Advisory for Foreigners Travelling to India
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Satellite telephone services are not permitted in India. Under Section 6 of Indian Wireless Act and Section 20 of Indian Telegraph Act, any person found holding satellite phone or using satellite phone can be arrested and prosecuted for the above offence. Accordingly, any foreign national visiting India and found to be making unauthorized use of satellite telephone services as e.g. Thuraya and Irridium will be prosecuted and all the sets found in his/her possession will be seized.

Foreigners may visit restricted/protected areas only after obtaining a valid permit. Your visa alone does not allow travel to these areas.

Foreigners coming from or through Yellow Fever countries must hold a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.

The Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act bans all forms of wildlife trade. Violations of the provisions of the Act are punishable with heavy fines and imprisonment. Foreigners are, therefore, advised not to buy any wildlife or wildlife products or derivatives especially ivory, fur, skin and articles made out of wild animals.

Please note that buying, selling, using or being in possession of psychotropic drugs or any other narcotic substance while in India is a cognizable offence punishable by imprisonment.

Foreigners whose visa exceeds 90 days are advised to carefully read the endorsements on their visas especially with regard to the requirement of registration with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO).

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