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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#5 of Top 11 Water Sports in the Andaman Islands: Kayaking

Date : 19 Nov 2020

This water activity is especially for those travellers who are nature lovers. Paddle your way through the backwaters of the Andamans during this activity and explore the mesmerising sounds and lovely sights of the tropical mangrove forest. Along with the guidance of an expert, you will also be provided with a gear, equipment, and a life jacket while you go for this soulful water sport. While making your way to the mangroves, find solace in listening to the birds chirping and enjoy the peacefulness of the surroundings. Capturing the beauty of this splendid place in your camera would be a great thing to do here. The whole activity is especially loved by photographers owing to the breathtaking splendor. If you are looking for some adrenaline rush, then kayaking in Andaman Island is the perfect choice for you. Kayaking through the gorgeous surroundings and exploring the rich diversity of the mangroves would be an unforgettable experience for sure. 

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are popular all over the country for picturesque shorelines and unmatched greenery. Kayaking through the middle of lush green mangroves is the best way to experience natural beauty on the islands. This water sport is both- relaxing and exhilarating. The narrow water path is shaded by dense forests and mangroves. You will also see a number of birds while kayaking. One can have all kinds of kayaking experience on this island. You can enjoy the up-close wonders of unexplored waters from cyan-colored crystal-clear lagoons to the wild green waters of dense mangrove forests. Night kayak trips and Bioluminescence kayaking- both are available here and you are sure to have an exhilarated experience if you choose to go on any one of these. You can cherish these memories for lifelong. 

Best places to do: Havelock Island and Mayabunder

Level of difficulty: Low

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