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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Cinque Island

Cinque Island
Date : 04 Aug 2021

Do you know the Andaman Islands, the union territory of India located in the Bay of Bengal, comprise nearly 600 islands, islets, and rocks? Among these, only around 40 are inhabited to date. Along with major tourist attractions, there are so many other pristine islands also that are capable of mesmerising travellers from around the world. One of them is Cinque Island that promises 360-degree entertainment to you whether you are a history buff, a beach bum, or an adrenaline junkie. Here, you have the most fabulous photo opportunities, enthralling water sports activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and so many others, along with secluded destinations that are waiting to get explored by adventurers like you.

Let us expand your horizons giving you ideas about what all you can do here and make it a superb beach vacation. Here is a detailed guide to know more about Cinque Island and escape to the gorgeous land of white sandy beaches and azure waters. Are you ready to embark on the most incredible journey of your life? Just hop on!

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Cinque Island is known for its untouched coral reefs and turquoise waters. It is among the loveliest islands in the Andaman Islands. Adorned by the shimmering crystal clear waters and enclosed by the lush-green jungles, this island is a land of hidden treasure. With enormous diving options and lazing down at the white sandy beaches, there is a vast option for the water babies to enjoy and explore around. The hidden paradise of Cinque Island is yet to come into limelight for most of the people. Segregated into North Cinque and South Cinque Islands, it is an untouched beauty of the Andamans that every nature enthusiast must include in the travel itinerary. 

This part of the archipelago remains untouched and inhabited as it rests at a distance of 26 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital city. This island is further divided into North and South Cinque islands. It is located between the Passage and Duncan Island towards the north side. These islands also share boundaries with Wandoor Marine National Park. It is a charming experience to explore this place. Cinque Island is home to the beautiful surroundings along with some of the rich and exotic marine life which includes coral reefs, fishes and turtles, and starfishes. 



If you crave sunny skies, white silky sand beaches, azure waters and swaying trees, then Cinque Island is the best travel destination for you in India. It is better to leave for the island in the early morning and spend the whole day. You can indulge yourself in some enthralling activities and return in the evening. The island is a tropical region. In order to make sure that your skin is saved from getting tanned, keep a sunscreen, swimsuit, extra set of clothes along with basic medications. 

Cinque Island enjoys a tropical climate and thus, it is a year-round destination. It is an amazing travel destination for all kinds of people. It is a perfect spot for both- adrenaline junkies and nature lovers. If you want to enjoy each and everything here, then make sure that you visit it when the weather is pleasant so that you can try all the water sports as well. October to May is a good time to visit this place, as during this time, you can go for all the enthralling activities as well as relax at the azure beaches without stressing about rain. Make the most of your beach holiday by relaxing at the pristine beaches, trying the local cuisine, and indulging in various water activities. 

Cinque Island is a hub of water adventure sports. You can do so many activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, etc. along with exploring the untouched beauty of marine life. 

P.S. Quick medical facilities are available in Cinque Island despite being inhabited. The tour operators carry a first aid kit in case of emergencies. Also, the island is close to the Gandhi Marine National Park that makes it easily accessible to medical aid. In case of special medications, it is highly recommended to carry your own medicines in order to avoid any mishap.



Being a traveller, one of the primary thoughts in one’s mind is ‘Does this place have enough engaging and enthralling activities to keep me occupied happily?” When you think of Cinque Island, the loveliest part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the answer to this question is a resounding ‘Yes!”. The island is a piece of paradise on earth and a perfect destination for solo travellers, especially if you are a nature lover or an adrenaline junkie. If you love to explore places on your own, then a visit to Cinque Island is likely to be the most unforgettable and awesome trip on your travel list. Its beauty and magnificence are appreciated all across the world owing to its oozing gorgeousness. 

Cinque Island is a highly preferred travel destination among honeymooners and families because of its natural marvels. But you should know that the island has a lot to offer to a solo traveller as well. The place is extremely safe for everyone. Let’s dive right into its awesomeness and see how you can have the best time here during your vacation. 

Water sports

Adrenaline junkies, good news for you! The depths of the waters are waiting to be explored by scuba diving that is guided and instructed by the PADI divers. You can also try other water activities like sea walking and snorkeling. There are so many things to do here in this isolated haven. You are sure to fall in love with its splendor.

Nearby hotels


The civilian settlements of any kind are prohibited by the administration in Cinque Island. Therefore, there is no place to stay at night there. Everyone must leave the island before dawn. The island is an uninhabited place that is located inside the premises of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. Therefore, there are no resorts pr hotels on the island. Tourists are only allowed for day trips.

The nearest hotels to the island are in Port Blair. You can consider the following properties:

  • Sinclairs Bay View
  • Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Bay Island
  • Seashell Hotel
  • Hotel Megapode Nest
  • J Hotel
  • Ami Grace
  • Haywizz
  • Ashiaanaa Residency Inn
  • Hotel Sentinel
  • Sunray Homes 

How to reach 

It takes two hours from Chidiyatapu and nearly four hours from Wandoor via boat to reach this charming island. However, the boat service is not regular. Also, special permission from the Forest Department has to be taken to visit Cinque Island.

Cinque Island is located at a distance of 25 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The island rests within the vicinity of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. There is a simple way to reach from Port Blair to Cinque Island. After reaching Port Blair, take a boat or a chartered ferry that transfers to Cinque Island. These ferries run on the same route multiple times a day. The cost of the ferry varies according to the season. If you are traveling through a travel agent, then the cost is usually included in the package.

Cinque Island is a fascinating virgin island in the South Andaman region. It is surrounded by turquoise blue waters and a shore full of white sands. The two island portions of North and South Cinque Islands are connected by a spectacular sand bar. It was once broken and affected by the tsunami but has reformed naturally over the years. It is a wonderful sight!

Don’t you want to escape to this unexplored heaven and get set in a mood to holiday at the beaches? Do keep this handy and quick guide with you while you travel to Cinque Island.

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