Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Runway Status for Port Blair Airport From October,22 to February, 23

    Updated: 19 Sep 2022
    From To Status























































  • 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

Read More Read Less
  • 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. 
Read More Read Less

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.
Read More Read Less

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.

Read More Read Less
  • 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.
Read More Read Less

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.

Read More Read Less

Anthropological Museum

Anthropological Museum
Date : 04 Aug 2021

When travelling to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, your first stop is Port Blair—the capital town. Though the nearby islands of this Indian union territory in the Bay of Bengal successfully allure the visitors, Port Blair is also popular for offering an ideal combination of nature and history. The vibrant town has various interesting museums for those tourists, who are willing to know more about culture, history, and tradition. One of the most famous tourist hotspots in Port Blair is the Anthropological Museum that focuses mainly on the indigenous tribes of the island.

Anthropological Museum is one of the most-visited and the best museums located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It highlights the informative and profound portrait of the island’s local community of tribes. These tribes are counted among one of the oldest in the world. The museum is located at the Middle Point in Port Blair (the capital town) and is a must-visit sightseeing place on the island for everyone, especially for history buffs. It is surely a delight to explore the life of Paleolithic Islanders there. Jarawa chest guard, shamanic sculptures, etc. are the major exhibits of the Anthropological Museum. Here, you can gain so much knowledge about the primordial eras of Jarawas, the Onges, the Sentinelese, the Shompens, the Andamanese, and the Nicobarese. Therefore, there is a myriad of reasons in include this museum to your Andamans travel itinerary. 

Our Package


There are specific timings to visit Anthropological Museum in Port Blair. You can go there from Tuesday to Sunday and from 9 am to 4:30 pm in the evening. You can gain knowledge about some of the most incredible facts about the Andaman and Nicobar Islands there. You can see various handicrafts, tools, weapons, photographs, clothing, crafts, etc. that date back to the olden times. Reaching there is also quite simple. Just catch an auto or a local bus to reach MG Road. The museum is located there itself. 

Anthropological Museum teleports you to an earlier era where you can dig deep in history. You can know a lot about the tribes, how those people live, their cultures, customs, and traditions. That is why this museum is very popular and attracts a lot of tourists every year. To explore the whole place properly, you will need at least two hours. Make sure to explore the section about Paleolithic Islander’s life. The best thing is that the entry ticket is very affordable. To take a tour inside the museum, adults will have to pay Rs. 10 whereas students have to pay Rs. 3 only.



Established in 1975, the Zonal Anthropological Museum in the Andamans is one of the best museums in Port Blair. This well-maintained museum features the history of the island’s local tribes. The six main tribes native to the island are Onges, Sentinelese, Jarawas, Andamanese, Shompens, and Nicobarese. There is not so much information available about them as these maintain minimal contact with the world. No visitor is allowed to enter the tribal areas and special permission has to be taken for the same. Therefore, if you are curious about knowing their way of living, then this museum will tell you a lot.

  • Timings: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The museum is closed on Monday.
  • Entry fee:
  • Adults: INR 10
  • Student (with ID): INR 3
  • Camera: INR 20

Things to do

One to two hours are sufficient to take a complete tour of the Anthropological Museum in Port Blair. Mentioned-below are some of the things to do there:

  • Know about the life of Paleolithic Islanders.
  • Watch the various exhibits including shamanic sculptures, Jarawa chest guard. and more.
  • Handicrafts, arts and crafts, tools, photographs, weapons, clothing, etc. dating back to the older times are some of the most interesting items to observe here.
  • You can also watch short films and documentaries made on the lives of these tribes, their social traditions, and the culture of this union territory. 
  • Observe the way of living of the tribal people with the help of the displayed models that are made up of hay and clay. They showcase the kind of ornaments they wore, the utensils they use, the houses they lived in, and so much more.
  • You can visit the souvenir shop of the museum and buy informative and interesting books and journals along with more such items. 

Nearby hotels


Whether you are on a budget trip or a luxurious vacation in Andaman Islands, properties Anthropological Museum in Port Blair cater to all requirements when it comes to accommodation. It is highly recommended that you make your booking in advance as the prices may shoot up during peak season and the best places will get full. 

  • Low Budget- INR 500- 3000 (per night)
  • Mid-range- INR 4000- 8000 (per night)
  • Premium stays- INR 9000- 12000 (per night)

Some of the best hotels and resorts near the Anthropological Museum in Port Blair are as follows:


  • Hotel Kavitha Regent
  • Hotel Shreesh
  • Hotel Rhishabh


  • Sun Sea Resort
  • Hotel TSG Emerald View
  • Hotel NK International
  • Hotel Holiday Inn
  • Hotel Blue Sea
  • J Hotel 
  • Hotel Blue Mmarlin


  • Hotel Aparupa
  • Hotel Sentinel
  • Peerless Sarovar Portico
  • The North Reef
  • Hotel Silver Spring
  • Hotel TSG Grand
  • Hotel SR Castle
  • Hotel Luxor Grand


  • Sea Shell Resorts
  • ITC Fortune Resort Bay Island
  • Keys Select Hotel Aqua Green
  • Sea Princess Beach Resort

How to reach

Reaching the museum is very easy. It is located on the MG Road in Port Blair. You can take a bus, auto, or any other transport to reach there from anywhere in the city. To reach Port Blair, flights are available from all the major cities of India. If you are willing to travel via water, then passenger ships are available from Chennai, Kolkata, and Visakhapatnam. However, taking a flight is the most convenient and comfortable option. 

Book Your Andaman Holidays With Our Travel Experts

Enquiry Now