Travel advice for India.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for India.

Travel money:

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in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

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in US dollar (USD)

  • Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas

Local currency / ISO Code

Rupee INR

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  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Travel to the state of Jammu & Kashmir not advised due to tensions in the region. Travel to the border area with Pakistan and to the partial states of Assam, Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur as well as Meghalay not advised.

  • Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

Special legal regulations

  • Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

  • Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 4,5 h / + 3,5 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Official languages are Hindi and English. In addition, there are numerous regional languages of equal standing.

Language capabilities



New Delhi

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)


220 volt / adapter recommended

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with tourist visa for stays up to 3 months.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

New Delhi, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri
Tel. +91 11 4995 9500

Opening hours


10.00 - 14.00 h (Mon - Fri)
10.00 - 12.00 h (Sat)


9.30 - 19.00 h (daily)

  • Left-hand driving.

  • International driver's licence required for car rentals.

  • Driving exposes travelers to substantial risks.

  • Car rental with driver recommended.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of dengue fever.

  • Year-round risk of malaria in areas below 2000 m, especially in the North up to the line Madras-Goa, including Madras and other large cities, except Goa.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Cultural characteristics

Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

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