Potential for political violence in Punjab, India

Due to political tensions leading up to February 4, 2017 state elections in Punjab, the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has warned of possible violence or terrorist attacks.

Note: Foreign tourists will be able to exchange foreign currency or old notes of not more than 5,000 rupees per week into legal tender until January 31, 2017.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be aware of political tensions and events. Avoid any large public gatherings or rallies due to the risk of violence.

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