile water. UHT milk is available in larger cities. It is best to avoid dairy products made from unboiled milk. Meat or fish dishes should only be well cooked and eaten hot. eating pork, Salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled.
The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Schistosomiasis pathogens can be found in some ponds and rivers in Ratnagiri District, so swimming and wading in these waters should be avoided. Well maintained swimming pools with chlorinated water are safe. The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya (CHIC) is common. A risk of infection must be expected, especially during the monsoon rainy season and immediately after the monsoon, especially in the big cities and on the coasts. Skin-covering clothing and insect repellents offer effective protection. Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs nationwide and is particularly common on the coasts, but also in cities and at altitudes of up to around 1,500 meters. During the rainy season and in the months after the rainy season, the number of cases increases across the country. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Filariasis caused by insects occurs in the coastal regions, especially in the south-east. Travelers should use an effective insect repellent. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur nationwide. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. HIV/AIDS is a great danger for everyone who takes the risk of infection: Unprotected sexual contacts, piercings, tattoos, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk. Altitude sickness occurs at altitudes of around 2300 m and above when the ascent is too rapid. Symptoms range from shortness of breath and headaches to incoordination and vomiting. There is a low risk of contracting Japanese encephalitis in rural areas throughout the country during the rainy season. Higher case numbers of Japanese encephalitis occur mainly in Bihar, in Uttar Pradesh and in the district of Muzaffarpur (Bajjikanchal region). To protect yourself, you should use an effective insect repellent and skin-covering clothing. Leishmaniasis, which is transmitted by whiteflies, occurs mainly in the east, while Kala Azar, also transmitted by mosquitoes, is isolated in the north-west. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Epidemic outbreaks of meningococcal meningitis do occur. In order to protect themselves, risk groups and travelers planning a long-term stay in particular should seek advice about a possible vaccination. Rabies occurs nationwide and in large numbers. The main carriers are (stray) dogs, but also monkeys, cats and other animals. Vaccination is recommended for all travelers. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Tuberculosis occurs nationwide. Infection occurs from person to person via droplet infection. In all tropical countries there are a number of poisonous animals whose bites or stings can cause serious bodily harm or death. Therefore, one should keep a distance from snakes, scorpions and spiders. Never reach under leaves, burrows or in stone crevices.
1 Indian rupee = 100 paise. Currency code: Rs, INR (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 2000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 rupees; Coins in denominations of 10, 5, 2 and 1 Rs and 50 Paise. Attention: The old 500 and 1000 rupee notes were declared invalid in November 2016. New 500 rupee notes and 2000 rupee notes have now been issued.
Common credit cards such as American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard and Visa are accepted. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.
Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. ATMs are plentiful in big cities and tourist areas, but the ATM network is extensive in rural areas. Withdrawals from ATMs using a bank customer card can incur high fees. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: travelers,
Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Travelers checks are accepted at some bureaux de change in major cities in India.
Bank opening hours
General Mon-Fri 10am-2pm/3pm, Sat 10am-12pm (deviations are possible).
Foreign exchange regulations
The import and export of the national currency is prohibited in most cases. For the import of foreign currencies that exceed a value of US$ 5,000 in cash (or US$ 10,000 of all means of payment), a declaration is required (declaration is also recommended for lower amounts). Export up to the amount declared, minus the exchange amounts. When exchanging money, a receipt must be countersigned or a corresponding certificate must be issued. These receipts must be presented upon departure to enable the return exchange.
The exchange may only be made at banks or official exchange offices. When exchanging money, you should be careful not to get any damaged banknotes, as they may refuse to accept them. Cash in US dollars, euros or British pounds is the easiest to exchange. In all major cities and international airports there are exchange offices and/or machines where money can be changed around the clock. Exchange receipts must be retained. In most cases, however, it is cheaper to withdraw money from an ATM.
|Exchange rates (no guarantee)
|1 EUR = Rs 70.94
1 CHF = Rs 84.19
1 USD = Rs 67.87