International Airfare – From Lost to Found Travel does not include international airfare from the U.S. to the Indian subcontinent in its stated trip costs. We have found that many of our trip participants prefer to search for low cost flights on their own, perhaps accepting a flight connection or two in exchange for a lower fare. Many of our travelers also participate in numerous frequent flier and loyalty programs and often want to utilize these benefits when making their flight arrangements. Nonetheless, sorting through all of your international flight options can be time consuming and confusing, thus we have partnered with Cranky Concierge to assist our clients with their international air arrangements (both paid and award travel).
Travel Insurance& Evacuation Services – We highly encourage travelers to purchase trip cancellation/interruption, baggage delay/loss, medical/security evacuation and supplemental medical expense insurance, and to include cancel-for-any-reason and pandemic coverage when available.In order to have a pre-existing medical conditions waiver and/or a cancel-for-any-reason waiver included in your plan, you must purchase your supplemental travel insurance within two weeks of making your initial trip deposit.We highly encourage you to include both of these waivers in your travel insurance policy.
Note - From Lost to Found Travel is not a licensed insurer, a designated insurance licensee, or an insurance expert. As per Pennsylvania insurance regulations, we recommend that you consult with licensed insurance or evacuation services vendors as part of any purchase decision.
We recommend Squaremouth for trip cancellation, trip interruption, baggage delay/loss and supplemental medical expense insurance. We recommend Global Rescue for best-in-class medical and security evacuation services.
Passports and Visas –All U.S. citizens traveling to India and Sri Lanka require a valid passport and tourist visa. Information on how to obtain or renew a U.S. passport can be found here. Travelers to India can apply for a one year or five year, multiple-entry tourist visa through the government's website locatedhere.Travelers to Sri Lanka can apply for a 30-day, double-entry tourist visa through the government's website located here. Travelers may also choose to utilize a third-party visa service such as G3 Visas & Passports, A. Briggs, VisaCentral or VisaHQ. These companies can also expedite the processing of passport applications for a fee.
Immunizations and Medications - Travelers to the Indian subcontinent may desire certain vaccinations and/or prescription medications to prevent or treat diseases for which they might be at risk.We strongly advise all travelers to consult with an experienced travel medicine clinic at least two months prior to leaving the U.S.If you need assistance finding a travel medicine clinic in your area, please visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here.
Potential pre-trip vaccinations include, but are not limited to, routine boosters for influenza, polio, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) and diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) and disease-specific immunizations for Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, meningococcal meningitis, pneumonia and COVID-19.The cost of these vaccinations will depend upon a number of factors, including the number and type required, your choice of health care provider and the type of health insurance you possess. Prescription medications that you may want to bring on your trip include anti-malarial drugs, antibiotics and drugs to prevent altitude sickness.
Covid-19 guidelines for international arrivals to India and Sri Lanka remain fluid and can change rapidly. In the past, entry requirements have included full vaccination with a WHO-approved vaccine or a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure from the U.S. Currently, the government of India reserves the right to test symptomatic arriving international passengers and potentially quarantine those who test positive. No testing is currently taking place upon arrival in Sri Lanka.
Traveler’s Health Notice - A number of factors make traveling on the Indian subcontinent more strenuous than traveling in the U.S.These factors include, but are not limited to: the hot, humid climate in many regions we visit; high levels of dust and pollution in the air; relatively poor road conditions; and exposure to foreign foods and water. Travelers should be in generally good health.It is critical that travelers with any medical problems or dietary restrictions make them known to us well in advance of their departure date.All personal medical information provided to us will be kept confidential.People with medical conditions should consult with their physician before traveling with us. Please see Destination Information for comprehensive health and safety information for India and Sri Lanka.