Vaccination before the trip to India

When traveling to India you should have protection against hepatitis A, tetanus / diphtheria (basic protection), polio and cholera. If you stay in India for 3 weeks or more or if you have an increased risk behavior, you should also have protection against hepatitis B and typhoid. Malaria prophylaxis and Japanese encephalitis may also be relevant if you visit areas where there is such a risk of infection.

Recommended vaccinations

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis


Measles, mumps, rubella  

Hepatitus A

Hepatitis B

Cholera / ETEC

Recommendation for long-term stays in the country, backpacking, volunteer work, residence, etc.


Japanese encephalitis


Recommended for children who cannot report bites, people who are at risk.


Mandatory vaccinations

Yellow fever

Only if you arrive within 6 days (ie stay, transit> 12h) from areas with yellow-fever transmission.

Other recommendations


In some areas of India, prophylaxis with malaria tablets may be recommended.

Mosquito protection

There is a risk of mosquito-borne diseases. Protect yourself from mosquito bites.


There is a risk of rabies. Do not contact mammals such as dogs, cats, monkeys. Seek medical attention immediately if you are bitten.

Good to know before the trip to India

It is said that India is such a magical country that a trip to the country changes the visitor for life, into the soul. From the mountainous north to the southern beaches, stately cities and a beautiful landscape. A history that goes far back in time and a culture that is unlike any other makes India a unique and exotic place that leaves all visitors deeply touched.

India is a crackling experience for all the senses with its colors, scents, flavors and tones. There are endless places to visit and things to do that you can never get enough of. If you travel to India, you are recommended to visit the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, where the holy river Ganges washes away the burdens of life, or plan a relaxing day on Goa’s endless beaches. Or why not take a reverent walk in the majestic shadow of the Taj Mahal? Experience yoga as it was originally developed or go shopping in New Delhi’s trendiest neighborhood. Admire the unique architecture of Jaipur and the parades of the Holy Elephants.

Indians are famous for their kindness and hospitality and are always careful to ensure that the visitor gets a pleasant experience. Enjoy the spicy and aromatic food, beautiful music and intricate dance as well as the ancient traditions and festivals. India is about colors, sounds, atmosphere and wonders, which are reflected not least in the traditional clothes and the many different peoples who live there. If you are lucky enough to be part of a festival on site, it quickly becomes a memory for life and the country constantly arouses curiosity and desire for discovery. There are hotels for all tastes and budgets all over the country, and the only thing you can look forward to when leaving this amazing country is your next visit.

Sweden Abroad
Foreign Travel Advice