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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Baludera Beach at Baratang Island

Baludera Beach at Baratang Island
Date : 14 Oct 2021

An untouched beach in Baratang Island, you will not see any crowd at Baludera Beach. It is a hidden beach gem. Don’t forget to go for a refreshing swim all by yourself in low tide. It will offer you an energising beach experience. Also, you can indulge yourself in snorkeling in its warm green and blue waters. But let us tell you that the island has little tourist infrastructure. You will not find dive centers or snorkel rental places here. So, you have to bring your own snorkeling gear.

Our Package


Baludera Beach is perfect for relaxing and enjoying quality time while the wind touches your face. You can see the marvelous view of the sky meeting the water. Renting an eco-friendly hut at this beach and treating yourself to delicious drinks and seafood platter amidst magnificent natural gorgeousness is all the relaxation that you are looking for. And if you are an adventure lover, then you can go canoeing, snorkeling, swimming, and other such fun activities. These are offered with the proper equipment and certified instructors who ensure that you have a great time.



Baludera Beach is a gorgeous beach that is just ten kilometers away from Nilambur Jetty. It is hidden away from the hustle-bustle of city life. After reaching there, you will see a serene curved sand bay twisted with verdant mangrove trees on one side and old fallen trees on the other. Its warm water is perfect for cooling you down after a long day of sightseeing. Mostly, only a few tourists end up here and locals visit there only on weekends for family picnics. So there are great chances that you will have the whole beach to yourself. The facilities are limited and you will find only a couple of shops there. So if you are planning to stay for a while, then carry your own food and water.

Things to do

Baludera Beach is ideal for swimming. One can also simply enjoy sunbathing here. Families prefer this beach for picnics. Speaking of exciting water activities, snorkeling is something that you should definitely try here. 

Water sports

Snorkeling is one of the most popular water activities in the world. In India, the Andaman Islands are known for having the best spots. The Andamans are surrounded by underwater coastal belts, which are home to a dense ecosystem of coral reefs and formations. A good chunk of visitors is attracted to the isles owing to excellent diving opportunities.

The unique topography of Baludera Beach makes the snorkeling experience hard to get anywhere else. The alive and untouched corals here are home to the world’s most vivacious marine dwellers and fish that may pop out from the azure ocean and display a gorgeous scene around the snorkeler. The abundance of corals and fish often enclose the diver from all directions that is enough to leave him in wonder and awe. Thanks to the protection offered by the Andaman Administration.

Andaman Island Travels (AIT) is your one-stop destination if you are willing to have the snorkeling experience of a lifetime. Why explore only one place when you can have the best of the underwater world by going for snorkeling at multiple places? The Port Blair-based tour and travel company that takes you on a snorkeling safari wherein you can go for snorkeling at the top spots. You can choose from various options and get a package prepared by AIT’s expert staff exactly as per your requirements. With your snorkeling safari package, be sure of getting the best of the marine world.


Nearby hotels

“Where will we stay?” is one of the topmost concerns of everyone whenever we plan a vacation anywhere. Even seasoned travellers want to book such a property where they can feel comfort and safety. Every year, so many hotels and resorts come up, making it further confusing for us to decide where to book our stay that is within our budget as well.

Baludera Beach in Baratang Island is the perfect destination for those who love nature and adventure. Its natural charm is sure to take your breath away. However, it is also very important that you enjoy your stay here as well. Some people prefer a beachfront resort property while others want to stay in a hotel located in the main market. Keeping all these factors in mind, we present here the best properties near the beach:

  • Dew Dale Resort
  • Coral Creek Resort
  • Hotel Avis 

Booking a nice accommodation in Baratang Island is a bit expensive as well as tricky. Walk-ins are not welcomed here. Therefore, you should book your stay well in advance for a hassle-free experience.

Nearby restaurants 

Along with being a paradise of natural beauty, Baratang Island is a paradise of mouth-watering food as well. There are restaurants and food outlets on the island that are known for serving a wide variety of cuisines. While tripping around this tourist attraction, you have to try and taste lip-smacking authentic dishes to satisfy your taste buds at the following eateries:

  • AMS Restaurant
  • Deeya Baroi Hotel
  • Dew Dale restaurant
  • Jetty Hotel
  • Port Canteen
  • Sujath Bar & Restaurant

How to reach

From the Baratang Jetty, Baludera Beach lies nearly ten kilometers and you can reach there by road. One should hire a taxi at the jetty for a round trip as finding any transport is a bit difficult there. A government bus can also take you to the beach. There is no fixed schedule but a few rides per day are confirmed.

The best thing to do would be to make all your bookings through Andaman Island Travels. It will help you with your other reservations as well including ferries, etc. It is a one-stop destination for booking holiday packages and accommodations for families and couples. You can also book slots for water sports activities (scuba diving, snorkeling, etc.) here. It offers a wide range of services to its esteemed customers at discounted prices.

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