Travel Advice

May 31, 2020

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is advising Nationals against all non-essential international travel at this time.

Existing advice for India remains in place:

The FCO advise against all travel to:

  • the immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah (currently closed due to coronavirus)
  • Jammu and Kashmir, except for (i) travel within the city of Jammu, (ii) travel by air to the city of Jammu, and (iii) travel within the Union Territory of Ladakh

The tourist destinations of Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Sonamarg, the city of Srinagar and the Jammu-Srinagar national highway are within the areas where the FCO advise against all travel.

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to:

  • the state of Manipur, except the state capital Imphal and the Meiti Valley areas, which include Loktak Lake, Keibul Lamjao National Park and the Imphal War Cemetery.

A lockdown remains in place until at least 30 June with strict restrictions.

Severe air pollution is a major hazard to public health, especially during the winter months. New Delhi and other North Indian cities are currently experiencing extremely high levels of pollution.

Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in India. Recent attacks have targeted public places including those visited by foreigners. There have been recent media reports suggesting Daesh (formerly referred to as ISIL) may have an interest in attacking targets in India. There may be an increased threat to places visited by Nationals such as religious sites, markets, festival venues and beaches. You should be vigilant at this time, monitor local media and take all precautions for your safety.

Maoist (or Naxalite) insurgents specifically target police officers, paramilitary forces and government officials in parts of India, causing several deaths and injuries in 2019/20. The Government of India has identified some districts as the worst affected.

You should avoid protests and large gatherings. Stampedes have occurred during some events with large crowds, including at political rallies and religious gatherings, resulting in deaths and injuries. They can happen without warning and occasionally result in disorder.

Travel in India during the monsoon season (June to October) can be hazardous.

Health authorities have classified India as having a risk of Zika virus transmission..

The Indian Ministry of Tourism has a 24 hour multi-lingual telephone helpline on toll free number 1800 111 363 providing visitors to India with information about travel and tourism.

 

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I have known the Stening Simpson team since 1999; for over 20 years. Through our Company’s Surety Bond facilities arranged by Stening Simpson, the late Peter Stening, Elaine Simpson and David Wright have always been supportive to our Company, our Surety Bond providers’ relationships, periodic facility renewals and our many day-to-day Surety Bond requirements. The Stening Simpson team has always acted professionally, respectfully and with a high level of excellent customer service and care.
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Stening Simpson introduced Surety Bonds into the Australian market over 30 years ago.  Their first facility was secured from overseas markets for the largest construction company at the time.  We regard Stening Simpson as one of the most professional Specialised Risk Brokers we deal with. They continue to manage the Surety Bond requirements of a number of major corporations throughout Australia
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