India travel insurance
Whether or not you are fit and healthy, travel insurance for India is a must. Go uninsured and you will have to pay out for any mishaps that may arise while you’re away. With emergency evacuation from India often topping a massive £55,000, it’s a good idea not to skip on even the simplest of policies.
Staysure is used to providing travel insurance for India and, as award-winning experts, we can often cover pre-existing medical conditions along with any other emergency situations you could experience along the way.
To find out more about India travel insurance, consult our travel insurance page or contact one of our experts on 0800 033 4902 who can guide you to the best policy for your needs. Alternatively, you can get a quote online in a matter of minutes.
Insuring medical conditions
All Staysure’s travel insurance policies include cover for repatriation, loss or theft of luggage, plus emergency medical and dental treatment. You will be covered for treatment plus transport costs to get you back home to the UK.
Our Comprehensive policies include cancellation and curtailment so you will be covered if you need to cancel your holiday due to illness or if you have to cut your trip short while you are in India because of illness, or an emergency back home.
Staysure’s multilingual 24-hour medical assistance team offers valuable emergency support in English. They are especially trained to deal with any medical arrangements you may need to make in India and their round-the-clock service removes the hassle of having to call them at odd hours from a different time zone.
India travel information
British passport holders who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for a double entry e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) to enter India at certain designated airports. More information about the eligibility criteria is available on the government of India’s e-Tourist Visa website.
As of 1 April 2017, the length of stay on an e-visa is 60 days, increasing from 30 days.
Vaccinations for India from the UK
Along with getting travel insurance to cover you for emergency evacuation if necessary, vaccinations are also a vital part of your holiday planning.
It is recommended that you consult your doctor at least six to eight weeks before you travel and he/she will assess your particular health risks to recommend any vaccines you may need to take.
- The local currency is the Indian rupee (Rs) which is divided up into paise coins. It is easy to change US dollars, UK pounds and Euros at banks throughout India. If you are changing currency or traveller’s cheques, remember to bring your passport with you.
- You can withdraw money for ATMs linking to international banking networks from most towns but be sure to carry cash with you should there be a power cut, you lose/break your credit/debit card or lose your traveller’s cheques. The most commonly accepted cards are Visa, MasterCard, Cirrus, Maestro and Plus, while Thomas Cook traveller’s cheques are the most widely accepted in India, with charges for changing them varying from place to place.
- Bank charges can be high for international transactions so make sure you keep them to a minimum by drawing out reasonably large sums at a time.
- Credit cards are often accepted in most outlets, including upmarket restaurants, train stations, shops and many good hotels. You can also use them to get cash advances at some banks where they don’t have an ATM.
- Money changers are common in India and can often give you a decent rate so their rates are well worth comparing with bank rates. Money changers can often be found in hotels, travel agents and Internet cafés.
India Travel Insurance
For your India travel insurance quote, simply apply online or speak to one of our travel insurance experts on 0800 033 4902 who will gladly guide you to the right policy for your needs.
All travel insurance provided by Staysure is subject to agreement from our underwriter. Terms and conditions apply, details of which can be found within the Policy Document.