No compulsory Inoculations are required if you are
arriving from the United States, Canada or Europe. If you entering
from Africa or parts of Latin America, certification of Yellow Fever
Inoculation is required.
Although no vaccinations are required to
go to India, Typhoid and Hepatitis A vaccinations are
If you have diabetes, allergies, asthma or any
condition that may require emergency care, always carry some
identification (tag, bracelet or card) indicating so and
prescriptions of the medicines. Preferably also carry a letter from
Bring personal medicines, especially if you have
diabetes, asthma, allergies, or other disorders that require a
regular intake of medicines.
Insect repellent: Take something
DEET (dimethylphtalaat or n,n-diethylmetatoluamide) based, like the
Swedish "Jungle Olja." Other preparations will just disappoint you.
The World Health Organization recommends wearing anklets dipped in
DEET insect repellent. Should be applied from dusk to dawn, when
malaria mosquitoes bite the most. Reapply repellent when the weather
is hot and you perspire more.