The western world has issued a warning to all travellers heading to India in the immediate future after Saturday’s blasts at a popular tourist location in Pune.
The UK, US and Australia have all renewed their travel advisories against India, and encouraged tourists to stay away from the area until the drama has settled down.
Nine people died at a German Bakery after an explosion went off inside the building. Three of the people were foreigners.
On Monday the UK advisory put out a bold statement saying that while the “overall level of travel advice to British citizens has not changed, we advise against all or all but essential travel to specific regions of India.”
“There is a high general threat from terrorism throughout India,” the advisory said.
“Recent attacks have targeted public places including those frequented by westerners and expatriates. You should exercise particular caution around major national holidays.”
Meanwhile, the US government also told its citizens to be alert to “the continued possibility of terrorist attacks in India as it continues to receive information that terrorist groups may be planning attacks in India”.
In Australia the government posted a statement on its website asking citizens to “exercise a high degree of caution in India at this time because of the high risk of terrorist activity by militant groups”.
Despite the recent advisories by leading Western nations, the Indian Government remains calm and believes the warnings are only standard procedures and are not worrying just yet about the potential damages it could cause tourism in their country.