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.
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
A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.
General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :
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.
If you love speed, then jet skiing is the best water sport in the Andamans for you. Feeling the thrill as you zip through the waves in a criss-cross way would definitely be an amazing experience. It will be even more memorable and charming when the cool wind and ocean water will be sprinkled all over your face. The skilful experts will familiarise you with the basics of jet skiing once you reach there. And after the training session, you will zoom through the challenging sea waters and hustle against the breeze. This will surely satisfy adrenaline junkies’ hunger for adventure. Jet skiing definitely stands out among all the water sports in Andaman Islands. However, it is affected by weather conditions. It should not be done during a heavy downpour or a storm; otherwise it would be highly dangerous. Therefore, before heading out to enjoy this superb activity, don’t forget to check the weather conditions first. And for your own safety, don’t stand up while driving the jet ski.
If you are looking for a high adrenaline rush, then jet skiing is an ideal activity for you. You can choose to go with an expert or on your own. If going alone, then you should be able to handle the speeding jet skiing, over the waves. A jet ski is a jet-powered water scooter that gets its velocity from a powerful engine. Professional assistance makes this sport safer. Children as well as adults can do this water activity easily. Before the ride, everyone is given a life jacket and proper instructions. The lucky riders can even spot sea turtles and dolphins! Jet skiing is sure to give you complete worth for your money.
Best place to do: Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex
Level of difficulty: Medium
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