Travel Advisory

  • US issues global travel alert over al Qaeda terror threat August 2, 2013

    Washington: The US on Friday issued a worldwide travel alert for its citizens, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, because of an al-Qaida terrorist threat. "Current information suggests that al Qaeda and affiliated organisations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they...
  • Step up security at Buddhist shrines: Centre July 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The central government has asked the states to heighten security at Buddhist places of worship and Tibetan settlements in view of the serial blasts at Mahabodhi temple in Bihar's Bodh Gaya, officials said on Sunday. Official sources said that the home ministry had sent an advisory to states that...
  • UAE warns citizens against travelling to Egypt June 30, 2013

    Dubai: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Saturday called on its citizens to avoid unnecessary trips to Egypt due to its unstable political situation. The warning by the foreign ministry was issued as Egypt is witnessing protests by both supporters and opponents of Mohamed Morsi, who will observe Sunday as his first...
  • Efforts on to lift travel advisories for J&K: Omar April 10, 2013

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said his government would continue its efforts to get travel advisories lifted by the US and other countries to attract tourists. "As a tourist state, the growth and development of economy in Jammu and Kashmir is largely associated with successful and...
  • Australia updates travel advisory to its citizens visiting India March 18, 2013

    Melbourne: Australia has updated a travel advisory to its citizens visiting India, asking them to continue to exercise a high degree of caution because of the risk of terrorism, civil unrest, crime and vehicle accidents. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) issued an advisory on March 14, 2013, saying "It...
  • Routes to avoid: Mumbai Police traffic advisory November 18, 2012

    Mumbai: The last rites of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray will be performed at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai, where he had addressed his followers for over four decades. The local Sena leaders and the Mumbai police have appealed to party workers to maintain peace even as security in the...
  • Sri Lanka lifts Chennai travel advisory October 9, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Tuesday lifted an advisory warning its nationals against travelling to Chennai, which was issued a month ago following an attack on a group of pilgrims visiting Tamil Nadu. "The government of Sri Lanka believes that the travel advisory is no longer required," a statement issued by...
  • Australia issues travel advisory for NE states July 26, 2012

    Melbourne: Australia has issued a travel advisory asking its citizens to reconsider their travel plans to India's Northeastern states of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura. Issuing a new advisory on Wednesday, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said, "We advise you to reconsider your need to travel to the Northeastern...
  • China's tit-for-tat advisory against travelling in India June 4, 2012

    A day before Foreign Minister SM Krishna's trip, Beijing issued an advisory against travel to India citing protests over the fuel price hike, after New Delhi warned traders against business in Yiwu. ...
  • China warns citizens against travelling to India June 4, 2012

    Beijing: In what is being seen as a tit-for-tat move, China has cautioned its citizens against travelling to India following protests over the increase in petroleum prices, after New Delhi issued advisories warning its traders against doing business in the Chinese commodity hub of Yiwu. An advisory has been posted on...
  • India asks Australia to withdraw travel advisory October 26, 2011

    New Delhi: After five countries, including Australia had asked its citizens to avoid travelling to India, the Central Government has stepped in, after the Tourism Ministry asked the Ministry of External Affairs (MoEA) to take up the issue. Raising the travel advisory issue with Australia, Minister of External Affairs SM Krishna...
  • India slams travel advisory by 5 countries October 25, 2011

    New Delhi: The Government has decided to protest after five countries - The US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - have issued advisories against travel to India during the festive season for security reasons. The Government has protested saying such advisories are done to defame India. Minister of State...
  • CWG: Malaysia, Australia issue dengue alert August 31, 2010

    New Delhi: Malaysia and Australia have issued advisory against travel to Delhi for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) due to the dengue scare. Indian embassies report that athletes' families are unwilling to travel to India for the CWG because of the outbreak. The National Capital has seen a major dengue outbreak...
  • US warns of terror attacks in Delhi markets April 22, 2010

    New Delhi: The US embassy on Wednesday warned of possible terror attacks in popular Delhi markets like Chandni Chowk and Connaught Place and asked its citizens to "maintain high level of vigilance". "There are increased indications that terrorists are planning attacks in New Delhi," the embassy said in an security alert....
  • US says terrorist groups may attack India April 17, 2010

    Washington: Terrorist groups may be planning attacks in India, the US has warned in its latest advisory and asked its nationals to exercise caution during their stay in the country. Alerting US citizens, the Department of State said: "The US government continues to receive information that terrorist groups may be planning...
  • US asks citizens to be on the guard in India January 30, 2010

    Washington: Terrorists may be planning attacks in India and Americans must be alert while visiting the country, the US State Department has warned in an advisory. "The Department of State alerts US citizens to ongoing security concerns in India. The US government continues to receive information that terrorist groups may be...
  • India issues travel advisory for Oz post racial attacks January 5, 2010

    New Delhi/Melbourne: Three days after an Indian youth was fatally stabbed in Melbourne, India's External Affairs Ministry on Tuesday issued an advisory asking Indians studying in Australia and those planning to do so to take extra security precautions while moving around in that country. The Indian Government issued the advisory...
  • Be careful while visiting Goa, Britain tells its nationals November 12, 2009

    Panaji: Britain has warned its nationals that they should be careful while visiting Goa and the four major Indian metropolitan cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, which could be terror attack targets. "Future attacks may target public places frequented by Westerners and expatriates, including the major metropolitan centres (Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai)...
  • Sikh group ignores warning, takes on travel to Pakistan October 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Ignoring the Indian government's advisory against travelling to Pakistan, 165 Sikh devotees have left for Nankana Saheb in Lahore (Pakistan). Nankana Saheb is the birthplace of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism. The visit is to celebrate the 540th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. The...
  • US alerts travellers to India to 26/11-type attacks October 30, 2009

    Washington: In the run up to the first anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the US has issued a travel alert on India saying Washington "continues to receive information that terrorist groups may be planning attacks in India." The alert comes even as former president George W Bush is...
  • Israelis warned against travel to India October 16, 2009

    Jerusalem: Israel has warned its nationals against travelling to India saying there was a "concrete" threat of terror attacks on Chabad centres and synagogues in the country. Its Counter-Terrorism Bureau (CTB) said the threat of possible attacks against Israeli nationals has become "significantly more severe" since a stark travel advisory...
  • Travel advisory: Is it safe to travel? August 14, 2009

    Is it safe to travel? Yes. WHO is not recommending travel restrictions related to the outbreak of the influenza A(H1N1) virus. Today, global travel is commonplace and large numbers of people move around the world for business and leisure. Limiting travel and imposing travel restrictions would have very little effect on...
  • TN issues travel advisory post swine flu death August 7, 2009

    New Delhi: After India's first swine flu death in Pune, Tamil Nadu has warned people to avoid travel to Maharashtra unless absolutely necessary. The state has also made special arrangements at the Chennai railway station to screen passengers coming from Maharashtra. All trains from Maharashtra are being directed to one platform...
  • Metro accident: Road opened for one-way traffic July 14, 2009

    New Delhi: The road near the Delhi Metro accident site in South Delhi was on Tuesday opened for one-way traffic from Moolchand to Nehru Place. Water and power supply to the area are yet to be restored. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chief E Sreedharan visited the accident site on Tuesday...
  • Don't go to US says Govt as swine flu spreads June 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Suspend your travel plans to the US, a worried Health Minister cautioned Indians on Monday. Union Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "There are so many nice places to see in India. I request people to postpone their travel plans, especially to educational institutes in the US for...
  • Credible India! Govt tries PR to woo panicky tourists June 6, 2009

    New Delhi: United States’ travel advisory to its citizens against travel to India and Pakistan has worried the Indian Ministry of Tourism. The Government feels that the warning is unwarranted and has already swung into damage control with a widespread PR exercise. The Ministry has reportedly told missions to...
  • India upset over US advisory June 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Hafiz Saeed, the terror mastermind behind 26/11 in Mumbai and the Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief was released two days ago by a Lahore court for want of evidence. In view of this, the United States has issued a travel advisory for India and Pakistan. The country has warned its citiizens...
  • Govt says India safest, will ask US to withdraw advisory June 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram said India is "safer than many other countries in the world" and New Delhi will try to persuade Washington to withdraw such an advisory. He was reacting to an 'Urgent Warden Message' posted on American Embassy website which cautioned American citizens in India. "The United States...
  • Don't travel to India: US issues advisory June 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Two days after the Lahore high court set Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed free, Indian intelligence sources fear terrorists may be regrouping o plan a major strike on India. This report is being taken very seriously by authorities in the United States who issued a travel advisory on Monday,...
  • Swine flu spreads in US, India issues travel advisory April 28, 2009

    New Delhi: The Indian government has issued travel advisories to its citizens who are traveling to the US, Mexico and Canada. The World Health Organization has declared Swine Flu outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern." Up to 103 people have died of the disease in Mexico alone while more...