Important Travel Documents Tips for Travellers to India:
- Make multiple photocopies of your travel documents, especially your passport and pack them in two or three different bags – away from your original. This way, even if you lose your original, you can have a copy and take it to your embassy to get another made.
- Several travellers also prefer to scan their documents and mail it to themselves. With easy availability of mobile Internet, Wi-Fi enabled accommodations and cyber cafes, one can easily access them in the event of any eventuality. However, this tip fails when travelling to rural areas or the remote hills, where mobile internet connectivity is spotty and cyber cafes are at a distance.
- Get Travel insurance – this is a must, especially for travelling in India, where you can encounter a million pleasant and not-so-pleasant surprises at every turn and corner.
- Get Health Insurance – this is also required as foreign nationals very easily fall ill with traveller’s diarrhea, Delhi Belly and other infections due to the slack hygienic conditions in India. You might already have health insurance, but it might not cover travel to foreign shores. So cross-check with your insurance provider, if in doubt get a separate insurance
- Some countries will not allow you entry, if your passport expires within three or even six months of your planned date of return to your home country. Check the entry requirements for the country you plan to visit and renew your passport in advance to ensure a safe and successful passage, without any hassles.