India travel insurance

What’s covered with travel insurance to India?

As standard, our policies cover for over 50 and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

For more information about what’s covered with travel insurance for India, have a read of our policy documents here.

Useful information

If you’re going to India, make sure you have the right travel insurance before you go, there are a few things to think about before you buy a policy, though:

We care about you having a good trip to India. That’s why we’ve put together some important information that you might want to know before your trip:

Most common languages spokenHindi and English
CapitalNew Dehli
PopulationApprox. 1.3 billion
Plug typePlug type C or D
Driving sideLeft-hand side
SeasonsSpring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
LawsLocal laws and customs

Do I need a visa for India?

Yes, you’ll need to apply for a visa as a British citizen travelling to India. It’s important to make sure you get the right visa for your stay, as getting the wrong visa could result in being detained on arrival, or even deported and blacklisted.

You can find more information about visas and entry requirements for India here.

Healthcare in India

The healthcare services in India vary depending on where you’re travelling to. In the more remote parts of India, the healthcare services aren’t up to the same standard as those in the UK. Whereas private healthcare facilities in larger cities are to a much better standard, but can be quite expensive. It’s important to make sure you have adequate travel insurance that includes medical cover. It’s also important to make sure you speak to your GP at least four to six weeks before you go to check whether there are any vaccinations or anything that you may need.

More information about healthcare in India can be found here.

Medical & Emergency Assistance in India

If something happens while you’re in India and you need emergency treatment for an illness or injury, we’re here to help.

All travel insurance policyholders have access to our 24-hour medical assistance team.

Did you know that…?


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
  2. InsureandGo’s Gold achieved a Which? Best Buy.