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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Amkunj Beach at Rangat Island

Amkunj Beach at Rangat Island
Date : 19 Oct 2021

Located in Nimbutala village at a distance of eight kilometers from Rangat, Amkunj Beach is not less than a tiny piece of heaven in Rangat Island. You can swim here and get a perfect tan along with complete peace of mind. It is a lovely place to sit and unwind on a bright sunny day. By the beachside, there are numerous eco-friendly sofa-like sit-outs, small round tables, and eco-huts that provide shade. For complete peace of mind, you can swim here and get the perfect tan along with a lot of Vitamin D under the sun. The beach will never fail to amaze you with its magical and adventurous experiences. There are incredibly a fair amount of things to do when you are there.

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Highlights of Amkunj Beach, Rangat Island

Rangat Island in the Andaman Islands has got a lot more to offer than you can imagine. You are sure to get a myriad of experiences there. Rangat Island is a very good example of an eco-tourism initiative in the Andamans.

The best time to visit Amkunj Beach is from October to March. The temperature remains between 23 and 30 degrees Celsius. During these months, the weather is pleasant and you will be saved from the scorching tropical summers at this time of the year. There are various eco-friendly facilities at the beach such as benches made of dead logs, eco-huts, and grooves. There are several exotic varieties of trees also. Educational and research tourists get attracted towards tree grooves on the bench.

If you want to have a picnic at the beach, then carry your own food and water as there are not many shops in the area. Swimming can be done there but you have to be very much cautious. The waters are shallow but the shoreline at the beach is rocky. So choose the place for swimming cautiously. If you visit Amkunj Beach in the summer season, then carry sunscreen and sunglasses to avoid sunburns. 

Highlights of Amkunj Beach, Rangat Island

Attractions in Amkunj Beach, Rangat Island

Also known as an eco-friendly beach on Rangat Island, Amkunj Beach has a rocky shoreline. So swimming is not recommended. However, you can enjoy strolling to witness its serenity. You can relax on the wooden benches near the shoreline and cherish the sight of waves coming up to the uneven terrain. Watching sunsets and sunrises at this beach is a highly recommended thing to do. These are also the best times to visit there. If you are lucky, then you even spot turtles at Amkunj Beach. 

On the undisturbed sands, you can simply sit in the quiet solitude and sunbathe for hours. Do not miss the opportunity of taking a walk as the evening sun sets down into the ocean. If you want to witness the marine world, then try your hand at snorkeling at Amkunj Beach. You will not be disappointed. Birdwatchers can explore and observe a number of exotic birds along with verdant mangrove trees. You can also visit the nearby Dhani Nallah and the Cutbert Bay Beach.

Attractions in Amkunj Beach, Rangat Island

Nearby Hotels in Amkunj Beach, Rangat Island

When it comes to accommodation, Rangat has a couple of basic stay options. As it is a rural part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and as mentioned, you should not expect any star category service or luxury from these properties. The hotels nearby Amkunj Beach in Rangat Island are as follows:

  • Hotel Avis 
  • Hotel Ross and Smith
  • Hawksbill Nest
  • Hotel UK Nest
  • Hotel Priya International
  • Hotel Laxmi Villa

The island has enough facilities for serving you while you are on a short stay. It is a hygienic and decent place.

Nearby Restaurant & Food Outlets in Amkunj Beach

Are you a foodie and looking for authentic Indian food during your stay in Rangat? If yes, then you can enjoy a nice meal at the following food joints: 

  • Bodhi Bengali Restaurant
  • Royal Restaurant
  • Sai Kripa
  • Aroma Restaurant

How to Reach Amkunj Beach, Rangat Island

Amkunj Beach is around 100 meters from the main road. Therefore, tourists can reach it from Rangat Island via any private transport. The open wide beach is nearly five minutes away from there.

Rangat is a 1070 square kilometers large island that falls right in the middle of the Andamans. Its gorgeous waterfall and beaches attract people from across the world. It is at a distance of 170 kilometers by road and 90 kilometers by sea from the capital city, Port Blair. You can easily enter Rangat from Port Blair and by ferries from Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), Long Island, and Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep). Rangat is a wonderful blend of nature’s most precious delights and offers once in a lifetime holiday experience. Owing to its clean environment, greenery, as well as unpolluted fresh air, nature lovers include Rangat in their travel itinerary. 

You can hire a private cab from Port Blair to reach Rangat. Neither you have to look for a return option nor would you have to hire any other public transport as the driver will be accompanying you from Port Blair. You can reach your hotel and go for sightseeing by cab itself. As your driver is a local of the Andaman Islands, he will be able to tell you about the place and takes you to various points of attraction. He can also suggest you the best places where you can eat, and he will also ensure that you visit all the places that you would want to see and return on time to Port Blair for your other travel plans. 

Hiring a private cab is the best option for those who have a fixed number of days to explore the Andaman Islands before they go back. The biggest relief is that you can book this service online before your vacation. Thus, it is the most stress-free option. The cab will pick you from your stay point and drop you back to your desired place after the completion of your trip. 

Contact Andaman Island Travels as it is the one-stop destination for all your bookings for any corner of the whole island.

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