Safety in India



Safety:



We at Civic Concepts International prioritise the safety of our delegates. The facilitators and other members of the organising team shall escort the delegates throughout the period of the conference. The accommodation shall be arranged at a luxury hotel in a safe locality making it easy and safe for the delegates to explore the city and Indian culture.


In case you plan to arrive few days prior to the conference or stay back post conference to explore India, it is advisable to make your plans well in advance. We also recommend you to get in touch with one of the organising team members of IYLC India and we will try our best to help you make a travel plan, which is safe, adventurous and enjoyable. Ensure that you keep your travel documents (passport, travel insurance and tickets) and bank cards safe, particularly when travelling by bus or train or when passing through crowded streets. When travelling at late night, it is advisable not to do so alone and do it in the company of other co-delegates or member of the organising team.


The Delhi Metro is very wide, well-connected and safe. It operates till around midnight. One coach (the first from the front) of the metro is reserved for ladies, so we advise the female delegates to board the ladies coach. You may use the Delhi Metro for ease of commuting and to avoid the traffic. We would advise you to avoid certain metro stations that can get overwhelmingly crowded in peak hours – and we will provide the details of such metro stations on your arrival here. We also advise you to let one of the team members know before taking public transport, so that we can ensure that you get a hassle-free commute. If you wish to travel by road, it is highly advisable to avoid taking autorickshaws (tuk-tuks), since they are expensive and they often over-charge foreigners. Delhi has taxis, the two major ones being, Uber and Ola. You may consider using these two, as they are safer and cheaper.



Health:



It is highly recommended that you visit your health professional at least 4 to 6 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures.


Check the latest country-specific information and advice from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) on the TravelHealthPro website or from NHS (Scotland) on the fitfortravel website. Useful information and advice about healthcare abroad is also available on the NHS Choices website.


Also, do not forget to carry your regular medicines for fever, cough, cold, headache or any other allergies you are prone to. The IYLC team will be at your doorstep if you need any urgent medical attention.



Insurance:



We strongly recommend you obtain a travel insurance when you applying for your visa. In many cases, it is mandatory to have a travel insurance so as to obtain an Indian visa.



Food:



Please let us know your dietary requirements in advance so that we can cater them to the best.