Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Runway Status for Port Blair Airport From October,22 to February, 23

    Updated: 19 Sep 2022
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  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    Andaman Tourism Opens: The Andaman & Nicobar administration has announced that all tourist spots in the South Andaman district will be opened for tourism activities with immediate effect 8 Feb 2022.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

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

  • What is the advisory to travel to North & Middle Andaman District?

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    The tourists are allowed to visit Baratang/North & Middle Andaman on production of double dose covid certificate/ All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report

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  • All asymptomatic fully vaccinated persons coming to these islands from mainland are exempted from the requirement of carrying RT-PCR negative test report,irrespective of the type of vaccine received and country of origin. Such fullyvaccinated individuals shall produce the final vaccination certificate at the origin airport, sea port in the mainland and at Port Blair Airport / sea port.
  • Alt asymptomatic children below 5 years of age are exempted from carrying RT-PCR negative test report and further RT-PCR testing at Port Blair Airport.
  • All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report to travel to Port Blair from the mainland, as is the practice now. Such an RT-PCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to commencement of journey from the origin airport connecting Port Blair. Such passengers will also have to undergo additional RT-PCR test on arrival at Port Blair. Such passengers shall remain in self-quarantine till the arrival of the test report.
  • If a passenger on arrival is tested positive then, the prescribed quarantine protocol is to be followed.
  • All Airlines shall ensure strict compliance of this order and observance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Any non-compliance shall invite action under Disaster Management Act and other applicable laws. 
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General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :

  1. The Tourism Activities are permitted only in South Andaman & North & Middle Andaman District except Nicobar District.
  2. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with home co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years advised not to travel for tourism purposes.
  3. Tourists/Visitors who are at higher risk due to some medical history are advised to take extra precautions.
  4. Tourists/visitors shall minimize contact with other staff and visitors as far as possible and zero contact policy should be followed at all tourist destinations.
  5. All tourists/visitors shall be briefed by the hotel concerned about do’s & don’ts to be mandatorily followed during their stay and movements.
  6. While travelling tourists/visitors should wear a face mask and carry their own sanitizer and wet wipes for personal use.
  7. At all tourist destinations, staff must wear face masks and wash/sanitize hands regularly while performing their duties.
  8. Arogya Setu App shall be mandatory for all incoming tourists/visitors.
  9. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly after use.
  10. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&%N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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What are the guidelines for testing for tourists coming to Andaman after August 03 2021?

On arrival at Port Blair :

1. The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based 1CMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. (For e.g. if the tourist takes a flight from Delhi at 0600 hrs. on 1st September, 2021, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken not before 0600 hrs. on 30th August, 2021).

2. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in
institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rates as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid-19 care centre on case-to-case basis.

3. Tourists may also have to undergo random Rapid Antigen Test conducted from time to time on payment basis as prescribed by A8N Administration.

What if the tourists test positive after arriving at the Andaman Islands?

If the tourists tests positive during their stay in the Islands, he/she will need to undergo institutional isolation as per existing health protocols. The
cost of such isolation for govt. facility will be paid by the tourists as fixed by the administration from time to time.

If the patient wants to stay at hotels, he/she can stay in the hotels if all the conditions below are met:

a) Patients are not symptomatic and not more than 60 years old.
b) Request/ undertaking is made by patient in writing.
c)lf allowed by doctors.

Hotels will make necessary arrangements to designate a part of their rooms for institutional isolation for this purpose.

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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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5 Easy Ideas To Plan Your Perfect Summer Wedding

5 Easy Ideas To Plan Your Perfect Summer Wedding
Date : 24 Feb 2021
Categories: Travel Guide

The weather is warm, the days are long, and flowers are in full bloom, summer truly is a magical time of the year. After saying yes to the love of your life, you might be in the process of finalising a wedding date. But it doesn’t just stop there. Does it? You have yet to decide upon the shenanigans. Right from the decor to the cuisine served, there’s a lot that needs your attention while planning a wedding. Summer weddings have their charm, and we are here to bring you up to speed. What if we tell you that we have some fun and easy ideas that will make your wedding, unique, interesting, and a picture-perfect affair? Unconventional is the new conventional. Destination weddings are just another trend that became a norm after grabbing attention for their intimate and memorable take on weddings. So, let us begin at the beginning.

1. Take Vows At A ‘Cool’ Destination

Summers are a perfect time to sip on a pina colada while sunbathing on a beach. Well, imagine a beach wedding, under the shade of palm trees, and the perfect sound of the waves crashing against the shore, leaving little shells behind. Summer weddings can be a sultry affair when you are in the wrong place at the wrong time. With the right venue in hand, to get hitched and lo and behold, your summer wedding might just become a tale of its times. Though the first destination that pops in anyone’s head at the mention of the beach, is Goa, here is another place that is just right for a summer wedding. We agreed to take the unconventional route, did we not? Andamans in all its glory, with its exotic backdrop, crystal clear waters and famed beaches can be ideal for your D-day. A treasure trove of exquisite vistas, Andaman is full of things that can make you go gaga. Don’t you want a wedding that is as incredible and unique as you? Well, what better way to ensure that by deciding to take vows at a place we would like to call 'a little slice of paradise'! As songwriter Van Morrison says and we quote, "Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly."

2. Turn Your Outdoor Function Into A Pool Party!

An Indian wedding hardly is what you call a day’s affair. Unlike English weddings, our celebration lasts up to three to four days; to say the least. One of the days hosts functions for either Haldi or Mehndi or both combined. The best way to have an outdoor day-function in summers and literally not get fried in the heat is to turn it into a pool party. Summers are yet another chance of plunging into the waters and taking a chill pill. What better way to celebrate your Mehndi or Haldi, dancing to the pop chartbusters while playing in the pool with your friends and cousins? The photos during the function will definitely give out some major Bollywood vibes! It sure is a way to notch things up a little. With a poolside bar and a DJ on board, the guests are going to love it. And, so are you!

3. Take your cocktail party on a cruise!

While some wedding ceremonies revolve around the family, some functions are a treat, especially for your friends and cousins. A cocktail or an engagement party sounds like one of them. What can your cocktail party have in common with some dope Bollywood party songs, other than the drinks and glamour? Well, how do you like the idea of a cocktail cruise party? Andamans is a delight in summer. Owing to the star-studded night sky, the ocean below transforms into a shimmering sea of stars. With a live DJ, cocktails, mocktails, seafood cuisine, and your guests on board, the cruise will be ready to set sail in the evening. Put your dancing shoes on and swing to the tunes of your favourite dance number! Your close ones, a cruise, a celebration, hmm, where have we heard a song for that? Hint Hint, our pick for the same has to be, Gallan Goodiyan! What do you say?

4. Choose a unique theme!

Theme plays the most crucial role in a wedding. Choose breezy and fresh summer hues for the decor. The flowers can be arranged according to the season, adding a touch of summer in the ambience. You can also play around the idea of shells and sand while sending out the wedding invitation. Basically, you can experiment a whole lot with the theme and colours. While the attire most couples go with for a wedding is traditional, that doesn’t mean you can’t try different outfits for other functions. Experiment with breezy, flowy, breathable fabric and style. Remember, the backdrop is exotic on its own, and the right theme in hand might just accentuate everything.

5. Try your hand at water activities

Andamans and adventure go hand in hand. When the wedding preparations get a little overwhelming at times, there is no harm in letting go for a while and taking in your surroundings (we mean nature and not the chatter) to feel at ease. Even the guests might find themselves looking for ways to blow off some steam. What better way to this, than by indulging in a little aqua adventure? The vast ocean seduces you to take a dip and traverse the world of corals and fishes underwater. On your visit to Andamans, you have snorkelling, scuba diving, parasailing, undersea walking, speed boating, and kayaking at your fingertips. Might we also recommend an underwater photo shoot for the couple? You are welcome.

To plan your fairytale wedding in Andaman, get in touch with us and drop an inquiry here. Andaman Island Travels have been hosting events and weddings in Andaman and will connect with you at the earliest to understand your requirements. Congratulations and cheers! We would love to hear from you.

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