Food and drinks: Water should be boiled or filtered before drinking or using for brushing teethes and making ice, and the milk should be boiled before dinking, as it is usually unpasteurized. One should eat only well-cooked fish, meat and vegetable, and fruits should be peeled before eating.
Vaccinations: Travelers are advised to take vaccinations for diphtheria, hepatitis A, malaria, rabies, tetanus and typhoid. Sometimes vaccinations for hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis and tuberculosis, are also advised.
* Travelers need to take an AIDS test if they wish to extend their visa for more than one year or more.
Health care in India: Health care services in India are appropriately available in the cities, but in other areas health care facilities are not so developed, hence travelers are recommended to carry some specific medicines. Every town and city has a state run medical facility, which can be visited by anybody.
In order to stay healthy you need to follow under noted tips:
- Always drink bottled mineral water and ensure that the seal of the bottle is not broken.
- As compared to other countries food, Indian food is spicier and it can lead to gastronomical problems and hence bad health. So, always opt for less spicy food so that you can enjoy your journey with full vitality and health. Try to avoid the food from street vendors, as food purchased from them is not hygienic at all.
- Carry any insect repellent cream and keep a small medical kit equipped with important medicines for small problems like headache, stomachache, etc.
- Sunscreen is an absolute must in hot summer season of India.
*Some countries require a vaccination certificate from the people arriving from India.