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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A Quick & Handy Travel Guide To Andaman Islands

Author : Andaman Travels
Date : 05 Oct 2020
Categories: PORT BLAIR

Port Blair

The capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair is popular for its rich history and natural beauty. The city boasts of a number of spellbinding tourist-friendly places that are gorgeous and awe-inspiring. Here, you can enjoy clear blue waters, lush greens, diverse cultural history, etc. Apart from exploring the city, you can also go for sightseeing at the incredible attractions located in nearby tiny islands.

When in Port Blair, you can visit the below-mentioned places as per your convenience: 

  1. Cellular Jail
  2. Corbyn Cove Beach
  3. Ross Island & North Bay Island
  4. Anthropological Museum
  5. Samudrika Marine Museum 
  6. Marina Park & Fisheries Museum
  7. Chatham Saw Mill
  8. Japanese Bunkers
  9. Chidiyatapu Beach
  10. Sagarika Museum
  11. Zoological Survey of India Museum
  12. Forest Museum
  13. Wandoor Beach & Mahatma Gandhi National Park
  14. Viper Island
  15. Jolly Buoy & Red Skin Island
  16. Mount Harriet 
  17. Collinpur Beach
  18. Badabalu Beach 
  19. Cinque Island
  20. Flat Bay 
  21. Sippighat Agricultural Farm
  22. Campbell Bay National Park
  23. Murugan Temple

Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

Havelock Island is straight out of a fairytale! It has a picture-perfect look owing to its clear blue waters and white sand beaches that are lined with Mahua trees. The island promises you a perfect blend of adventure and scenic beauty with the long treks and fascinating backwaters. 

For foodies- When in Havelock Island, don’t forget to try mouth-watering samosas! If you are looking for pocket-friendly yet delicious meals, then there are tiny local restaurants serving healthy Indian thalis at affordable rates. If you are allergic to or not fond of seafood, then there are various local joints also that offer Italian, Thai and Continental cuisine.

When in Havelock Island, you can visit the below-mentioned places as per your convenience and time available: 

  1. Radhanagar Beach
  2. Kalapathar Beach
  3. Elephant Beach
  4. Neil’s Cove 

Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep)

Andaman Island has some of the most scenic spots for travel and nature lovers. The entire island is amazingly gorgeous but there is one place that nature lovers and beach bums never miss- Neil Island. If Andaman Island is a crown, then Neil Island is its most precious gem! Your search ends at Neil Island if you are looking for surreal natural surprises. It is home to thriving biodiversity, unexploited coral reefs, white sandy beaches, adventurous experiences, a notable population of birds and animal life, and a lot more. Some of the prettiest beaches in Andaman Islands are located here. The scenic beaches boast of white sands and uninterrupted views of the clear blue skies.

You can include the following places in your itinerary when you visit Neil Island:

  1. Bharatpur Beach
  2. Laxmanpur beach
  3. Sitapur Beach 
  4. Natural Bridge

Baratang Island

Are you planning to have a wonderful vacation in Andaman Islands- the most beautiful union territory of India? If you want to do something different and rare that not many people do, then you should keep at least one day for Baratang Island. Known for its natural wonders, the island has impressive and dense mangrove creeks that endow it with unique splendor. The first gateway up north from the capital city, it is located between Middle and South Andaman Islands. You need a full day to explore and praise its beauty. This popular one-day destination features fascinating tidal swamp forests that are hard to see anywhere else.