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Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Air Pollution in India (Delhi)

07 Nov 2016

According to a media reportLink of 6 November 2016 the Indian government has declared that severe levels of toxic air pollution in Delhi have caused an emergency situation. The level of pollutants have reached over 16 times what is considered a safe limit and hospitals in the city have reported increased admissions of people suffering respiratory diseases.

In response, schools, construction sites and a coal fired power station will be temporarily closed.

Advice for Travellers

High levels of air pollution may aggravate bronchial, sinus or asthma conditions. Children, the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions may be especially affected.

Travellers intending to Dehli in the near future should check with the The
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Link (FCO) for the most up-to-date information.