Travel Advice from the Destination Services Team at ABTA Ltd

The FCO have updated the travel advice for India with an update to the Summary – Heavy rains and cyclone forecast for Tamil Nadu. The overall level of the advice has not changed. The relevant extract of the advice is below for your reference:

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 against all but essential travel to Imphal, the state capital of Manipur. See Local travel

The FCO advise against all travel to Jammu and Kashmir with the exception of (i) travel within the cities of Jammu and Srinagar, (ii) travel by air to the cities of Jammu and Srinagar, (iii) travel between these two cities on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, and (iv) travel within the region of Ladakh. The tourist destinations of Phalgam, Gulmarg and Sonamarg fall within the areas to which the FCO advise against all travel. See Local travel and Terrorism


There is currently very heavy rainfall over the north coastal Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry which is expected to continue for the next 24-48 hours. Isolated heavy rainfall is also expected in south coastal Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala. The wind speed could increase to 55 km per hour and a cyclonic storm is forecast to make landfall by the evening of Monday 9 November. Local authorities have declared 9 November a public holiday; transport and other local services are likely to be disrupted. See Natural disasters

View the travel advice in full here: