Monday, September 7, 2009

Destination: INDIA

Well, we have done it, bought the tickets for our 78 day India Adventure! Sept 29 - Dec 16, 2009. We are planning to see a majority of this intriguing country with memories to last a lifetime.

So far we've gotten our shots & recommended medicine.
Thanks to MD Travel Health, and our doctors, we were ready for anything!


Recommended for all travelers to the states of Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram in the northeast

Hepatitis A

Recommended for all travelers


Recommended for all travelers


One-time booster recommended for any adult traveler who completed the childhood series but never had polio vaccine as an adult

Yellow fever

Required for all travelers arriving from or transiting through a yellow-fever-infected area in Africa or the Americas. Not recommended otherwise.

Japanese encephalitis

For travelers who may spend a month or more in rural areas and for short-term travelers who may spend substantial time outdoors in rural areas, especially after dusk

Hepatitis B

Recommended for all travelers


For travelers spending a lot of time outdoors, or at high risk for animal bites, or involved in any activities that might bring them into direct contact with bats

Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)

Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1956, if not previously given


Revaccination recommended every 10 years

Next thing on the list is insurance. We are planning on getting the whole package; medical, travel etc. Its around $350 with our travel agent, but will be worth it if tough times arise. Since we both haven't been to India yet, we think its better to be safe then sorry!

A great way to see what kind of insurance you need is getting a quote. I recommend RBC for Canadians.

We also still need to get our Canadian India Visa.

An Exciting Start!!


  1. I think you guys should consider for your travel insurance.

    Without knowing your exact specifications, I just did a quote for a Quebecan and it came in at $255. That would cover you for up to CAD $1,000,000 in medical expenses. I'm the author of — just in case you're worried I'm spamming!

  2. We just thought it best to book with our travel agent, $390 each, includes everything; medical, travel, accidental, everything. But thank you very much for your response :)

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