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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Chidiya Tapu Beach

Chidiya Tapu Beach
Date : 04 Aug 2021

One of the most famous tourist destinations in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu Beach is an amazing place to explore. Spend a few hours at this stunning place if you are on a trip to the islands. A haven for bird watchers, Chidiya Tapu Beach is known for its diverse range of birds. Indigenous and migratory birds can be seen flying high in the skies here. That’s why if you are an enticing nature lover or a wildlife enthusiast, then you should include this place in your Port Blair travel itinerary. It is a treasure trove of thick forests and stunning views of the ocean. 

Since you are there, you can also visit Chidiya Tapu Biological Park. At this biological park that was established in 2001, you can witness the rich biodiversity that comprises beautiful tropical flora and fauna of the Andamans. It aims towards the study and conservation of different species of animals and plants that are found only here. Covered with dense green jungles, the place provides natural habitat to the animals. It overflows with natural beauty and charm.

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One of the most famous tourist destinations in the Andaman Island, Chidiya Tapu Beach is great place to unwind. Spend a couple of hours at this serene beach to rejuvenate yourself. It is majorly famous for its wide variety of birds and thus, it is a paradise for bird watchers. The clear skies here get decorated by indigenous and migratory birds. Nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers should definitely visit this beach when in Port Blair as they will get to see endemic and endangered species of plants and animals in their natural habitat.

  • Timings: 10 am to 5 pm, open from Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays
  • Time required: Two to three hours
  • Entry fee: Rs. 20 for Indians and Rs. 50 for foreigners

There are many hidden gems in Chidiya Tapu that you may otherwise miss. Thus, it is recommended that you get yourself a guide. In just Rs. 1500, you will get to know all the relevant details of the place. 



Chidiya Tapu Beach is a treasure trove of thick forests and gorgeous views of the azure ocean. At every turn, you are welcomed by the jaw-dropping views of the thick lush green blanket and cobalt seawaters. The dense mangroves cover the entire island and the peaceful aura gives you a sense of peace. If you want to take a break from your hectic lifestyle back in your hometown, then don’t forget to take a stroll through the verdant jungles here. 

A must-see island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands that promises to make your vacation super special is Chidiya Tapu Island. The corals spread over this extensive region are majestic. You can spot different fishes on the coral reef. While you are here, you can appreciate the natural beauty of the whole region. If you are a nature lover or marine life enthusiast, then you will be amazed to see this extremely appealing spot. 

Things to do

  • A paradise for nature enthusiasts, Chidiya Tapu is the perfect place for bird watching. The beach is popular all over India for being the best place to spot a wide variety of bird species. Some of them are endemic and endangered as well. Along with the indigenous ones, one can also see exotic migratory birds. 
  • Adventure lovers can indulge in various enthralling water activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, pearl hunting, boating, and undersea walking. 
  • A quiet picnic in the biological park will be an ideal getaway if you are holidaying with your family.
  • Chidiya Tapu is also famous as The Sunset Point. You should not miss the sight of colorful hues splashed around the sky in the evening. 

Water sports

Chidiya Tapu is an attractive option for adrenaline junkies. Its underwater sea life is very rich and it comprises colourful corals and vibrant marine creatures. You can try your hand at snorkeling or scuba diving if you want to witness the splendor of the underwater world. You can swim with majestic sea turtles, get caught in the whirlpool of tiny fishes, and explore the labyrinthine reefs under the ocean. You can also go for sea walking if you want an easier option. An experienced diver will be with you at all times under the water. So you are in safe hands.

Nearby hotels


There are several options for a luxurious stay if you have enough time in hand. An ideal blend of modern facilities and stunning views, Sea Princess Beach Resort is a great choice. The property is only fifteen kilometers from the island. Thus, you can go for sightseeing whenever you want. Hotel Blue Marlin is also a great choice if you are looking for spacious and airy rooms at an affordable price. If you are a luxury traveller, then you can stay at Comfort Inn Blue Waves where you will get a truly pampering stay. For backpackers, The North Reef is a cheap and cosy hotel. 

How to reach

From Port Blair: Located around 30 kilometers from Port Blair, Chidiya Tapu can be reached easily. You can take a bike and ride to reach the island. The serpentine road is known for spectacular views and lovely vistas. Appreciate the spellbinding beauty of the dense jungles, rolling hills, and the rocky beach of Kalapathar if you choose to take this route. A taxi can also be hired to reach Chidiya Tapu from the capital town.

From Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep): There is no direct route between Chidiya Tapu and Havelock Island, and you have to reach go there via Port Blair. There are many routes from Havelock Island to Port Blair such as taking a government tourist ferry that leaves thrice a week. You can also go there via an exciting helicopter ride that offers wonderful views of the islands. You can reach Chidiya Tapu Beach via a bike, taxi, or ferry once you reach Port Blair.

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