India is known for being a colourful, multicultural melting pot with a huge variety of markets, churches, festivals and its famous fish curry. Visitors to India deserve to enjoy these experiences, but instead can suffer holiday ruining illness.
Many holidaymakers travelling to India may experience a holiday of a lifetime, however it is an unfortunate fact that cases of avoidable holiday illness have been reported.
Cases of holiday illness in India have included reports of symptoms such as diarrhoea and vomiting, some visitors have reported low standards of hygiene, dirty swimming pools and undercooked food. Holidaymakers are advised to avoid foods that are not cooked thoroughly or have been re-heated incorrectly.
Although all holiday makers visiting India are advised to drink only bottled water, if the hotels swimming pool is poorly maintained this can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.
Whilst staying in India it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:
- Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
- Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
- Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- Avoid street food.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to India will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment.
It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday to India, get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.
We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.