Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • A four week long curfew on the islands

    Updated: 26 May 2021

    There is an ongoing four-week long curfew on the island owing to rising COVID-19 cases.

  • Tourist attractions closed till further notice

    Updated: 29 May 2021

     Tourist attractions attracting large gatherings closed till further notice.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 29 May 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

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  • All passengers will be required to go through thermal screening.
  • All incoming passengers have to carry the RT-PCR negative test report issued from an ICMR approved lab. The test should have been taken within 48 hours. RT-PCR timeline begins from the swab collection time. Any passenger without it will be sent back to the origin. Also, handwritten reports are not acceptable.
  • Along with having the negative RT-PCR report, all incoming passengers will undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) upon arrival at designated testing centers that are located within two kilometers of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair.
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  • Activities attracting huge crowds such as the Light and Sound Show at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island and National Memorial Cellular Jail, water sports, beaches, and other such activities have been suspended across all three districts for another four weeks starting from May 20, 2021.
  • A new standard operating procedure for adventure water sports has been issued.
  • Travelling to North and Middle Andaman Islands, Nicobar group of islands, and Little Andaman Island is not allowed for tourism purposes as of now.
  • The ongoing night curfew has been extended by one hour from 9 pm to 5 am.
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  • Even if the test of the result conducted on arrival is negative, all passengers still have to home quarantine for a week.
  • Any passenger with a positive test result will be sent for institutional quarantine for further treatment.
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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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#4 of Top 11 Water Sports in the Andaman Islands: Snorkeling

Date : 19 Nov 2020

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are famous among adventure seekers owing to the diversity of water sports one can experience here. Having a multitude of activities available for one and all, no one can get bored on this little piece of paradise. Snorkeling is one such water sport that you should definitely try during your vacation here. The islands offer the best snorkeling experience in India owing to the clear visibility underwater and rich marine life. You can notice the colorful reefs of the ocean shining through your underwater goggles. You can have a look at the underwater life and the rarest corals while performing this activity in the Andaman Islands. All you need to do is just put on your mask and fins and gear up for the underwater dive. Before anything, a professional session of snorkeling will be conducted by experts. After that, you can take a dive and explore the unexplored. 

The moment you take a dip inside the water, you are sure to get mesmerised by the underwater kaleidoscopic colours and the quietude of the ocean. Moreover, there will be a guide to assist you at all times in case you face any problem. Snorkeling is known to have the perfect blend of fun and adventure. This splendid and exciting activity is a must-try in the Andaman Islands. Don’t hold yourself back and go for this activity when on this stunning island. It is counted among the best sports here. Just switch on your adventure mode and swim with colorful and cute fishes in the splendor of the sea. This activity is better than swimming and much more affordable than scuba diving. It takes you to the infinite underwater world without the requirement for any complex equipment. The best thing is that you don’t have to prepare anything in advance.

Best places to do: Elephant Beach, North Bay Beach, and Jolly Buoy

Level of difficulty: Medium

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