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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Andaman Island Tourism

Date : 12 Nov 2020
Categories: Travel Guide

Syrupy apples floating in Blue Curacao, that is what the Andaman and Nicobar Islands look from a distance. The archipelago that defines the 3 S’s in India- Snorkelling, Surfing, Scuba diving, Andaman Island is home to hundreds of beaches, each one of which is more picturesque than the others in its unique way. Consequently, it is no surprise that some of these beaches even rank among the most beautiful beaches in Asia. If you are seeking breathtaking vistas, surreal surroundings, and a laid back atmosphere, you are spoilt for choice on Andaman Islands. 


The exotic landscape of Radhanagar Beach and Vijayanagar Beach is enough to sweep you off your feet the moment you set your eyes on these beauties. But, Andaman Island is more than what meets the eye. Multiple beaches feature shallow coral reefs brimming with exotic species of aquatic flora and fauna which makes them perfect for underwater activities like sea walking, snorkelling and scuba diving. 


Andaman Island features thrilling watersports like snorkelling, sea walks and scuba diving amongst several others in many of the islands' beaches, hence calling adventure fanatics from far and wide. Visitors would also enjoy their time basking in the sun on the white sandy beaches overlooking the azure blue waters while sipping on a refreshing drink. 


Located in the Bay of Bengal, the area encompassed by these islands is 8249 square kilometres of which 8211 square kilometres is rural. The archipelago is blessed with lush flora including evergreen tropical rainforest canopy making it a clear choice of holiday for nature lovers. These forests encompass an assorted jumble of Indian, Malaysian and indigenous floral stretches that attract a lot of wildlife lovers.

With more than 2000 varieties of plants, these islands have an abundance of fauna, and around 50 species of forest mammals are found here among which 26 rat species and 14 bat species are primarily notable. Other prominent mammal species that can be spotted here are the wild pig, deer, feral elephants. Coral reefs and marine life of this archipelago is a notable factor attracting the tourists from all around the blue planet.

An ideal destination for family vacations, honeymoon couples as well as solo travellers, Andaman Island is one of those destinations that has in store something for everyone. There are a plethora of things to do here, thus making the trip delightful and utterly gratifying. History buffs also have ample to explore. Some of the places that make it to almost every Andaman Islands itinerary are Neil Island, Havelock Island, Long Island, Cellular Jail, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Anthropological Museum, Indira Point, Car Nicobar, Katchal, etc.


There is indeed no scarcity of adventure in Andaman Islands as it offers a multitude of adventure sports. The top attractions for thrillseekers here are Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Camping, Surfing, and Trekking. A perfect destination for sightseeing and shopping, the landscapes and equipped with beautiful markets. In addition to this, Port Blair celebrates the Island Tourism Festival for 15 days between December and February drawing tourists from all across the world.


If you are stuck with a monotonous routine and a dull life, a visit to Andaman Island is enough to cheer you up by throwing some vibrant shades to your palette. Being in Andaman Island feels like being in a different world altogether, that is far away from the world that lacks peace and simplicity. Spending some days here is a great way to let your heart heal, to let your body relax, to let your mind heal, and to let your soul revive the lost strength.


Thanks to a comprehensive list of paradisiacal beaches, pleasant climate, friendly folks and a wonderful ambience, Andaman Island is one of the most sought after honeymoon destinations in Asia. It is also an ideal choice for newlyweds due to the presence of various luxury hotels and resorts  in Andaman Island that offer honeymoon suites and remarkable experiences.


To create an unforgettable experience with the love of your life, you must go for one of our tailor-made Andaman honeymoon tours that take you to pristine beaches so that you can soak in the allure of nature and love in solitude. Cherishing numerous shades of the sky from dusk to dawn, savouring a romantic candlelight dinner on the beach under a blanket of stars, and a tender cruise ride in the seemingly endless Bay of Bengal - there is plenty for you to do in Andaman.

From children to grown-ups, from vacationers to explorers, from nature enthusiasts to thrillseekers - all of them return from Andaman Island elated and rejuvenated. In a nutshell, with diverse activities, breathtaking views, and of course, delectable seafood, Andaman Island is truly a treasure trove of experiences. Now that we have convinced you that there is no other holiday destination quite like Andaman Islands, it is time for you to convince your companion(s) and begin planning a trip to this tropical gem!

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