The ICC Mens Cricket World Cup 2023 will take place between 5 October and 19 November 2023 in India.
The potential health risks will vary between individuals attending the World Cup depending on individual health risk factors, the amount of time spent in India, varying infection-related risks across the country, planned leisure pursuits and if onward travel to another destination is scheduled.
Travellers planning to travel to India for the World Cup should:
The pre-travel consultation provides a good opportunity to check a traveller is up to date with UK schedule vaccines. In the past, large gatherings of people including at sporting events, have been responsible for the transmission of highly infectious diseases such as measles and influenza.
Crowding around stadiums and public transport increases the risk of both respiratory and gastrointestinal illness.
Arthropod-borne diseases are a potential risk in India.
Excessive alcohol and/or drug use can lead to an increase in risk-taking behaviours which may lead to incidents such as accidents and/or injuries occurring.
The temperature in India can exceed 30’ C.
For further information on disease risks, other health risks and vaccination advice, see the India country page.
Travellers should be advised that if they become unwell in the weeks/months after travel, particularly with a fever, flu-like symptoms, rash and/or diarrhoea, they should seek prompt medical advice, and ensure they mention their travel history to the health professional.