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India Travel News Advice Warnings: State Assembly Elections Delhi Wednesday 4 December 2013

State Assembly elections will be held in Delhi on Wednesday 4 December. Most public offices will be closed, there will be increased security in some areas and there is the possibility of some disruption to public transport.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel in the immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah. The FCO advise against all travel to Manipur and all but essential travel to Imphal, the state capital of Manipur. 

The FCO advise against all travel to Jammu and Kashmir with the exception of the cities of Jammu and Srinagar, travel by air to the cities of Jammu and Srinagar, travel between these two cities on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and travel within the region of Ladakh.

The tourist destinations of Phalgam, Gulmarg and Sonamarg fall within the areas of Kashmir to which the FCO currently advise against all travel.

Cyclones and tropical storms are common, particularly off the east coast. You should monitor the progress of approaching storms.

There is a high threat from terrorism throughout India. Recent attacks have targeted public places including those visited by foreigners.

The Indian government has relaxed the rules on re-entering the country while on a tourist visa.

Over 800,000 British nationals visit India every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

Before you travel to India, take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance.

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