Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    From 3rd August 2021 Tourism activities re-open in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. In view of the steady decline in cases of COVID-19 in Andaman Nicobar Islands an order has been issued by the Director of Tourism Department today regarding reopening of all Tourism activities in South Andaman and North Middle Andaman District from today.

  • 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 subject to compulsory RAT testing for Andaman Trunk Road commuters which will be carried out at Forest check post on the spot / same day on payment of applicable charges

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

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

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  • The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based ICMR 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. 
  • 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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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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A Quick & Handy Travel Guide To Andaman Islands

Author : Andaman Travels
Date : 05 Oct 2020
Categories: Travel Guide

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.     

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